Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pickled Radish Seed Pods

We received radish seed pods in our CSA the last two weeks. These are the seeds that radish plants develop when they grow past prime harvesting. When eaten raw they're like a spicy green bean. I searched for pickling recipes and found that our friend Jess adapted a pickling recipe for these. They'll be perfect to bring to Wisconsin for the 4th of July week. Thanks, Jess!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Treasures in the Attic

...Or rather the rafters of the garage, which is where I found this old wood and wire birdhouse.

I oiled it up to give it some luster...

And for now it lives in the porch with the plants... sort of a summer conservatory.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Most new "consultants" would invest in one of those adult Trapper Keepers - the leather-bound kind with lots of pockets. I did not do that. I made this notebook from some wrapping paper that I'm pretty sure came from Elana. Someone had given me pieces of the Levenger "Circa" system ($74 for a notebook?!) so I used them to make my own.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Glorious Glow

Me: You can't tell the difference, can you?
Husband: It's... subtle. 

This is how you know that the dining room paint job that took three days to complete is never going to be noticed by anyone. But it was worth it. Cracks had formed on one wall and on the ceiling (normal "settling" of our 100-year-old house). We had them patched. The previous yellow had more mustard tones, so we opted for "glorious glow." And the requisite ceiling painting, of course. 

The biggest difference is that we have use of our dining room again. I taped and moved the furniture a good month ago. Yes, it's awesome living with me and my "projects."