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csa haul {9/22}

CSA Veggies

Last week’s CSA haul brought us lots of greens. I didn’t start eating greens, or liking them for that matter, until about a year ago. This week I ate my first mustard greens and radish greens thanks to this share. An earlier haul this year introduced me to beet greens, which are my favorite so far.

Oh, and do you see? Oyster mushrooms? Yes, please! I felt like I hit the jackpot. We also received sweet potatoes and more eggplant, which we are thoroughly sick of eating by now.

I’m excited for this Fall’s harvest. Even though everything is still green around here, we bought our first apples of the season, so it can’t be too long for Fall.

life lately

I’ve let my job take the wheel these past few weeks. By the time I get home from work, my brain is fried, and I’m finding it hard to get anything done. I zombie out in front of the TV or occasionally attempt reading a book. I usually try to dedicate a little bit of time after work to learning new things like programming, Photoshop, or even reading up on current events or spending time on Wikipedia. But, these days, I can hardly tolerate looking at a computer screen after 5 p.m. The good news is, I anticipate my job getting easier in the next few weeks.

Despite all of that, I’m still having lots of fun, mostly on the weekends. Here are a few glimpses of some things that have been happening.

Ryan and I have been biking from Tallahassee to St. Marks. It’s intense and awesome.

st. marks sign

Here we are once we made it to St. Marks. We’re super sweaty. Did I mention it’s like 99 degrees outside?

st. marks

Ryan and I own bikes, but we’re not bikers. I was so proud of our Map My Run stats, since it was our first ride. We’ve been back and beaten this time already.

map my run

Grilled pizza. Before and after.

grilled pizza before

grilled pizza after

The biggest moth on my front porch. Yes, I live in the jungle. And yes, I have fears of this thing flying right into my face every single day. Ever notice how flying insects have no sense of direction?

gigantor moth

The best vegetarian product – Gardein’s Mandarin Orange Chick’n. I can eat an entire bag.

gardenin chick'n

I only take photos of food, don’t you know? This is our latest CSA share. I made the best squash quiche with the squash. We renewed our share for fall.

csa share

Ryan and I are trying to take a photo at least once a month. We’re really bad at it.

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But we’re getting better. This was taken on his birthday. <3

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I love him so much.

the weekender 6/17/2011

Have a bright and sunny weekend!

beach

Hopefully it won’t get too hot. Links to keep you cool:

I love the idea of making your own chocolate chips. She flavors them with green tea and lavender.

If you’re traveling to a beach this weekend, collect some salt water and make your own sea salt. What a unique souvenir.

Loving this Father’s Day planter idea, mostly because it’s a dinosaur!

Everything about this loft is absolutely dreamy.

What are your thoughts on reverse French manicures? You can give yourself one with this tutorial.

I thought I was over the grey and yellow color combination until I saw them used in this vintage-inspired bridal shower party.

blueberry picking summer fun

Ryan and I took a trip outside of town at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning to pick some blueberries. We got a little turned around, and when I saw these lovely fellas sitting by the side of the road I made him stop so we could ask them for directions, pet them!, take photos.

I’m such a dopey animal lover. I love that their noses are covered in dirt. Also, hello, baby!

We made it to the farm where we started picking. They were $3.50 a pound. What a steal.

blueberry picking

blueberries

The under-ripe berries had the prettiest colors.

blueberries

It was a pesticide-free farm, so we had a few little creatures join

wormI thoroughly inspected each berry before I bit into it.

berries

In the end, we walked out with about 5 lbs of berries.  Maybe we went a little overboard. We’ve been eating them like candy and trying to find creative ways to use them. We’re hoping we don’t have to freeze them.

So I made this cobbler.

cobbler

I used this recipe, which I don’t recommend. It was way too buttery and less crumbly. Later this week I’m making blueberry jam. I also plan to dehydrate some, since dehydrated blueberries are the best. Do you have any suggestions for blueberries?

the weekender 4/8/2011

From Moon In Her Eyes

Happy Weekend! I just got an email inviting me to a midnight picnic. What a great idea. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

Here are some links to get you through the Friday workday.

In fact, the just out of bed look doesn’t come from waking up in the morning, there’s a science and find out how to do sexy & tousled hair.

I love this skirt, and there’s a tutorial.

This cheap Easter craft is really brilliant.

Here’s a tutorial for a weekender bag. It looks highly useful and functional, but also pretty involved. Regardless, I want to make it.

Things to dream about: sexy and serene bedrooms.

Make something exciting this weekend: Potato Pizza with Rosemary and Brie or Hot Fudge Root Beer Cupcakes.

the weekender 12/17/2010

Good Morning! Today is my last day of work for two weeks. Which is great, because I get to sleep in and work on my blog. But it’s two weeks without pay. The college shuts down at noon today, and we all walk over to the union for a great holiday feast with games and door prizes. I really appreciate when employers do things like that.

Yesterday I had my cake decorating class. I couldn’t even take pictures of the disaster, it was too depressing. We decorated cupcakes and worked on various flower and rose designs. Half-way through the class, my icing just started melting and separating. It’s like the water and the shortening just break apart. This has happened before (with non-Wilton icing) and it’s made a huge mess. Needless to say, my flowers lost all shape and just turned into a giant puddle of goo. I need to investigate what causes this. For some reason, I have a suspicion it might be the food dye. Thoughts? Also, the yellow cake turned out dry. We’re talking cornbread dry. You win some and you lose some.

Speaking of winsome, B Jones Style has a tutorial for a romantic, 20’s inspired hair updo.

A recipe for Red Velvet Fudge. Yes Please.

A d.i.y. project of a Big Fluffy Wreath made out of coffee filters. It’s so poofy I want to sit on it.

A great tutorial on how to make Cupcake Tree Ornaments. Yes, those aren’t real. They’re pretty decoration.

A beautiful winter shirt dress with tutorial over at Elle Apparel. I really want to try this one.

Reindeer made from wine corks and backyard findings. What a cute idea at Recyclart.

Have a great weekend everyone.