i have been feeling under the weather, and will admit, full of self pity.
So today, i began to clean my house and ended up inadvertently boiling potatoes for homemade gnocchi.
my mom made gnocchi when i was younger and it is my favorite italian dish.
it is a fluffy, soft, dissolve in your mouth potato based pasta.
i have been guiltily, greedily consuming videos and recipes for gnocchi for over a week and finally caved even though my kitchen is still a disaster.
thanks to my new favorite blog: delicious days
(did not photograph my gnocchi, was too busy eating them. so i borrowed her photo, hope she doesnt mind.)
and the trusty food network website: Gnocchi Recipe
i now have about a pound of gnocchi warm in a big bowl to eat and share and refrigerate for later.
and another 3 pounds of dough in my fridge for when i get sick of eating out.
(worse newly weds ever.)
my favorite part was mashing the warm potatoes through a strainer to fluff them and having a giant pile of little potato shavings grow bigger and bigger.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Honeymoon in Oregon this time of year is perfect. It was lovely.
So lovely, the whole state decided we were not allowed to leave. We ran out of gas driving home at 5 am 10 miles out of town. Then crossing Idaho, we blew our rear right tire clean out the sidewall.
Two days later we are home and happy and well again.
The cake is gone, the wedding is cleaned up.
Things are being returned.
I finally got my studio unpacked yesterday.
It is lovely.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Weddings are such a pain to put together.
On the 1st of August, I ran out of excuses and reasons to postpone getting married to the Love of my Life.
So, we decided together that we should get married before he enlists in the USMC, and after his semester is done. This date happened to be the 27th of this month. So here we are 13 days later and we, by some miracle, have a house (AHH!), a dress, a tux, a cake, a veil, a shiny diamond ring, a couch, a table and 3 chairs, 4 bridesmaids, 2 groomsmen, a resident clergy, a beautiful garden to have it in, tables and chairs for the ceremony and 100 invitations to mail today. But first I have to address them all, with a recently dislocated wrist.
You think I'm crazy. I know you do.
I know, because I think I'm crazy.
But there are 14 days left and I am having SO much fun.
And we are irridesently happy.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The new additions to my paperdoll family:
Alice and the Red Queen
i loved the movie and instantly wanted more clothes for the red queen and alice, it was so much fun looking through the costumes for the movie to find inspiration.
purchase your own copy here