Monthly Archives: April 2011

martha mondays

mondays
have become
my day to re-group around the house…
do the laundry, re-stock the fridge, cook and clean.
i have lovingly named this day of the week a “martha monday”
one part martha stewart and one part my mom martha
mornings in the kitchen
making lunch box snacks:
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organic trail mix
and
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organic homemade yogurts with mango compote
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a good fridge scrub-down
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makes one feel
fresh and new
ahhhhh.
in the oven:
oatmeal flax bread
spinning downstairs:
loads and loads of laundry
good to start the week!

comfort food

don’t you love how certain foods can bring to back in time…
to a moment
or a place
to childhood in general
to home
?
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rice pilaf does it for me.
every.time.
cold, clumpy and straight from the left-over container.
usually shoveled, yes, shoveled while standing.
it brings me back to all those evenings before swim team practice, or just home from.
i can hear my mom telling me to sit.down. and chew!
ooh, so good.
and then
there are the unexpected…
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welch’s white grape juice.
i found a bottle in my in-law’s fridge a few months ago
and couldn’t resist.
oh, i literally felt like a kid in a candy store!
so random, but so good.
right back to after-church coffe hour-
the only place we ever got non-watered-down juice.
100% sweet goodness.
what foods bring you back?

slouchy in seafoam

while at nido a few weekends ago
i picked up the most yummy skein of wool
in a rich seafoam green
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perfect for the autumn hat
that’s been in my ravelry favorites all winter
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such a satisfying project-
big needles, chunky yarn
two evenings
just in time
for those
misty
moody
early spring
beach walks

favorite shop: nido, burlington vt

while up in vermont
i had to make time to stop into (admittedly in paint-covered pants) one of my favorite shops in burlington:
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a perfectly edited fabric + yarn shop right downtown.
the exposed brick
warm winter sun streaming in the tall windows
antique cabinets and wooden crates
bursting with a rainbow of organic yarns
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favorite projects
hung to inspire
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oh, my!
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and the icing on the cake-
picture-perfect vignettes
featuring japanese goodies and the best in crafting books
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it’s like a little purl
in the great green mountain state!