Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Lately

Kitty in the window
Sorry it's been a bit quiet around here lately; I've had my head down in my work lately, trying to get all my holiday stuff together (I know! Holiday!) Working on my calendars (yes, calendarS, meaning there will be multiple ones this year!) and contemplating holiday cards and whatnot. My goal is to have the calendars done before I head to Renegade Chicago (Sept. 8 + 9th). I think I can do it! Speaking of Renegade Chicago, I'm driving solo there this year, which is a little intimidating. I mean, the part where I have to entertain and navigate myself in a car for 14-ish hours is the intimidating part. There will be lots and lots of podcasts...



Pretty patterns on my cup

It said Spectacular! It disappeared so quickly!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Peach Basil Pie

I made this on Sunday, and can you believe I still haven't gotten to try it yet? I made a Peach Basil Pie, from Vegan Pie in the Sky, and then promptly came down with some sort of stomach bug that I'm just recovering from. Hmpf. Nik said it was really good though! I made him guess the secret ingredient, but he couldn't figure it out. I received ten million doughnut peaches and a few sprigs of basil in my CSA, so the stars were aligned on making this. Well, except the stars that included me eating it. Soon though!


Friday, August 3, 2012

You Are So Loved

Happy Friday! I wanted to share this adorable little book, You Are So Loved, that Chronicle Books recently published. I have the honor of having one of my paintings included, along with some other amazing artists. Super-psyched to be included! 

1. Me! /// 2.  Dominique Falla

1. Will Bryant /// 2. Gemma Correll

1. Dallas Clayton
Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Sometimes my CSA gives me waaay too much of one thing, which is not a bad problem to have, a non-problem basically. There's just the part where I have to figure out what to do with that one thing before they go bad. Challenge accepted! We recently had soo many little yellow plums in the CSA, and neither Nik nor I are much on just eating plums straight up. I knew I had made some sort of plum cake previously, so I had to search my own blog (ha!) for what recipe I used. Found it and it turns out that I apparently liked it, so I went with that same recipe again. I did make a few changes this time around, mainly replacing the self-rising flour with a 50/50 mix of whole wheat and spelt flour (it's what I had.) The cardamom is especially awesome in this. The recipe is also a little unclear when you add the plums to the dough, saying to cover them, but then later to brush them with the leftover earth balance (I didn't cover them, I just left them sticking up a little, and the cake ends up rising around them and creating those cool holes in the cake.)

I STILL had leftover plums after trying to fit as many as I could into the cake, so I threw them in a pan and reduced them down, with a bit of sugar to cut the tartness, to a jam of sorts. This was so yummy spread on top of the cake! Not gonna lie; I totally had this for breakfast.