Monday, June 18, 2007

Oh so crafty!

So, I was going to wait to do another post this afternoon. I have more pictures on my camera, but haven't had a chance to upload them yet. Anyway, I just couldn't wait. There's so much great crafting going on that I just wanted to post. Here it is with other pics from our travels.

First - how amazingly cute are these onesies?

In other baby news - check out this hat pattern. There are a few more babies on the way and I'm sure they can all use a pointy hat. I particularly like Fricknits' version.

Then there's this coffee cozy. I've been meaning to felt one, but I like this even more!

Look at the cool painted fridge that was in the bathroom of the Aztec Cafe in Santa Fe:

If you're in Santa Fe for a day and need some good coffee, breakfast burrito, or free internet, definitely check out Aztec. We spent a couple hours there just relaxing and checking in with world online and it was perfect.

Here are a couple of other pics from the road trip folder~
An old car we found parked at a diner outside of the Ozarks:
A close up of the dwellings at Mesa Verde:
Balancing Rock in Arches (check out the tiny people to the right for scale):

In food news, we went to the farmers' market on Saturday and have been eating like kings ever since. Elk steaks, simple salads, fresh pastas, beets, yum.

I made up this recipe for roasted beets, and we loved it so much that I thought I'd share it. Since it was just an experiment, you should adjust the recipe to your taste!
Roasted Beets::
-Rinse and peel 1lb of beets
-Cut into quarters (if the beets are small), or into eighths (if large). The key is to try to be consistent with the size of the pieces so that you get fairly even roasting.
-Toss into a baking dish with 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar, dash of salt, two cloves of crushed garlic and 2 teaspoons of crushed rosemary.
~Let the beets roast in an over at 350 (could do 375) until soft.
**Beware ~ after eating the beets, your pee will not be yellow. And if you eat a lot of beets, it will look like you poured koolaid in the toilet. I was shocked.


Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

mames said...

i love the new pics, we are hoping to get to mesa verde someday...tim takes b/w photos with real film (imagine that, film!) and it i a goal of his. maybe we'll make that the beans' first road trip.

hope505 said...

...I'm acquainted with the person who painted that fridge...
* ; )
small town syndrome.
hello from the 505!