Sadly, this blog is a bit sleepier than I'd like these days. Pop over here if you'd like to know why.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Last week Sarah came over for some crafting. I helped her make a few tokens and took up my own little project once she got the hang of it.

I especially like this little guy.

It was nice to pick up the needle and thread again.

Pattern is "Robots and Spaceships" from Tigerpup Embroidery. I just noticed her free patterns page. Love them.

Friday, May 6, 2011


While in Sri Lanka Mike and I talked about making our own pappadums. (Pappadum is the crispy flatbread served with most meals from the Subcontinent.) The other night I prepared a delicious dal dish, and Mike helped me with the pappadum making.

It was so easy! And exciting! I loved watching the dough flare up into crazy bubbles and shapes.

These were delicious and didn't have the spicy aftertaste I dislike in most pappadums at Indian restaurants. Looks like I have a new carb to add to the rotation!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

What's for dinner?

There hasn't been too much crafting happening around here lately. Hopefully that turns around soon. I had three sewing projects lined up but the time and motivation both disappeared somewhere. (But soon, I promise Julia!).

In lieu of sewing projects, I've decided to try to share my Hump Day dinners from here on out. (Only a few left this year, sad!).

Beverage: Lemon and cucumber water

Salad: Spring Salad with Radishes and Pumpkin Seeds

Main: Macaroni with Asparagus, Fava Beans, and Pesto

The recipe calls for arugula pesto but I used basil instead. I also had trouble finding fresh fava beans. The frozen broad beans passed but were not delicious when reheated the next day.

Dessert: Raspberry Sorbet with Cream and Fresh Berries

Each of these recipes I would recommend and make again.

And ever since I overhauled the look of my travel blog, I've been itching to clean this one up as well. These are just quick fixes until I have more time (probably this summer), but resurrecting this masthead from a few summers ago instantly cheered the place up.