yeah it’s hot, but I have a garden!

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Wow, I forgot how much I love to grow food. It’s amazing the amount of pride I have in this small endeavor, and how much enjoyment I get out of seeing new growth everyday. The butternut squash seem to double each night. That’s awesome, unless you’re a sweet pepper and you’re trying to grow next to them. Yes, I planted too close I fear, and I’m not sure what I should do. Maybe just get a pot for the little pepper so that it may thrive!

This weekend I ate stuff that I had a hand in growing! I had minty sweet iced tea AND I made the lovely (and I do mean LOVELY) pizza in a cast iron pan pictured below. Ok so I’ve only been able to use herbs so far, but how cool is that? Ooh and I made a banana blueberry bread that was divine. The bananas had gone really far so they were nice and oily, and the blueberry gives it just the right tang. Yum!

P.S. Pizza in a cast iron pan might be the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten.
pizza, oregano & basil from my garden!
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look at the size of those plants!
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yeah it’s hot, but I have a garden!

1 Comment

Wow, I forgot how much I love to grow food. It’s amazing the amount of pride I have in this small endeavor, and how much enjoyment I get out of seeing new growth everyday. The butternut squash seem to double each night. That’s awesome, unless you’re a sweet pepper and you’re trying to grow next to them. Yes, I planted too close I fear, and I’m not sure what I should do. Maybe just get a pot for the little pepper so that it may thrive!

This weekend I ate stuff that I had a hand in growing! I had minty sweet iced tea AND I made the lovely (and I do mean LOVELY) pizza in a cast iron pan pictured below. Ok so I’ve only been able to use herbs so far, but how cool is that? Ooh and I made a banana blueberry bread that was divine. The bananas had gone really far so they were nice and oily, and the blueberry gives it just the right tang. Yum!

P.S. Pizza in a cast iron pan might be the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten.



Tattoo Flash On My Top!

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Just finished an adorable ruffled top. It’s that fantastic tattoo flash fabric that I bought about 100 yards of several years ago. It’s gone now, sad sad sad. Funny though, most of the projects I made out of this never worked out quite right. Not that there weren’t plenty of chances, I purchased this fabric with the pink background (pictured), the tan AND the black background.

It’s also too bad that my new(ish) dressform is too large. Know anyone who wants to buy or trade for the right size?


lovely day photos

Lunch today was delicious. Montage. Smoked cheddar w/chicken, Rainier beer and a side of tomatoes. Yes, I live on the edge.
Also, I got my camera back and have a few new pics of the garden, and last but not least, check out these vicious vicious beasts!




cute lil sweeeeeeeater

How much do I love knitting? Lots. Here’s what I’m working on now. It’s an Anthropologie Inspired Capelet but for a 10 year old. It’s out of fluffy Jiffy yarn, acrylic, but it’s for a kid so it’s gotta be washable. Please notice the adorable puffed sleeves and the cute vintage button closure. Yay!

ha ha ha hawthorne

I have always been known to be a little bit intolerant towards the stupid annoying hippies in my neighborhood. This is not news to anyone who knows me. Hawthorne has always been a place for lots of oddballs to converge, and this has been a source of personal enjoyment over the years, but why do the hippies think we all want to buy their crap ala flea market style?

On one side of me is a random hippie flea market, across the street is the “Hawthorne Artisans Market”. Seriously? Does one block NEED that many tie dyes, bongs and patchwork corduroy bell bottoms?

Nobody wants your tie-dyed bongs, asshole.

Today’s A Softer World is brilliant.

Also, I get to have lunch at the newly opened Deschutes Brewery today! Must love pub food, happy birthday (almost) to me!
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