Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Made the Sauce From Seed

I'm obsessed with growing tomatos. Simply because I want to make this sauce. It is just THAT good.

Tomatos that I grew!

I grew these tomatos. They are a speckled Roma variety. They are delicious, meaty, and perfect for sauce.

Herbs Rinsing

Herbs, herbs, herbs. Oregano, basil, and parsley ready to add their fresh flavor.

Tomato Pre-Roasting

The first step in the recipe is to roast the tomatoes and garlic with olive oil, salt, and pepper. DO NOT skip this step. It's what really gives body to the tomato flavor.

Tomatos Post-Roast

I had 4 trays of tomatoes hit the oven. The house smelled amazing.

Delicious Tomatos

See????? Delicious, oozy, tomatoey goodness.

Ingredients Ready to Go

Toss it all into the food processor. Add a little wine.... and....

The Finished Sauce

Dig in. Fresh and wonderful. LOVE it!


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Knitting Nook

I've seen a couple of blog posts dedicated to this pouf from CB2; an offshoot of Crate and Barrel. I saw it so many times and it really started to grow on me.

The Pouf

Here she is! While I love the coral color, I went with the grey. I think it looks great next to my little knitting chair.

Knitting Nook

The only thing I'm not loving is that I thought it was a little bigger. Or at least, taller. I was counting on it to be more of a side table. But it's a little too short. The pouf adds a little whimsy to one of my favorite places in the house to knit, read, or work on my computer. And so far, the kitties aren't that interested.

Knitting Corner

I also finally hung some pictures. Kind of amazing how much more "lived in" a room looks with a few accessories and some pictures on the wall. Slowly, the house continues to come together.