Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pirate Aye!

Bubble Bath

 Maya gave her baby a name finally, Ruby. And christened her with a bubble bath.

Back on the Wagon

 oooOH so gourmet! Rose water pistachio cupcakes. 
In my opinion the best turn out yet. I actually sifted the flour like they say to do and what do you know? 

Monday, July 28, 2008

I had to..

.. delete the caterpillar post. It was grossing me out.  I did get rid of all of them though. Or should I say, I gave them a new home.. far away from my plants. 

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sunflower Mandalas

 Aren't they beautiful? We have three and are still waiting for the third to open. 

Today's pickings

 The strawberries don't grow any bigger then this and they are super soft and white inside. So I wonder if they need their own pot (they are in with the ficus) or if it's because it's their first year. 
They are however very sweet and smell so good.
 The beans are growing well. I haven't tasted them yet. I'm gonna let the next ones get a little bigger before I pick them. 
Tomatoes are great. We pick one every other day from the bigger plant. As for the heirloom there is another growing, I picked this golden one a couple days ago. Soo good.  But so few. What's up?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Googly Eyes

 Last weeks playgroup had a craft day where Maya and I made each other butterflies with googly eyes and sparkles. She picked off the eyes and made them her own. 

Still got it

 When I was younger I used to make rice crispy treats all. the. time.   I didn't measure anything and they came out delicious every time.  Well, I just got my hands on some of Sweet and Sara vegan marshmallows from a newish vegan raw spot on Garnet. It's called Synergy. I don't think he has a website.  Its a small store that sells organic clothing, natural products, and he has a fridge full of raw vegan peace pies and wraps. There's seating outside the store that's covered and has a lovely little waterfall. 
 Anyways, the marshmallows took a little longer to melt in the pot but holy cow! did those treats come out tastier then ever! 

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ridiculously Good Looking

 Yes, I caught her admiring herself in her soup spoon.


 It's been four or five years since I've seen these guys. I always had such a blast at their shows. They played a two day show at Humphrey's. Which was super intimate but full of jerks. I however managed to void all that the first night by standing in the first row. I danced my ass off the whole night. They were, in my opinion, flawless.  I bought one ticket for the 1st and two for the 2nd. I brought another Mama with me the 2nd night. Danced all night in the first row again, but we had to put up with jerks and freaks. Which wasn't anything we couldn't handle it was just weird that we had to. We stayed out until about 2. We ended the night at Hoboken for pizza. That was yum. There were certainly a lot of events that night that I would rather not discuss with the public but we had fun! 

Balcony Garden II Part II

Balcony Garden II

 Wow. I gotta say I'm pretty impressed with how our garden is flourishing. We've got 3 or 4 squash growing so far on the plant, strawberries that I didn't think had a chance, beautiful growing sunflowers, a bean stalk with something other then a leaf growing on it, and of course the booming tomatoes. Maya and daddy brought in a lady bug a couple weeks ago and it flew right to the strawberries where it has been feasting on aphids since. Thank you lady. Seriously, there's only one!
 This is my first time growing anything! So I'm out there everyday watching everything transform. I had to get rid of a couple things like the chard and cilantro. And replanted the butter lettuce and a couple tomato plants outside. We will see how they do. My neighbor in the same complex is growing tons of tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplants. Not too sure if they are all organic like mine though! :)
 Maya also loves to go out there to dance.  It's her tomato and flower dance. It's probably what's keeping all of it alive.  Thanks baby!