Archive for January, 2013

my iPad art

I am inspired by technology’s potential, and the ability to execute art within a minute, simply by randomly choosing colors and shapes, without thinking or planning, simply a subconscious expression, much different from hours spent on my tulip canvasses (listed under art and tulips)

life engine 1

a drawing I did on my ipad

life engine 2

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Local Choice Produce Market, every city should open one of these, a local,privately owned farmers market under a roof, in Portland and in the Pearl this is a great thing!

fresh veggies

eggs, fruit,meat

check out line

carts of California oranges

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asian lettuce wraps

I love asian beef in lettuce cups, hard to find in restaurants so I made it myself the other night

Boston lettuce
2 Carrots, cut into sticks
20 Mint leaves
1 Cucumber, seeded and sliced into half circles

1 lb Ground pork
2 Garlic cloves crushed
1 tbsp fine sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 small shallots chopped
combine all ingredients and shape into small rolls

Spicy peanut sauce
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp thai red chili pepper sauce
1 tsp shrimp paste


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so here are the two sides of the attic and how they look today

lots of noise and dust, ugh

this is photography taken with an iphone in panoramic mode

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Beef and Greens Stir Fry

My husband is addicted to this meal I concocted:

Chopped garlic
Hot pepper flakes
1 bunch chopped lacinato kale stems removed

Sauté 1 lb ground beef in olive oil with the garlic and hot pepper flakes
until all the liquid evaporates

Add chopped kale and cook 10 minutes stirring constantly
Cover and turn off heat

Cook basmati rice separately

Serve beef with rice and a hot sauce like sriracha drizzled over it



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Working on this house coat for over a week now, in the middle of construction and jet lag but determined to get it done. It will sell online as soon as I post it up on Etsy
If you are interested in purchasing it ahead of that tell me and I will make a special order for you.
The cost will be $550.00, and the fabric has a very limited run, at $70/yard it is an indulgence and there are only a few yards left of this style, 100% wool, original design, bought from the Pendleton store in Portland.  This is a large and is very roomy, above the knee.

Sent from my iPad

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Upstate NY and duck pond

on my recent holiday visit to upstate ny, a frozen pond serves as a resting place for hundreds of ducks, the beauty of it made me stop in my car and take this photo

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