Archive | July, 2010

Une tasse de cafe

31 Jul
There’s nothing like a little old world charm while enjoying a cup of coffee and a bite of tiramisu (in a cold shop) on a hot summer afternoon.

You Capture – Play

30 Jul

What you see before you is hours of play in the making. That, my friends, is my new Toddy. It is busily brewing away a pound of coffee. . . turning it into concentrated caffeine, play inducing heaven.

To see more pictures of play in the works. . . check out You Capture!


26 Jul

I was walking through my bedroom over the weekend, and noticed the sun shining just so on this piece of baseboard, and it hit me all over again.  I have a house!  With baseboards!  It’s such a happy, content feeling, so I spent some time walking around taking photos of home, and thinking about how peaceful it all is.

Quilts drying on the line outside. . .

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Black and White

22 Jul

Because working 8 hours isn’t enough. . .

21 Jul
There’s nothing like going to work for 8 hours and then deciding to go home and whip up a batch of pepper jelly.  The things that we do for family. . .
Pepper Jelly
1 bell pepper, chopped fine
4 decent sized jalepenos, chopped fine (about 1/3 c.)
1 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
6 c. sugar
6 oz. Certo (or other brand) liquid pectin

Place peppers in a large pot with vinegar and sugar.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Remove from heat and add the pectin.  Spoon into 1/2 pint jars.  The recipe should make between 6 & 7 jars (i.e. enough to share, if you have to).  And, always remember to sterilize your jars properly!  Safety first.