Thursday, September 24, 2009

14 Carrot GOLD

I harvested 2 carrots today. Behold:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lindsay and Martha

I saw "Julie and Julia" a few weeks back and absolutely LOVED it. The movie is based on 2 stories- Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) story of the start of her career and Julie Powell's (Amy Adams) story of working her way through Julia Child's first cookbook in 365 days. So I have this crazy idea. What if I try to work my way through Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts? I am thinking I will set up an etsy shop to sell what I make and I'll use the earnings from sales to offset the cost of the projects. ALSO, to encourage people to keep me in check, comment leaving readers will have a chance to win a version of each craft I make. So here's the deal: 200ish crafts. *536 days. What do you think?

*536 is the number of recipes Julie Powell completed from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tony Danza turns 27!

Tonight was the first night of a multi week birthday celebration in honor of my good friend Bret. We went bowling so I made the birthday boy a special hat for the evening. He acquired the nickname of "Tony Danza" at a bowling tournament a few years ago. Long story. The hat was a hit and Bret had a great night!Furter modelling alongside the hat.

First (edible) tomato!

I came home for lunch today. It rained this morning so Furter and I went to check up on the plants in the backyard to see if they needed any additional water. Much to our surprise, we found this ripe 'lil beaut hanging off one of the tomato plants. This is a victorious day as this is the FIRST tomato I have successfully produced. I had one turn red about a week ago but it had a nice big hole on the side which I am thinking indicated that a lovely little worm made itself right at home. (If I were small enough to live inside of a tomato, I'd probably do the same.) I took a picture of it so I will always remember it. Now I am going to feast on it!