Monday, April 16, 2012

What's the Buzz?

In the field to the south of my home there has been bee hives kept. I was sorry to see that they had been removed. I had wondered with the mild temps this winter if the wrapped hives meant that the bees were in hibernation or was a method to keep rogue bees out.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

holy saturday! clean out the refrigerator night

When there's absolutely nothing on hand, there's always something to scrounge for supper.
The night before this Easter, I found and made a passable saute.

here's the scoop:
2 cups of torn and wilted red chard steamed for 5 minutes
1 heel of ham
3 questionable slices of jarred, roasted red pepper
a splash of soy sauce
a squeeze of lemon
1 tablespoon of pickled ginger
1/2 of a super ripe avocado

The salty, tangy was modified by the mellow avocado... really quite tasty!
What is your best/worst emergency recipe?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Thrift Score

I hadn't planned to shop this past weekend.  But, on a whim I visited one of my favorite haunts and did a happy dance.  I found and bought:
mid century coral chair with a bouncer/rocker base, a pair of  brass pine cone candlesticks,  a vintage Godinger silverplate deer, two large, bullet shaped glass cloches a traveling cocktail bar, a cute little three legged
triangle table topped with avocado green vinyl, a cheerywood nautical wall hanging with brass plaque: "China Clipper, Sea Witch, 1846" a minimal design wooden nativity set and old wire shoe rack, and a wooden skirt marker.

come see!

The back piece of the wood is a solid 12" x 36" board, there is a little pressure crack, and there are pencil markings in script on the back...hang by two nails! 

Two of the three plastic leg caps need replacing on the little table... leads?

The chair's cover is almost pristine!  And it is super comfortable.  The lining underneath has been torn away, and the wooden base is quite scratched.  I haven't found a manufacturer's tag.  I won't touch the metal other than clean it, but I am considering adding back some coordinating retro fabric underneath and refinishing the wood base.  What do you suggest?