Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ON Slouchy Canvas Sneakers

My birthday's coming up. I want some of these in every color. (so cute in person, and that is red, not pink)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Deruyter Chocoadehagel Puur

I went to an island named Curacao (part of the Dutch Caribbean) when I was a kid, maybe 8 or 10. My parents went there for a swim clinic (my dad was a triathlete). Mostly what I remember are packs of wild dogs, almost getting drowned, Papiamento (the language, mix of spanish, english, & dutch), but I also remember hagel puur (bread (not toast), butter, choc sprinkles). Apparently, this is a pretty common breakfast choice in the Netherland Antilles/Holland. I just had some today, yum.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pastries on Main

If you haven't been, GO. PBTB and I got our standard test, an eclair (his) and a danish (hers) just before Christmas.....delicious. I ended up buying gift certificates for Christmas gifts.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cobalt Embroidered Toss Pillows

Every time I see these pillows at Target I wish I had somewhere to use them (especially the white one). Yesterday I saw they were on sale for $15. Somebody them!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Story of Ferdinand

My boys request this book at least every other night. That, and it's adorable to hear them say 'Ferdinand'.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Homemade Mayo

PBTB's cousin made us BLT's with homemade mayo on our final day in Albuquerque. It was soooo yummy. Still thinking about it. He gave me a rundown of the ingredients, which I combined with something more concrete from one of my cookbooks.

Basic Mayonnaise

1 egg or egg yolk (cousin Dave used 1 egg and 1 egg yolk)
Dash cayenne
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (cousin Dave used about 1 Tb Dijon mustard)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tb lemon juice, white whine, or other vinegar mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with water (cousin Dave likes to use lime juice)
1 Tb finely chopped onion (completely optional, used by cousin Dave, but not in my recipe)
1 Cup olive oil or other neutral oil (cousin Dave uses vegetable oil)

Combine all ingredients except oil in a blender. Add oil extremely slowly to start with (just a drop and then into a thin stream) and then gradually add more as the mixture emulsifies.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Linen Kids

Dang!, I love finding stuff like this on Etsy.