Saturday, February 18, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Days 16, 17, 18

Day 18: Drink
Day 17: Time
Day 16: Something New

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Days 8 to 15

Day 15: Phone
Day 14: Heart
Day 13: Blue

Day 12: Inside my closet
Day 11: Makes me happy (Elliot Bay Books)
Day 10: Self Portrait
Day 9: Front door

Day 8: Sun (barely)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Days 6 and 7

Day 6: Dinner


Don't let the fact that my husband described this original recipe as "not as bad as expected" and "edible" deter you. I thought it was a delicious, easy, and healthy vegan soup.

Aduki Bean, Rainbow Swiss Chard, and Wild Rice Miso Soup
3 cups vegetable broth
1 carrot, coarsely chopped
1 small onion, diced
5-6 leafs and stems, rainbow Swiss chard, sliced into one-inch strips
1 can adzuki beans, rinsed
Wild rice, prepared according to package directions
2 tablespoons brown rice miso
Nori sheet (optional)
Olive oil

Saute onions and carrots in small amount of olive oil.
Add onions, carrot, rinsed beans, and cooked wild rice to vegetable broth. Heat over medium-high until carrot is tender (about ten minutes)
Add Swiss chard and simmer lightly until tender (around ten minutes)
In a separate bowl, dissolve miso in a few tablespoons of the hot broth. Reduce heat and then add to soup, taking care not to boil the miso.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Snip pieces of nori on top of soup to garnish, if desired. 

Day 7: Button

Can I also title this: "buttons I hope never to push"?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Photo Challenge: Days 4 and 5

Day 4: Strangers

Day 5: 10 am

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Santa Barbara: A Love Letter

Dear Santa Barbara,

How did I go almost 32 years without knowing about you? I loved spending four days last weekend with you.

I love your sandy beaches.

I love your palm trees and bike paths. 

I love your low-seventies temperatures in January.

I love your sunsets.

I love your sushi restaurant, Arigato Sushi where I ordered this delicious Pretty in Pink roll. Twice.

I love your very old fig tree.

I love the wineries just to your north.
And I love that you are only a two hour flight from Seattle. Until we meet again, Santa Barbara.

(Thanks KR, for getting us out of town and into the sun for a little while. xoxo.) 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Photo Challenge: Hands

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Photo Challenge

Hiya! Hope you're doing great. For February, I decided to participate in the February Photo a Day challenge.

Here are my first two.

February 1: My view

February 2: Words