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Juice Crazy.

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I’ve been bitten by the juice bug again and have been enjoying every drop.  Instead of my usual green lemonade recipe, this time I used the following:

  • 1 blood orange
  • half of a lemon (peeled since the lemon wasn’t organic)
  • a bit of ginger
  • 2 fuji apples (cored)
  • 3-4 peeled carrots

Delish!  If you have any juicer recipes you love, please share.  We have been planning out our meals every week and now we don’t throw out food as much.  Little changes here and there are making quite the difference.

In sketching news, I haven’t had a chance to work on my “Do What You Love. Love What You Do” print.  I do want to get back to it though, soon.  In the meantime I have been painting and took a trip to the art store with my little Babycakes.  They opened up three Trader Joe’s here, finally, so after checking out one and going shopping (love their frozen meatballs), we went to Meiningers.

My friend Tracy suggested soft press watercolor paper a long time ago so I picked that up (Fabriano), some Princeton and DaVinci watercolor brushes, a portable pop up water cup and some lead refills (HB for sketching and 4H for drawing on watercolor paper).  Not too bad of a budget buster, I can get so lost in art stores.  They are my happy place.

Thanks for stopping by.

Do Over

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Home, Life, Organization, Recipes

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Happy New Year!  Since January was a wash for me, I am declaring a new New Year, right now.

I have fantastic news to share and it happened toward the end of last year.  My watercolor birdies are being used in the packing for a mother and baby products line in Chile.  :)  I think the end result looks beautiful, Carmen at Leon Del Monte did a wonderful job!

One thing I did manage to get done in January was to re-open my shop on Etsy, three new prints have been listed (Sweater Whales, Cool Cats and Slouchy Bird).

Since most of the house is organized and under control (ha ha), I ‘ve been focusing on getting things organized digitally:

Feedly – working well for checking up on favorite illustration sites, beauty gurus, you name it.

Inbox Zero – the number of emails in my inbox is embarassing and crazypants so I am becoming a little ninja and anhilating them one by one.

sunset

Here’s a sunset shot from December I wanted to share.

kale

kale chips

Thanks to Michelle Kondrich and her kale chips recipe, I was able to try them out.  Not bad for my first go but it still tasted very kale-y.  I’ll try again though, Raul liked them too.

Kale Chips

Take one bunch of kale, tear all the leaves away from the stems.  Try to keep them on the small-ish side.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Drizzle with olive oil (go by instinct the more you make it), toss, then add salt and toss. Bake for 5-6 minutes, take it out and shake it around or use a spatula to flip it over and stir it around.  Bake another 5 minutes.  When you do it the first few times, keep a fairly close eye on it.  The best is when it’s mostly crispy but still greenish.

 

juice

green lemonade

I made some of my Green Lemonade to go with the chips, delicious!

Green Lemonade

3 fuji or pink lady apples
5-6 stalks of kale
1/2 lemon
1 head of romaine
bit of fresh ginger (to taste)

I cut out the apple cores and get rid of the seeds in the lemon. Toss all ingredients in a juicer and you’re good to go.

bird visitors

We have no trees in our backyard and the deck has stairs so all the nature action is on ground level.  Found a beautiful bird feeder and this little couple has claimed it as their own already.

This post was random and all over the place but this is how January left me. Feel like I’m playing catch up.  Blowing the dust off of my goals and going at them full force again.

Grateful for much.

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  • waking up without an alarm clock
  • going to church and being reminded about what matters most
  • yummy Mexican food lunch with R
  • beautiful warm Colorado weather

Here is the beef stew and butternut squash recipe.  Hope your Sunday was a good one.

Meh.

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Recipes

Still feeling blah but my sore throat feels a little better. R is making clam chowder for dinner.

This recipe is our favorite.

Lame post numero dos.  Check.

Vegetarian Chili and Cornbread.

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This isn’t a soup but I think it counts anyway.  I’ve thought about ditching meat completely from time to time.  This recipe for Vegetarian Chili completely fooled me and I didn’t miss the meat.  It is thick and substantial.  (I found the bulgur wheat at Whole Foods.)

I made it for my in-laws this past weekend and they had seconds.  The truest compliment to a cook.  After it was simmering on the counter I thought about wanting cornbread to go with it so I found this recipe for cornbread muffins.  The muffins were a little dense and I would like them lighter.  But overall they were very easy and delicious.

I would make both again soon, maybe when there is snow on the ground.