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Joe, Snow and Phô

So we had this snowstorm, right? You might have heard. Friday evening the storm knocked out our power. What we didn’t realize was that our electricity somehow controls our house heat, which made for stupidly cold floors and an even colder day. But I didn’t know any of this, really, when I heard Justin making […]

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It happened. Today, it happened.

A couple days ago, I noted how I’ve been struggling with the “last foundational move” of my hooping repertoire. I learned how to do vertical reversals right around the first of January; by the 6th, I could do a barrel roll; by the 12th I could vertically chest hoop (but it would always lean to […]

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hooping life

01/31/13

I was feeling a little frustrated tonight (and on such  an amazingly warm midwinter’s day!)  because I’ve been having such a hard time getting the vertical shoulder skill down. I can hoop vertically on the chest just fine, but once I get my arms in the hoop, it goes all wonky and hits my ankles […]

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Herb Harvest, 2011

Justin & I went to the garden today to harvest herbs for winter. I would guess that in total we had a couple pounds. We also picked up about 7lbs of tomatoes and 3 more lbs of tomatillos, which have already been processed and are in the freezer waiting to please us at a later […]

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Sew Much

I picked up sewing again. But this time, I’m being far more meticulous about it. I’m using proper thread color & weight! I’ve even been using the proper needle. This is so unlike me with my usual sewing style (because I don’t normally sew to make clothing, I make art). But the meticulousness is paying […]

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March Project Update

Whole Foods organic spinach, $2.99 about 3/4lb bundle loose mushrooms, $2.99/lb organic scallions, 2/99¢ organic celery, $2.99, about a pound organic potatoes, $1.00/lb organic green leaf lettuce $2.49, about a half pound $17.74   East Side Market smoked salmon, $3.59 organic wild rice, $4.29/lb cream cheese, $1.59/lb Little Rhody whole milk, $4.99/gal organic gingersnap granola, […]

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Finds // Las Cosas Encontré

In our never-ending quest to prepare for the apocalypse, we have found a non-electric, old-school coffee grinder for only 5 clams. Of course, there may not be any coffee in the apocalypse, but that’s a different issue.  En nuestra sin fin preparandonos antes del apocolypsis, encontramos un molinillo manual viejo para cafe  que cuesta solo […]

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Friends Make Pie and Pies Make Friends

A few nights ago we sat Sonia for David & Kim so they could have a “moms & pops” dinner and a movie night. David came bearing gifts, namely some raspberries & a huge bowl of sour cherries that he had picked from a friend’s backyard tree. Alone, the cherries were almost inedible. They were […]

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Herb Bouquets Rock

Basil, Thyme, Rosemary & Wildflowers The Community Garden gets a lot more sun than my shady grove of a backyard and we’ve got the basil to prove it. I’ve harvested a ton of basil and every time I go back up there’s more to harvest. We don’t want the plants to get bitter, and we […]

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art life

Happy Fourth o’Jooleye!

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food life

Seven Arrows Garden Center, Attleboro, MA

Okay, Seven Arrows is possibly one of the coolest garden centers I have ever visited, although their website could use some love – it doesn’t come close to describing how undeniably refreshing this place is. Alison & Mac picked me up this morning to go to Seven Arrows & to pick strawberries, though by the […]

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Barton Street Community Garden (Vegetables)

We went up to the garden to water and talk about more plants to pick up to fill the rest of the boxes. It’s just luscious up there. We both became almost immediately hungry at the bounty that should begin in just a few weeks.

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art life

Barton Street Community Garden (Flowers)

I think these cornflowers are so pretty. I don’t remember if anyone even planted them, I think they just appeared one day. I could be wrong about that. I love their simplicity. A couple of weeks ago, Alison picked some for me and I put them in a

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food life

Cornbread

Light and fluffy cornbread. Justin & I happened across a can (yes, a can) of vegetarian baked beans. What better thing to go with baked beans than cornbread? A few weeks ago I was researching bean pots because I really want to make baked beans from scratch. I love the idea of a giant simmering […]

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Sweet Spot No. 522

Yes, it actually is the most beautiful thing I have ever baked. Amaze your friends with this ridiculously easy recipe: