Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recipes for a Better Tomorrow

Evil Shenanigans

Queso Blanco Serves 4-8

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 Serrano chili, seeded and minced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons salted butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
6 ounces shredded Monterrey jack cheese
Hot sauce to taste

A Cozy Kitchen

Blood Orange Lemonade

Simple Syrup:

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup water


1 cup fresh blood orange juice, 6 to 7 oranges

1 cup fresh lemon juice, 4 to 5 lemons

3 cups water

1/2 blood orange for garnish

Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

My New Roots

Raw Salted Caramel Apple Dip

Makes 2 cups

2 cups pitted Medjool dates
¼ cup raw nut or seed butter (almond, cashew, sesame tahini, sunflower)
4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. sea salt (or more to taste)
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
soaking water as needed

My New Roots

Four Corners Lentil Soup

1 cup red lentils, picked over and rinsed very well
1 large onion, or a couple leeks, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. minced ginger root
1 Tbsp. Ground cumin
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 15 oz. can of tomatoes; or 4 large, fresh tomatoes, chopped
4 cups stock
salt to taste
1 un-waxed, organic lemon

Monday, January 30, 2012

Look, Its a Dainty Giveaway

You could win one of these, or any of the wonderful
pieces of jewelry in MaieDae's Etsy!
Just visit The Dainty Squid
and leave a comment to enter!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Five Things Friday

Hamburger wrapping. Yes.

This amazingly adorable cat bed by Vaiva Nat

A cute felt piece by Rachel Castle

Kaylah's found beach objects

Jamaica's Version of Project Life
Showing that any person can make this project theirs

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Shouldn't Splurge on These Things

I shouldn't splurge on these things

It would be totally rad if my living room looked like this.
That entertainment thing, its called Folkvik.
Ikea West Chester has like sixty in stock.
I know because I work there. And I want it desperately.
Sometimes I think I have the room for things like this
but then I remember I do not.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Embroidery I Love to Love

The fascinating work of Maricor/Maricar.

Such detail and delicate line work. I love it.
Whenever I try embroidery, it never looks very neat.
I think I need to get a stitching lesson, or look it up
on YouTube.