Friday, December 17, 2010
The Sketchbook Challenge: How the Challenge Works: "Here's everything you need to know about how the Sketchbook challenge works: The sketchbook challenge is a new project launching on 1/1/201..."
Monday, May 24, 2010
It's finally warm enough to start gardening again....today I planted yellow squash, eggplant, chilies, tomatoes and a bunch of flowers into a lovely container garden on my porch - I also hung my kitchy string lights for warm summer night reading.
Today Noel found a cool blue accent wall in a home on Apartment Therapy dot com. I was so smitten with the color (Behr's "Distance") that I went out to Home Depot and duplicated it on my living room wall. That, along with a white shag area rug, completely transformed my drab living room into a place I now love. Enjoy the pics (as much as Gracie is enjoying the new rug, I hope)!
Ah, Noel made the most delicious chili rellenos for me on Sunday morning. I tried duplicating them tonight, but alas, a Gringa should leave the chili rellenos recipe to the experts (Noel's gramma walked her through it on the phone....go, gramma!)
The basic recipe is as follows:
Pan fry/grill 4 Anaheim Chilies until the skins turn black. When they cool, peel the skins off.
Slit a hole at the bottom, and slide pieces of cheese (I prefer Monterey Jack) inside.
Sprinkle with flour.
Roll the chilies in a mixture of 3 stiffly beaten egg whites, folded with 3 egg yolks, salt and pepper to taste.
Fry in vegetable oil on medium heat until browned.
Friday, April 30, 2010
This is one of my favorite paintings by Gustav Klimt that I "ripped off" and made my own. I'm excited that perhaps my creative dry-spell is over (for painting, anyway). I'm planning to rope Noel into a fun project this weekend, so we may have more to show you soon. Come back, ya'll. Alisa
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
We saw this idea in a book Noel had, and so we spent a couple of months finding random objects on outings...little pieces of wood, shells, metal bits, sea glass....a pleasing combination of textures and colors, I think!