February 27, 2015

Food Friday: Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings

Ever had a week when you crave just one kind of food – and don’t grow sick of it? I have those kind of weeks often and this week if was Asian-inspired. I went to our local Asian market and grabbed maybe one of everything in the produce area (not really exaggerating – I’m like…

Cocktail Friday: Campari + Soda

Quick disclaimer: Campari won’t be for everyone. This Italian liqueur is bitter, but with the right mix of ingredients, it can also be super refreshing.  In case you need a solid reason to try it: Campari and soda is Ina Garten’s go-to aperitif. So let’s get our Ina on. A Campari and soda is just…

Office Makeover Update

My office is finally in a pretty decent place. Still needs some artwork, still needs new planters, desk accessories – the list has the potential to go on forever – but for now, I’m happy with the end(ish) result. Except for the carpet. A battle not worth fighting in this house. 

Backyard Chicken Adventures: The Coop

First step to raising chickens? Acquiring a coop. After months (almost a full year) of research – I was pretty set on building a coop throughout the month of March using a set of plans I had found online. Last week, a random Craigslist search changed things up a bit. A string of emails and a…