Tuesday, April 28, 2009


this is sorta totally boring and pointless, while also being totally intriguing, so i'm posting it while half asleep and wondering what to make of it or if anything post-apocalyptic matters, especially from the internet, since we won't have electricty.
the american stonehenge.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

artichoke season(ed)

nobody’s signing me up as an Iron Chef contender any time soon (Star, I’ll leave that genre to you) but since we’re smack dab in the middle of artichoke season, I do want to share this yummily successful and easy grilled artichoke recipe, made from the random assortment of stuff we usually have in the fridge:

Most Important Ingredient –
2 – 400 heads of artichokes (I really don’t care how many you eat, but eat them because they’re really good at cleaning your blood and liver)

Marinade –
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup tamari
¼ cup water
a big splash of lemon juice
a heaping spoonful of chopped ginger
another heaping one of chopped garlic
cracked pepper

the ¼ cup measurements work well for 2 artichokes but if you make more, you can make more artichokes or have extras for a tasty dipping sauce.

just use a knife to chop the top and very bottom of your artichokes off, then scissors, (they’re easier to manage) to snip the poky tips off of the outside leaves.
put each artichoke on its own sheet of tin foil then dig in there and pull the artichoke apart a little to let the marinade sneak into the crevices.
mix all the marinade ingredients up and pour it all over the artichokes, aiming mostly for the middle heart part.
wrap ‘em up and pop them on the grill, in the oven (425 works) or even in a nice little campfire.
i really don’t think you can overcook them but they’ll take at least 45 minutes to an hour to get nice and soft.

then dig in!

it’s a totally sloppy meal but makes me feel fancy and i think i’m addicted.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

thriller killer

oh drat.
Just when I had picked out all the new stuff I was going to buy with our tax return, Michael Jackson cancelled his auction!

Monday, April 6, 2009

have a seat

doing some real house packing (ugg...WAY too many books!) and some imaginary house shopping and wishing i could be lazily resting my ass on one of these, instead of the dusty $65 hershey chocolate bar couch we currently are going to have to be lugging across town.
(should've seen the first time we got it home though. ever watched a 7-foot couch on the roof of a tiny black kia? we got LOTS of points & stares!)

or customize your own ball chair here -
i did mine with a red wine interior for inevitable spills.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

hello dolly

stuck in youtubeland and kylie, i'm thinkin' of you...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


ok,,,this website is just too cute.
and randomly found after bemoaning a re-ment collection ms. mimi recently ate/destroyed.
have fun!