Thursday, December 6, 2012

hear ye! hear ye!

turns out wordpress offers 3GB free storage comapred to blogger's 1GB.
time to start anew! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

well, it looks like i used up all my free storage for photos and am going to have to start paying google if i want to post anymore pictures.
something in me really doesn't want to do that.
decisions. decisions. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

second annual apple picking excursion to carter mountain orchard.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

planting garlic.
good to be back in the garden.

Monday, November 12, 2012

lentil soup with kale, mushrooms & parmesan. 

a basic outline:
large onion
handful of button mushrooms
bunch of kale
two celery stalks
cup of green lentils
2 quarts [good] vegetable stock

1. slice onions into half moons. 
quarter mushrooms.
coarsely chop kale. 
thinly slice celery.

2. sautee onions in oil/butter/ghee until translucent.
add mushrooms and celery.

3. add stock.
bring to a boil.

4. add lentils.
simmer until tender.
add a few slices of parmesan.
taste & add generous amount of salt & pepper if needed.

5. serve with grated parmesan & toast/croutons.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

here's what has been going on with us austins lately:
1. yesterday i made my second batch of this homemade yogurt recipe. this time around i did not strain out the whey leaving more yogurt to eat!
2. this past weekend we made our second annual pilgrimage to carter mountain orchard with our dear friends alex + celena. hope to have pictures of the excursion up soon.
3. jeremiah made a video tutorial on how to make authentic southern sweet tea. it's way too long but informative. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

i am so happy it is november and that it is nice & cold outside!!
i love how with each season's arrival i am reminded of beautiful memories and am always eager to settle into the beauty of that particular season.
the smells of fall make me long for a thanksgiving table filled to the brim with tasty foods and surrounded on all sides by my dear family. 
remember to take-in the beauty of november this year!  

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

how did we get reeled into thinking this is real beauty?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

instagram newbie.

1. good ole nc tobacco.
2. my first sunny-side up egg.
3. the usual.
4. scarf turned sling to carry cat. ridiculous.

Friday, October 26, 2012

my beloved is mine,
and i am his.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

the dinner table.
my first legitimate loaves of homemade bread.
i spent thirty plus minutes kneading the dough.
i won't take one bite of this bread for granted!

Monday, October 22, 2012

backyard vistas.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

my ride.
updated with new kicks (a.k.a. tires).

Monday, October 8, 2012

sunniest room in the house.

Friday, October 5, 2012

have a happy weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

just started working at a bakery here in town.
finished my birth doula workshop this past weekend.
there's a lot going on here!

p.s. this month marks two years for this blog.
i can't believe i have actually kept this up!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

dinner party.
breakfast in the sunroom.
pumpkin scone with yogurt and coffee with pumpkin creamer.
fall is here!

Monday, September 17, 2012

enjoying the last rays of summer.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

i love taking the "old" and making it "new" whenever i move.

Monday, September 10, 2012

two weddings.
one weekend.
such joy.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

living room. 
so far.