Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. sugar
1 c. pumpkin
1/2 c. oil
1 egg

Add sifted:

2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder


1tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Bake 10-12 minutes.
Careful not to over bake.  Cookies will be soft and moist.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Little Luxuries

 It's a treat to create big gemy hoops!

 Back to Eden on Alberta makes the best almond whoopie pies.

 Portland's tulips and daffodils are lovely.

Some kind of exotic coffee bird by Extracto.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Turquoise Polish!?

Such a treat!  
Not too blue, not too green. 
Would you dare?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Addiction #24: Quinoa

I love quinoa.  I crave quinoa.
There are many ways to prepare it,
this is currently my favorite way:

Cook 1 cup quinoa, rinse in cold water
Blanch 1 lb. shelled fava beans (frozen)
Segment 2 lemons
Slice 2 avocados- thin
Thinly slice a handful of radishes

Add quinoa, beans, 2 minced garlic cloves,
radishes, finely chopped basil, lemons (and juice),
avocados, 1 tbsp ground cumin, 1/3 cup olive oil,
1/4 tsp chili flakes, salt & pepper,
Recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Weekend

We planted our favorite blooms because
Portland weather was amazing (it's been
rainy lately)!

My favorite mid-day latte.

Eggs... We hid them.

Painted them.

Ate them.

I hope your weekend was full of little
random treats.