Tuesday, July 17, 2012

strawberries & rhubarb

Rhubard is not something I often find at our farmers' markets. So when I do see it, I buy as much as I can and make pie for my sweetheart. Rhubarb is his favorite.

This one got very juicy will all the delicious Albion strawberries I used. Whenever I bake a fruit pie I place a foil lined baking sheet on the rack below it in the oven to catch all the fruity runoff.

Sadly, I forgot the foil this time and those pink puddles landed on the bottom of our Hotpoint.

Friday, July 13, 2012

There's always money in the banana stand.

Sword of Destiny Print by Aled Lewis

Came across this bizarre and wonderful looking show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles—just as I was feeling inspired to see some bizarre and wonderful art. I might have to put this show on the list.

What are your weekend plans? Anything wonderful in the works?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Hydrangeas, among other things, are blooming in our garden right now. I love this time of year.

What's blooming in your yard?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


We went to a real baseball game for our anniversary. My first ever. I learned two things:

1. Fireworks are better over a baseball diamond.

2. My man is even hotter in a baseball cap.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th...

... 4th of July...

... 4th anniversary...

... 4th trip around the sun with you, my love.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

epic beach days

We've been going to the beach practically every one of these last sunny days.

Usually it's just Mr. C and I.

But the best of all the seaside adventures was the one we spent with our favorite Bostonians.

I wish they spent every beach day with us. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Yellow Nectarine Pie

This first summer pie was long overdue.

Yellow nectarines are one of my favorite pie fruits. The peels bake up all soft and tasty and turn the filling the loveliest shade of pink.

I add just a touch of almond extract to go with the almond crumb top. Then wait for those juices to bubble thickly.


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