Oh man! All this time I didn't realize that the link I posted for the pattern to go with the Antilop Highchair Cushion Tutorial wasn't live. Yikes! It should be working now. So sorry!Just as a reminder--be sure to print the pattern without scaling. Super important!
It's Tilapia Tuesday! Today, I altered a recipe I make fairly often to include tilapia: thai green curry. I'm always pleasantly surprised by how quickly this type of curry recipe comes together, especially if you have leftover rice (which we did). My husband and I both enjoyed the substitution of tilapia for chicken, but I… Continue reading Thai green curry with tilapia
We just purchased our first home, our own (very tiny) piece of Silicon Valley. When we purchased it, we knew we wanted to remodel the kitchen. But having never done a remodel before, we couldn't even imagine the amount of time, research and money such an extensive project would entail. And we haven't even closed… Continue reading Small projects
My local grocery had a deal the other day: spend $20 and get two mangos, two limes, and a bunch of cilantro for free. Yes, please! Here's what I did with it:Grilled tilapia with mango salsaTilapia:1/4 cup olive oil2 T. lime juice1 clove garlic, minced1/2 teas. dried oregano1/2 teas. salt3 tilapia filetsMix together first five… Continue reading Grilled tilapia with mango salsa
So I had intended to make an ironing board recover tutorial, but as I started the project, I realized there really is no need to write out step-by-step directions. What I'm going to show here, then, is how I did it in general terms--don't worry, you can recover your own ironing board without the explicit… Continue reading Ironing board recover
Aside from how good it tastes, this dish is incredibly fast and simple to prepare, and I usually have the ingredients in the pantry (well, except the green onions--I rarely just have those just lying around). The recipe is from a magazine called "Clean Eating", so in addition to all of the other reasons to… Continue reading Tilapia with pineapple rice
I finally got around to making another romper! This one fits considerably better, having taken the sides in a little and increased the length. After reading a blog post about using a flatlock (or ladder) stitch, I used my serger to decoratively apply the rib knit along the edges.I love how it looks, but it… Continue reading Romper, part 2
This is what I make if I am uninspired by the contents of my fridge and/ or I'm in a hurry. It always tastes delicious, so there aren't any complaints when I make it. Here's the recipe (such as it is):Pan-Fried Tilapiatilapia filets (one for each person)paprika (to taste)salt (to taste)pepper (to taste)1/2 cup AP… Continue reading Pan-fried tilapia
We all love fish, especially my 6 year old. When I take the weekly poll about what everyone wants for dinner, he usually asks for fish (hotdogs are his unfortunate other request). While other fish might be a tad tastier, I tend toward tilapia because it's mild flavored and fairly firm, making it easy to… Continue reading Tilapia Tuesday!
Jars of jelly and jam, in my beautiful new jars!Olallieberry ice creamThis past weekend, we made the trip back to Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport to pick olallieberries. We went a little wild, picking over 12 pounds (and at $4 a lb!), and it was quite a task to dispatch all those berries before they… Continue reading Overrun by Olallieberries, in a good way