edamame

Edamame Soup: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 potato, peeled and cut into small cubes, 750 g (1 1/2 lb) frozen edamame beans, defrosted 1 quart (1.2 litres or 2 pints) vegetable stock 2 tablespoons creme fraiche salt and freshly ground pepper In a pan, saute the onion and potato in […]

summer cherry

Cherry Pie: 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie 4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup white sugar 4 cups pitted cherries 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons butter Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place bottom crust in piepan. Set top crust aside, […]

the black tulip

The Black Tulip is one of my favorite books by Alexandre Dumas. Action, adventure, intrigue, romance, and tulips!?! Tell me more!  The city of Haarlem, Netherlands has set a prize of 100,000 guilders (a lot of money back then!) to the person who can grow a black tulip, sparking competition between the country’s best gardeners to win the […]

apples

Where to find apples: on trees, orchards, teachers desks, grocery stores, in pies, and in tarts. On computers, iphones, ipods, and ipads. Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter’s birth certificate. Bad apples: the one Snow White ate and the one Eve ate. Use apples to: compare to oranges, compute, discover gravity, eat, bob for on Halloween, and keep […]

california dreaming

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.” – California Dreaming, The Beach Boys *** This inspiration shoot was featured on Snippet & Ink, styled by Platinum […]

water for elephants

Water for Elephants the book, or Water for Elephants the movie… book or movie…to book or to movie. That is the question.  Either way, retro railroad cars are completely awesome. Blue Tulip Design has loads of ‘old timey’ stationary and custom designs, perfect for any type of ‘old spice’ wedding. I just bought some thank you […]

coca-cola classic

Coca-Cola was first sold in 1886, has been a registered company in the United States since 1944, and today this carbonated soft drink is sold in over 200 countries. It was originally sold as a patent medicine for 5 cents (a patent medicine is one of questionable effectiveness) due to the belief at the time […]