Is it July yet?

I can’t wait for sliced and salted homegrown tomatoes.


the frog prince

Bento Box Frog By Kitsa Sakurako

Bento Box Frog By Kitsa Sakurako

Last night I dreamed that I gave birth to a frog, the night before that I dreamed I bought a new mattress.

But back to the frog baby… whaaaat is up with that!  Any interpretations?

by Anna the Red

by Anna the Red

I’ve been seeing more and more bento box art lately, so if you dug the frog, I highly recommend checking out this blog:

Anna the Red’s Bento Factory

There’s Japanese culture inspired edible art as well as tips for cooking. I mean how freakin’ awesome/adorable is that Katamari Damacy sushi ball?

If you want a cool children’s book along the same lines look for one by Joost Elffers. It might not make your kid eat their vegetables, but they will surely want to play with them.’

by Joost Elffers

by Joost Elffers

How Are You Peeling?, Play Food, Dog Food, and Baby Food are among some of his older titles, and I’m still waiting to get my paws on his latest, Do You Love Me?

bread and butter

I just baked my first loaf of bread!

A friend of mine was telling me about the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day there’s a stupid long waiting list for it at the library so I looked, and of course, there’s a website. I sort of followed this recipe, until I discovered it was for pizza crust  and from there on I improvised.

Only 4 Ingredients and it makes enough goop for four loaves!

3 cups of lukewarm water

1 1/2 tablespoons of yeast

1 1/2 tablespoons of kosher salt

6 1/2 cups of all-purpose white flour.

Mix everything but the flour together first. Then add the flour. Stir it up til it’s just mixed and then let it sit out covered (but not airtight) for 2-5 hours. Then pop it in the fridge overnight or for 3 hours. Wake it up in the morning let it sit out for a while, at least a half hour. Mine came out as just a blob, so I ignored it for awhile, then popped it in a baking tin and stuck it in the oven. 450 degrees and 40 minutes later, a loaf of bread that quite edible, especially with butter. bread

one bad apple.

appfI popped in the market this afternoon hoping to score some marked down flowers leftover from Valentine’s Day, and instead found bags of apples in a box for 75 cents.

Not an apple for 75 cents, but an entire bag.

My first thought was, make some apple juice! So I did. So good.