Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blueberry Post It Note

I predict some recipes involving blueberries this weekend....

The Happy Blueberry

Friday, July 30, 2010

Baked Zucchini

My neighbor gave Rob and I two huge zucchinis. So when life gives you zucchinis, make some baked zucchini slices! We didn't do anything special, just dipped them in egg and breading then baked at 400 F for 25 minutes. I put some panko bread crumbs in with the regular Italian bread crumbs hoping to make it crunchier but I used too much and not enough extra seasoning so they were a little bland. Next time I'm going to load up on the seasonings and maybe even fry them in some olive oil. Because everything is better when it's fried.


Monday, July 26, 2010

A Plethora of Blueberries

A couple weeks ago Rob and I went to Saugatuck Michigan. We usually go around this time each year to get away from the city for a few days and enjoy some leisurely peace and quiet. On our way back we usually go to a U-Pick Farm and pick some fruit. This year it was blueberries at Earl’s Farm Market. I had never picked blueberries before. It takes a long time! They are so tiny. We did manage to pick about 4 pounds. I froze most of them when I got home to use for future baking. I have some recipes for blueberries that I can’t wait to try!

Frozen Blueberries

Me, picking blueberries

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Natalie Merchant

Tonight I'm going to see Natalie Merchant at The Chicago Theatre. I could burst I’m so excited. This is the second time I’ve seen her this year. The first was at The Poetry Center; a small, rather intimate venue. It was unique. She was doing a small tour to introduce her album Leave Your Sleep, an album of poems translated to songs. She did a lot of talking-kind of like the show Storytellers-and explained the poems/songs. She is my second favorite artist next to Tori Amos. I’ve been looking forward to this day for months! I wasn’t able to get many pictures when I saw her at The Poetry Center. I’m hoping to get more tonight!

Backdrop at The Poetry Center April 27, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Wow I really go through phases with this blog. My last post was 6 months ago. I have of course been doing a lot of cooking, baking and random nonsense during this time. Although, I haven’t been prioritizing like I should. Instead I have been rather lazy in the creative realm of life. Granted, I have been taking a lot of photographs, etc but I haven’t been doing much if anything with them. I went through a phase of playing a lot of online games like FarmVille and all those other Ville games. But I recently gave them up. They’re fun (and terribly addicting) but I want to spend more time and effort on art, photography, baking and whatever other creative thing I feel like doing.

Change is good.