June 29, 2010

wedding season

We went out to Seattle this past weekend to celebrate the marriage of our friends Pat and Fawn. Congratulations you two!

Since this blog is about DIY things, I thought would share the clever things they did to keep it real. They chose to have a small wedding in the park (overlooking Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier), personally written vows, an ordaining friend, a reception at the parent's, zero-waste catering from Cameron Catering, an art canvas guest book, gifts of homemade felt flower pins and luggage tags, and a flickr group for people to post photos. Now that's what I'm talking about!

June 12, 2010

breakfast sandwich

Okay, this is a mundane post. There's nothing earth shattering about an egg patty in an english muffin, but then again there is something truthful and beautiful about the everyday, common place things in our lives.

(BTW, these egg patties got their shape by cooking the eggs in onion rings. You could also buy a metal doodad for this purpose)

June 9, 2010

community supported agriculture 2010

Just picked up our first CSA share of the season!! Check out this post for more background on CSA's and this post to see what we got from our Abbondanza CSA share in 2009.

This year we chose to go with Pachamama Organic Farm. We're pretty excited!

June 6, 2010

ride to longmont

We took a bike ride to Longmont, CO yesterday (39 miles round trip). It was a really beautiful day. The mountains were dramatic as usual. The clouds were unusually dramatic. I love Colorado.

I got a flat tire 15 miles into the ride which was no big deal because we had a spare tube.

While we were in Longmont, we stopped by Left Hand Brewing Company to enjoy a few beer samplers. I can't wait for our IPA to be ready...

June 4, 2010

sesame noodles with tofu steaks and bok choy

I just read an article in the New York Times magazine that basically implied that cookbooks are way passé . I don't get it. I love my cookbooks. They are sources of inspiration and they get me out of cooking ruts. True, you can look up any recipe on the internet, but you need to know what you want in the first place and then you need to wade through all of the mediocre looking recipes. Quality food blogs are definitely a great middle ground, but they can't entirely replace cookbooks, at least not for me, because uhhhh... sometimes its nice to not look at a computer?

Just the other evening I was feeling a little uninspired by spring produce. I pulled out my two favorite seasonally focused cookbooks "A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen" by Jack Bishop and "Fresh Food Fast: Delicious Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour" by Peter Berley. I paged through the recipes and eventually landed on "sesame noodles with tofu steaks and baby asian greens" in "Fresh Food Fast." Yay for mouth watering inspiration!