Archive for July, 2008

Little Plum Pies

h1 Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I did it!  I made some little plum pies.  They are all in the freezer now for a rainy day. 

This is the filling recipe I used. It yielded 4 pies. 

1 pound plums 
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Single Serving Pies

h1 Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I just saw these today on Not Martha and I must make them.  How great it will be to have my very own tiny pie whenever I want! She makes them in jelly jars and freezes them, so when you are ready for pie all you do is pop it out of the freezer and into the oven!  These would be adorable for a dinner party as well.  I pretty much love anything that is a individual portion. I think I will make some plum pies since my plum tree is still going!

Happy Birthday Dallas!

h1 Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Today Dallas turns another year older.  Happy Birthday Honey!

Dog Walker

h1 Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

We thought it would be a good idea to get Charlotte a dog walker for when I’m super pregnant, giving birth, and postpartum. Today is her first day with the walker and I’m a bundle of nerves. This week we are starting out slow and he’s taking her only 2 days (maybe 3). That way they (walker human & the pack) can all get used to each other. Charlotte knows her new walker and most of the pack already, so really it should all be fine.

Things I’m worrying about: 

– He is taking her to the fun park that is huge and forested (and I’m afraid she’ll run off and get lost)

– Charlotte being anxious in the van with 6 other dogs

– I feel like i’m shirking my responsibilities and passing my little doggie onto someone else

A puppy picture of Charlotte…

They grow up so fast.

Firefly Baby Booties

h1 Monday, July 28th, 2008

I just saw these online today. I think I might have to make them. The light is cute, but I think they are also adorable without the choking hazard.  (Can you tell I’ve been taking baby care classes?)

Homegrown Onion

h1 Monday, July 21st, 2008

We are just about to enjoy (hopefully) a Vidalia Onion that we grew in our garden! It is the very first one harvested.  Its a little small still, but it seemed silly to buy an onion when we have our own.  This fine onion will be sautéed then added to soy “meat” for TACOS!  

p.s.  Today is 33 weeks!

The Creamery

h1 Monday, July 21st, 2008


On Thursday my aunt and uncle visited us. We went to Bi-Rite Creamery and had some of their delicious ice cream. It is mostly organic and freshly made on premises. I had one scoop each of Salted Caramel and Honey Lavender.  

Little Red Wagon

h1 Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Getting ready for the baby shower!  

Sara made these adorable table centerpieces for our classic little red wagon theme. They are ridiculously cute!  We left them outside last night to freshen up and this morning each blade of grass has a single dewdrop.  So precious!

Yummy Yogurt

h1 Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

I was already a fan of Bellwether Farms when I tried a container of their Sheep Milk Yogurt, Blackberry.  Oh my goodness!  It was delicious. The price is quite a bit more than other yogurts ($2.99), so it has to be reserved as a treat. It is super creamy, rich, and fresh tasting.

They also make a really nice fresh Sheep Milk Ricotta that we used to get at Chez Panisse, and their créme fraîche is the first I reach for. 


Project Apple Blossom is Complete

h1 Wednesday, July 16th, 2008