Friday, March 23, 2012

Easter Eggs

I think we've dyed Easter Eggs every year since I can remember. We usually just use vinegar and food coloring (which works great) but I thought these Easter Eggs were super cute and a little different than your plain colored eggs. 

Candle Wax Spotted Eggs:

Glitter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Eggs

Metallic Eggs

Marbleized Eggs

Stenciled Eggs

Happy Egg Dying!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Some Random Favorites

I've been slightly obsessed with a few things of late. 

First up, Stubb's pork marinade. One pork loin with this marinade in the crock pot for a few hours and you will have some amazing pork. I recommend it served as tacos. 

Second, Galeos Miso Caesar dressing. This with kale and parmesean cheese is delicious. 

On a different note, I'm loving ranunculus right now. And Trader Joe's currently has them in stock. 

I'm loving all the pretty things that come with Spring. It's only making me more excited for Summer!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Today is my birthday. So I'm going to:

How cute is this poster? You can download and print it for free here

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March Madness

Ok, so I admit my husband and I get pretty competitive when it comes to March Madness. I have always loved basketball and it is always fun to watch. I think last Thursday and Friday are the least productive work days of the year. My husband was emailing and texting back and forth with me and I'm thinking, "are you even working today".  My bracket hasn't fared well in the first few rounds, but I still have 7 of the Elite 8 teams so I'm hoping I finish strong. I think on ESPN I'm ranked in the 3 millionth place. Not doing well. 
The two of us always try and come up with a good prize for the winner between my husband and I. I'm trying to convince him that if I win he has to change all diapers on the weekends for a month. I think I need to win. He is still trying to figure out what he wants if he wins. Oh, and the team I have picked to win it all:

Considering one of their star players broke his arm in the last game I'm not thinking this is going to end well. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Best Kale Salad (recipe)

After eating at True Food Kitchen I have become slightly obsessed with kale. They have the best (in my opinion) kale salad. I could eat it all day. And they are kind enough to put it on their website for all of us to try. 

Dr. Weil's Kale Salad

- 4-6 cups kale, loosely packed, sliced leaves of Italian black (Lacinato, "dinosaur," cavolo nero) midribs removed
- juice of 1 lemon
- 3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, mashed
- salt & pepper, to taste
- hot red pepper flakes, to taste
- 2/3 cup grated Pecorino Toscano cheese (Rosselino variety if you can find it) or other flavorful grating cheese such as Asiago or Parmesan
- 1/2 cup freshly made bread crumbs from lightly toasted bread
  1. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a generous pinch (or more to taste) of hot red pepper flakes.
  2. Pour over kale in serving bowl and toss well.
  3. Add 2/3 of the cheese and toss again.
  4. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes. Add bread crumbs, toss again, and top with remaining cheese.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MIA as of late

I know, I have been MIA. March just seems to have been a busy month and will probably only get busier with both my sister and my birthday and a bunch of other stuff we have planned. We were sick, got better, got sick, and hopefully we are now finally on the "better" path to stay. It is definitely looking like Spring here, my daffodils are blooming, the sycamore trees are getting leaves and the birds are chirping. 

I'm going to try and post as often as I can but I don't want to feel like I am a slave to the blog. I really want the posts to be on things I am passionate about, not posts done out of obligation. I feel like my 14 month old is only requiring more attention and I never want her to feel I chose the computer over her. So I will try, really I will to post as often as possible. I just can't promise it will be as routine as it was in the past. 

Happy Tuesday!
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