Photo Treasure Hunt

Photo treasure hunts are my new favorite thing, I think. Last spring, I enrolled in the Superhero Life 30 Day Photo Treasure Hunt. My photos for that course, should you care to peruse them, are here. Some of my faves: Capture the Action A Heart on your Path Wild Card I introduced the Photo Treasure […]

Kind of like a BLT

  Roasted cherry tomatoes + a couple of pieces of bacon, chopped + some pan-fried ghetto croutons (with red chile) + sauteed kale (in bacon drippings) + a tiny little drizzle of this vinaigrette. I added what was supposed to be a fried egg, but it turned out more scrambled then fried. I suck at eggs.

A Walk.

Sometimes having an overactive imagination results in things like rainbow sparkle unicorns or fictional roller derby golf outings, and sometimes it seriously interferes with life for a few minutes.   I went for a walk after work the other day. I was on the path that leads from Swede Hollow past the old Hamm’s brewery, […]


Hi. I sometimes forget this thing is here. Life has been pretty overwhelming lately. Here’s how the last week has gone… I finished hand-stitching this quilt. I made a giant mess out of my apartment. I made a bunch of jewelry, with the help of some friends. I also had the help of the six-year-old […]

2012 in review

Is this thing on? Apparently it is… perhaps I will revive it in 2013. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]


Today went kind of like this: Really exciting and fun plans with sister totally squashed by threat of severe weather, which has not yet proved to be true. Crabby attitude ensues. Bah, humbug, etc. etc. Dinner, rather than something fun along our antiquing route somewhere between Lindstrom, Taylors Falls, Stillwater, Hudson, and home, was pasta. […]

You should make this.

Red Curry Coconut Mussels and Cambodian Grapefruit Salad The curried mussels recipe makes way more sauce than you need for 2 pounds of mussels, so I usually pour off about half before adding the mussels. I freeze the reserved portion for a quick curry another day. I use the entire can of red curry (instead of […]

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is delicious. Roasted garlic is versatile. Roasted garlic is kind of inconvenient. It takes quite a long time to cook, but the payoff is totally worth it. The uses are endless… If you have an hour and an itty bit of freezer space, DO THIS. Preheat the oven to 375. Cut the top […]