Sunday, January 31, 2010
Honoring the snow
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I'm stealing this...
Friday, January 29, 2010
The Crispy Mister...
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 bay leaf
4 slices firm white sandwich bread
4 ounces thinly sliced Black Forest ham
4 ounces sliced Gruyère cheese
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 cup grated Gruyère cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
Preheat broiler. Place 2 bread slices on work surface. Top each with half of ham and sliced Gruyère. Top with remaining bread. Heat heavy large skillet over low heat. Brush sandwiches with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Add to skillet and cook until deep golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to small baking sheet. Spoon sauce, then grated cheese over sandwiches. Broil until cheese begins to brown, about 2 minutes.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Collier West Twig Fetish...
Lewis Carroll as the White Rabbit...
My heart literally beats a little faster...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Just one more from Factory 20...
Give me just one afternoon...
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Trying to keep my mansions green, after I've Grey Gardens seen...
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Ann Wood's Fantastical Creatures...
Take a look at more of Ann's brilliant
creations at http://www.annwoodhandmade.com/
Friday, January 22, 2010
More from the candy pot that is Factory 20...
Victorian Toilette Vanity Mirror
Words, words ...where are the words?
Farm Step Ladder
Perfect gift for your New Victorian Ruralist Sweetheart...
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Big Window Challenge and Vintage Brass Flowers...
If you are not familiar with Eddie Ross and his blog,
make sure you visit (http://www.eddieross.com/) and take
a look at his amazing window display for
Elle Decor's Big Window Challenge
Cassandra Lavalle from Coco + Kelley
(http://cocokelley.blogspot.com/) shares more
photos and information at the Coco + Kelly blog.
By the way Cassandra, if you read this please
get in touch with me. I have some of the vintage brass
flowers I'd love to send your way. I agree, Eddie's ice bucket
bouquet is just lovely!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Small, full of character, and loaded with interesting things...
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Diet = Craving Pasta
1 16-ounce package large shell pasta or elbow pasta
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 16-ounce package frozen petite peas (do not thaw)
2 1/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley, divided
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot.
Meanwhile, bring cream to simmer in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peas and simmer just until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 2 1/4 cups cheese and stir until melted and sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in mint and 1/4 cup parsley. Pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat, adding pasta cooking liquid by tablespoonfuls if dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serve, passing additional Parmesan alongside.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Mystery Mercury Pots...
Classic and Modern combined...
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Everyone keeps telling me not to paint...
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Su Blackwell's Art...
Pandora Opens Box, 2007