Saturday, July 31, 2010

sweet pup

this is elli mae. she is my parents sweet pup...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


just remembered a few things I wanted to show you...

I'm growing tomatoes. Did I tell you that already? Well, I am... and they are actually growing. Like, if you actually water the plant it will like totally grow. Brilliant, right?! haha! I'm also growing zucchini and crook neck squash but don't have photos of those yet. So here is my tomatoes...

Also.. here is one of my new little treasures that I found at a second-hand shop in Idaho... isn't it so cute?!

anyway, hope that you are having a happy wednesday. The weather is lovely here, and it makes my heart happy :-)


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

zucchini bread/muffins

Last week we had the chance to spend some time with our dear friends in Idaho. Here is a recipe that Siska shared with me and I just tried it today- its SO yummy!

Zucchini Bread/Muffins

By: Siska Reece
adapted by: ME!

3 eggs
1 3/4 cup rapadura
1 cup coconut oil

Add and Stir:
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Finally, mix in 2 cups grated zucchini, drained of juices. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans or 24 muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 1 hour (for bread) or 30(+or-) for muffins.


first time

Just had to show this picture off... this is a picture of history, my friends! This is a photo of Dave's first time changing a diaper! :-) And He did a splendid job- better than me because the day before I changed the kids diaper and put it on backwards! In my defense I will say this: I hadn't changed a diaper in roughly 16 years! :-)


Sunday, July 25, 2010


vacations sure are a lot of fun... but its really nice to be home! here are a few shots from our week spent in Oregon and Idaho.
last two photos are with my point and shoot camera- they really don't show just how pretty the river was!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Originally uploaded by themrsbrom

We are getting ready for a trip. Today was a laundry day for me. There is something about hanging wet clothes on a clothesline to dry that just makes my heart go pitter patter. Maybe because its old fashioned... maybe its the way the clothes smell like sunshine afterward... I'm not sure exactly, but I like it.

blueberry crisp goodness

blueberry crisp
adapted from martha stewart's recipe

for the filling;
6 cups (3 pints) blueberries
1/2 cup rapadura
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon course salt

for the topping;
3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (or chopped nuts such as almonds)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup rapadura

1. preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make the filling: mix blueberries, rapadura, arrowroot powder, lemon juice and salt in a bowl. Transfer to an 8-inch square baking dish.
2. make topping: stire together flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Cream butter and rapadura in a mixer until pale and fluffy. Stir dry ingredients into butter. Using your hands, squeeze topping pieces together in clumps.
3. sprinkle topping evenly over filling. Bake until bubbling in center and brown on top, about 1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Originally uploaded by themrsbrom
This is my new kitchen toy, that my sweet hubby got me for my birthday. Its a beautiful red 12 inch enameled cast iron skillet. I love it. My hubby knows me SO well. Love him.


Originally uploaded by themrsbrom
Today was a baking day- the best kind of day. 2 sandwich loaves, 3 rustic artisan french loaves, and 1 amazingly awesome pizza. It was a good day!

you can click on the pictures to see a full size version on flicker :-)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

picture a day...

Originally uploaded by themrsbrom
well, I think I'm going to try to do the picture a day thing again.... we'll see how long I last :-)

Here is the photo from 7.13.10

Saturday, July 3, 2010

family time

here is a few shots from a night I spent with family...