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Archive for September, 2009

Fall is my favorite season.  I love the crisp weather, fall colors, and candy corn!  After picking up several bags of the stuff when it was on mega-sale at CVS, I decided to turn some of it into homemade candy corn ice cream.  Here’s a picture of the results.

Candy Corn Ice Cream

Want the recipe?

Candy Corn Ice Cream

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Great Giveaway at GardenMama

I’ve been reading the GardenMama blog for a while now. I love her wise words and absolutely beautiful photos.  She’s hosting a giveaway of Mothering magazine that you should all check out!

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Etsy Love

I just love this poster by Sarah Gardner on Etsy. How true these words ring!
Unfortunately her shop is on vacation right now, so you’ll have to wait to buy it.

lifeisamazing

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Flip Flop Boots

I’ve been wanting to share this story from our trip to Oregon and Washington for a while, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

While at the Portland Saturday Market, we saw some interesting fashion: footwear that was a cross between boots and flip-flops. They were so interesting that we sneakily took a picture.

Flip Flop Boots #1

One more picture after the jump.

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Towards the light

Reaching toward the light

A gifted spider plant is finally perking up a little.

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Last night we made a great black bean dish with beets and rice. Here’s a shot of what the recipe was supposed to look like:

Black bean recipe

And here’s ours:
Bean dinner

Not bad for home cook without a food stylist! I used delicious Chioggia beets and they had a great, sweet flavor.

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Last week Tom surprised me by saying that he’d like to try eating vegetarian for a month. So for the whole month of September we’re not going to eat any meat.

I don’t think this will be too hard for us – we usually cook only one meat dish a week anyway, and we’re allowing ourselves fish. Speaking of fish, last night we kicked off the vegetarian adventure with one of Tom’s favorite meals: homemade fish sticks.

Fish sticks? Who makes those?

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