“Fail Harder,” and Other Thoughts From My Big, Pretentious Sketchbook

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in design, food porn, teaching | 2 Comments

So, have any of  you Mad Men fans out there seen the documentary Art & Copy? I found it at our local library a couple of days ago and really enjoyed watching it. They interview a variety of ad agency creatives about the business and their career, honing in occasionally on  big campaigns such as […]

Lime Cilantro… Cookies?

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 in food porn, life | One Comment

Blake gets positively sad when there aren’t cookies about the house so that he can have one before bedtime. We’ve been traveling so much (everywhere from Ann Arbor to New Orleans, and we’re off to Milwaukee tomorrow!) that I haven’t had much of a chance for baking. I decided to jump on it today before […]

Baked Eggs in a Rutabaga and Sauerkraut Nest

Posted on Feb 26, 2013 in food porn | No Comments

These days, I’ve been focusing on my art-making, playing catch-up with various projects, and *gasp* being a “housewife.” The term is repulsive to me. No offense to y’all, but without kids at home, I want a serious full-time, work-my-pants-off job. Even with kids I want that. It’s just my personality. Blake’s gonna be a better […]

Miniature Birthday Cake

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 in food porn | No Comments

It was Blake’s birthday yesterday (insert confetti here.) Since we’ve both been so busy, Blake wanted to wait until we go to Georgia for Thanksgiving to really celebrate. But I felt it wasn’t right to go through one’s birthday–even a something+1 birthday that is not twenty+1, the only fun one–without a bit of cake or […]

Parmesan-Pesto Butternut Squash Bake

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 in food porn | 4 Comments

This was SO GOOD. And extremely easy to make. 1 large butternut squash produces two squash bakes. Or, you can be like us, and use 1/2 the squash for the dish and cook the other half in the oven plain, skin-on, to be used for squash soup later! INGREDIENTS Makes 2 squash bakes in deep-dish […]

Garlic Cauliflower Puree with Greek Yogurt: A Dip, A Soup, A Sauce and Mashed Potatoes All in One!

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 in food porn | No Comments

Cauliflower is in season! And it will last us through the winter. One of my favorite vegetables–and so easy to prepare! There are lots of ways to steam, stir fry, boil and bake it to perfection, but the most versatile cooking method is to steam and then puree it. Through subtle variations in the mixture, […]

DIY Relief Carved Pumpkins and Delicious Pepitas

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 in art, DIY, food porn, life, teaching | No Comments

It’s that time of year! Pumpkins and squash and other delicious fall vegetables. Plus, it’s the time of year where everyone eschews the concept of “tacky neighbor” and decorates their house to high heaven (low hell?) with fake spider webs, bright orange (a color normally repulsive to the masses) and all sorts of evil witch-craftery […]

Easy Cilantro Chicken Salad with Homemade Avocado Mayo

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 in food porn | 7 Comments

My mom makes the best chicken salad because Uncle Nick made the best chicken salad. They passed on the easy and fresh recipe to me in just a few words over the phone. I have changed it through the addition of hot sauce, cilantro, avocado oil and lime juice for this particular version, but you […]

Holy Cannoli, Meat & Threes and Other Adventures in Food Porn

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 in food porn | No Comments

Since we’re still “on the road” for the summer, I thought I’d post some food pictures from our travels that I had not gotten around to talking about yet. These images range from some of our last meals in New Orleans, such as the delicious cannoli from Angelo Brocato’s above. They also have fantastic Lemon […]

Car Show, Giant Pork Tenderloins and Other Adventures in Cedar Falls

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 in food porn, life, travel | 2 Comments

Blake and I have been visiting in Cedar Falls about a week now. Looking through our photos (and at our tummies,) it looks like we’ve been spending most of that time eating!! We’ve also been visiting with friends and family, embroidering screen printed T shirts to sell and enjoying the local Sturgis Falls festivities including […]