Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Spinach, Arugula (which I swapped out for green onions), fingerling potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, bell peppers, cucumbers, mangos (which I swapped out for pears), white peaches, strawberries (which I swapped out for green beans) and valencia oranges. It's going to be great to get my new box on Monday. I am excited for my peaches!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Starting next Thursday, The Seattle International Film Festival aka SIFF starts. Last year, I was encourage to go by a friend and ended up loving the 2 movies I saw. The Swimsuit Issue is on Comcast On-Demand if anyone wants to check it out. It's about a group of men starting their own synchronized swimming team and it's hilarious. K and I have been trying AGES to find this movie on dvd so you can imagine how shocked I was when I saw it on On-Demand.
This year, I am volunteering! Mostly because I can get free tickets to movies. I'm all about the free stuff :) I can't wait for the film festival to start.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
picture from Apartment Therapy.
I got sucked into watching the infomercial on tv and now all I think about is the different smoothies I can make all summer long....with the HOMEMADE ice cream that I make.
Monday, May 10, 2010
It's got a nice mix of fruits and veggies. I got 4 apples, 5 oranges and a MANGO! The mango is a little random and I had to double check my list to make sure I wasn't going crazy...Veggie wise I got, lettuce, carrots, radish, mushrooms, tomatoes, purple tomatoes, spring onions and broccoli.
Notice that I subbed in the tomatoes? I originally had strawberries and since I'm not a huge strawberries fan, I'm glad they allowed me to change it. They also give a couple recipe suggestions which I appreciate!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Here is a recent example of the type of stuff they post on there.
I just love this illustration! It reminds me of the drawing style of the Little Golden Book series that I read when I was growing up. In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, here is a cover of one of the books.
I am also crazy addicted to Design*Sponge. Specifically the before and after pictures. I wish I had the design eye that others have. It's hard to tell that it's the same room! I think everyone has the same dream of buying an old run down house and flipping it to something amazing.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
- 1/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
- 11 fluid ounces chocolate syrup (recommended: Hershey's)
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
For the ganache:nocoupons
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces good semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- Candied violets, for decoration, optional
Line muffin pans with 12 paper liners. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in the chocolate syrup and vanilla. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Don't overbeat, or the cupcakes will be tough.
Scoop the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 30 minutes, or until just set in the middle. Don't overbake! Let the cupcakes cool thoroughly in the pan.
For the ganache, cook the heavy cream, chocolate chips, and instant coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.
Dip the top of each cupcake in the ganache. Decorate with candied violets, if desired. Do not refrigerate.