Thursday, November 29, 2012

on the home front

after a few months of being engaged, we are ready to start sending out the invitations!  my sister took the photos and found a great vintage style print to use.  we wrote a little poem after a night of wine and editing. 
so excited!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

easter egg chicken

my sweet ameraucana, hazel finally laid her first egg!  such a pretty blue color.  we were so excited when she started roosting. maybe i am taking it a little too seriously but it feels like she is a woman now!

Monday, November 26, 2012

cyber monday sale

entire shop 30% off simply enter code CYBER12 at checkout!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

as seen before: over sized coats

i might reference the satorialist too much.  you know what? i am okay with that.  he is amazing.  the people he meets are amazing. the photos he takes are amazing.  and i am always amazed when he references styles i have in the shop.  so it was with extra excitement when he had a post that commented on oversized coats and the colors camel and white, because... i just so happen to have an oversized, white and camel coat in the shop!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

on the home front: goulash

i am so happy to be finally able to post a "on the home front" post.  its been a crazy month with travel and work so it feels extra sweet to be able to take time to make homemade soup and bread.

our first full day home, i broke out an old recipe i got from a russian roommate i had and added a new black bread recipe i found on 101 cookbooks.  she referenced a dill butter so i played around a little and made a great dill butter!

vegetarian goulash

      4 red potatoes                                        8 cups veggie stock
      4 small yellow onions                           6 oz tomato paste
      1/2 green cabbage( i used purple)         kosher salt and ground pepper
      4 carrots                                                bay leaves
      1 red pepper                                          2 beets
      4 celery sticks                                       sour cream and green onions
      1/2 stick butter                                      crushed garlic

  • cut all veggies into small cubes.
  • saute yellow onions and cabbage in butter on medium heat until cooked and light brown.
  • add broth, potatoes, beets, carrots and boil for a few minutes.
  • add paste, pepper, celery, salt and pepper, and bay leaves.  
  • simmer until beets and potatoes are soft.  
  • remove bay leaves and blend soup.
  • place sour cream, chopped green onions and crushed garlic on table and allow each person to garnish to taste.

for the dill butter, I softened 1/4 cup salted butter, then blended in a medium bowl with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.


this bread recipe is so easy.  and thats coming from a woman who has made bread that baked into crumbles, never solidified, or was so hard it could be used as a weapon.  my only thoughts to potentially remember or play with:  properly grate carrots- or they will be visible and may be hard, and if you really like rye (like we do) try half rye flour/half bread flour instead of 1/4 rye flour. thanks 101 cookbooks!
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