Thursday, February 26, 2009

The wall between my garden and the parking lot next door is hollow and mostly filled with weeds. I took these about 10 minutes apart, before and after watering my pea plants.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fastnachts: Pennsylvania Dutch Doughnuts

Fastnachts: Pennsylvania Dutch doughnuts to celebrate fat tuesday.

Fast Nacht Donuts

1 ½ tbsp melted lard or oil
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 ½ cup buttermilk or sour milk (add 1 ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar to milk until there is 1 ½ cups liquid)
5 tbsp baking powder
Add flour (starting with about 4-5 cups) until the batter is still very soft but will not stick to your finger if you touch it. It may end up being a lot of flour).

I use a dough hook on a kitchen aid, but you can use a regular mixer. The dough will still be very soft so put a lot of flour on the counter and then put the dough down and pat it out until it’s about ½ inch thick.

Use a well floured cookie cutter to cut out the donut shapes.

Heat the oil to 375 and drop the donuts and their holes in. They will sink and then float, turn over when one side browns and then let the other side brown.

Let drain on paper towels and then coat with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. They’re also delicious with some honey.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Part of the cabin's kitchen.

The kitten decided to join me for some yoga.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Parsley sitting in water waiting to get used. Italian wedding soup (but with egg noodles) and hyacinths and daffodils from my garden.

Old-timey handmade quilt! (and another blanket)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunlight hitting the oboe playing faerie.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

In the bedroom of the cabin.

Outside one of the barns behind our house.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blood oranges and navel oranges. They look almost like pomegranates.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

the cat and the hat

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fake fruit in the cabin behind our house. Long story, and I have about 234893489348 pics to post. It is absolutely incredible.

Chicken Noodle Soup

the heavens parted and there was soup. Chicken Noodle Soup.

Steam on the pond.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

How sweet...this strawberry fell out of my cereal box on valentines day!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Chicken Soup with Rice and Almonds

Healthy Saturday: homemade chicken soup with wholegrain rice and almonds, albacore tuna with red grapes and celery on spring greens with homemade balsamic and red wine vinegar salad dressing

Friday, February 13, 2009

I had a lot of better photos right before my memory card was "unreadable" and deleted them all. This was the second try (without as many awesome clouds).

Roasted red pepper! Mmmm!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dinner on the Roof with John and the Cats

Sorry so many food pics lately.. It's pretty much all I've been doing this week. :) These are obscenely unhealthy.. but absolutely delicious.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A very dedicated guard dog on High Street. I don't know how he got on the roof, but he was doing a good job!

They're not done yet; there's still icing work and decorations to be added. It's fun, but don't I know better than to bake cookies? :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another reason to live downtown in a city like Macon :-)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Nighttime in the front yard. A little blurry, but the best I could get. The sky was amazing.

Houses all lined up down the hill, with the lawschool in the background.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

That's okay; we had a big breakfast this morning and I was gonna post a pic, too. :)

Garlic and Basil Omelet

I know we are not posting on weekends, but John made me breakfast (basil, garlic and cheese omelet) and I squeezed some OJ, and I had to post.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

I couldn't decide which I liked better. I figured that'd be okay. :)

Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Toasted ravioli with pesto and fresh mozzarella. What does it say about us that we post so many pictures of food? (giggle. food's just so sexy-lookin' sometimes.)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemon coconut bars for John's party tomorrow.

Evidence of my recent fresh fruit obsession.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Portrait of my three loves, no photoshop-ing except a crop.

Driveway ice.