Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
2 nights ago I was having a super-after-our-bed-time conversation with Mom and she tackled me and my not-making-an-ass-of-myself issue. It kind of leveled me. She reminded me of the night she came home and found me in bed with my high school boyfriend - dead ass asleep, with all our clothes on. We had a good laugh about that and I told her some stuff (super boring and not of the yeah-we-totally-did-it-and-then-got-dressed-again variety), and then she said, "I know. You never drank because there was no way you would throw up in front of people. You wouldn't drive because you didn't want to learn stick and get it wrong first and gasp, have other people see. You had to be perfect." There was me sitting open mouthed and slightly scared of my uber perceptive mother, on the couch.
* this is an excerpt from a much longer post that sits in my drafts folder titled, "unfinished"
Posted by weetiny at 12:32 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Last night I had this amazing dream about dishes. Yes, those things in your cabinets. They were stark white and shiny, but the handles of the tea cups and serving dishes were all arms and legs! I woke up and went straight to the kitchen only to be disappointed that I had dreamed them up. They were, so cool.
Sunday mornings are often the only time I have to check in with the blogs I love. Imagine my surprise when over at DesignersBlock I spotted this half way down the page! Pfft!
All of this comes from an egg that is giving me fits this week. On Thursday I developed what looks like an egg shoved under the skin on my right wrist. After 3 days with this thing, last night I was convinced it was cancerous (not just a strange reaction to a bug bite I may or may not have gotten Wed. night) and spent the hour before bed researching metastatic bone cancer. Life after cancer as a designer = dreams about leggy dishware.
This morning it seems the universe is having a good laugh with me. It has also inspired me to sketch out my dishes in the hopes that one day I can make them! Guess it must not be cancer!
Posted by weetiny at 10:09 AM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I am starting a new section - the How To Do Stuff Like Wee section! Lately everyone seems to want cooking tips. In honor of my California roots I thought I would start with Guacamole! All the ingredients can be found at Whole Foods or a local farmer's market. Note: this contains a lot of raw garlic, make and eat at the risk of your comapnions! He he!!!
one Haas avocado
some onion or shallot
a bit of crushed red pepper flake
3 garlic cloves
10 cherry tomatoes
plain yogurt or creme fraiche
collect all your ingredients, one large bowl, fork, small bowl (for trash), large knife
clear your work space
look my garlic sprouted! no matter
finely mince the garlic, it will become fluffy
next coarse chop the jalapeño (for less heat seed first)
now coarse chop your onion (I used a shallot because that's what I had)
for size comparison
time to quarter the tomatoes (you can cut smaller if you prefer)
dust with the mexican spices
I use this kind (it's great with lime juice on melon!!)
all in the bowl (don't forget the red pepper flake)
now slice the avocado and remove the pit -- do NOT discard
cut the flesh into small squares and add to the bowl
take your fork and mash, mash, mash (it will remain chunky, for a smoother texture mash avocado separately then combine with the other ingredients)
add creme fraiche or yogurt to improve the creaminess
creme fraiche can be overpowering, add slowly, taste often
you can see the chunky texture
finally, dress with a dash of lemon juice and add the pit to keep from going brown
serve with chips or pita
throw out the small bowl of trash and you are finished! Now enjoy!
Posted by weetiny at 9:43 PM