“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bubble bird for the Muses

Got to the very end of my shower gel and as I squeezed out the last of it, the tube made a loud high pitched squeak,which sounded like a bird to me.The challenge seemed to coincide with this....and this is what I came up with.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rain,Rain....stay here for a little longer than an hour.

It Rained today, actual rain rain,thunder and wind and rain!!!!made me happy.So I baked.
I baked some blueberry banana muffins,and a Apple upside down cake.
It's so good. Really. it is.the applsauce makes it extra moist.
to make it fast,I take regular white or yellow cake mix.
I prepare it according to the package directions,but I add
powdered cinnamon
vanilla &
I cover the pan with nonstick spray,then put down a bit of wax paper over it,then i spray the wax paper,
then I put canned apples and brown sugar on the wax paper,pour the batter over it and bake at whatever the box tells me to bake it at...obey the box!

once it's cooled it should just slip right out of the pan.
I also had the most amazing thing happen..I was able to correspond with an actual being from another era!!!!
OK,I don't know about that,but I do know this person has an old soul, and is awesome!

Fairy girl

This is for Katelyn,Happy Birthday!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Butterfly dream

I had this dream about a butterfly,it could walk like a person and it followed me home,it held out its arms to me and said "I want to kiss you"
Then I woke up....and I felt kinda sad..it was adorable.And so tall,as far as butterflies go.well today I was outside taking pictures of the yard cause it rained and this is what I found by the pomegranate tree....

Then it quickly flew to the grapefruit tree.

It's Monarch gigantus!dropping by for a short visit,and a sweet drink of nectar.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cappezzoli di Venere

One of my favorite movies of all time is Amadeus.
Love the music, the singing,tom hulce...
but the best part is when Salieri offers stanzie refreshments.....enter the nipples!!!!
from the moment I first saw these I wanted to try them, well it's about friggan time...
this is a good recipe for them.
Not only are they yummy, they're cute too.

Semi-sweet chocolate
16 oz. can whole chestnuts
small bag of chopped almonds
6 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 Tablespoons brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

chocolate coating ingredients:
14 oz. white candy melts
1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips

To prepare centers, melt chocolate in a double boiler and allow to cool.
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add chestnuts,almonds and flavorings to
the butter/sugar mixture and blend well, then stir in the cooled chocolate.
Mix well. Roll into balls 1-1/2 inches in diameter; if mixture becomes too
soft to shape, chill for several minutes.

To coat, place candy melts in a small bowl and melt according to package directions Carefully
roll the truffles in , then place on a plate and allow to dry for several minutes. melt the chocolate chips in a small bowl.drizzle small amount on top.Store in refrigerator.

Yield: 5 dozen truffles

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


It's a nice day today, not as infernally hot as it usually is .Sky looked like it could even give us some rain.......

I love when it's stormy...I even heard thunder!So with the possibility of an amazing monsoon hitting ,I decided to use the oven and bake something...I ended up making some stuffed bell peppers...

So,no rain for us...the clouds turned around and left,but the peppers tasted delicious!

Vegetarian stuffed bell peppers
6 large red or green bell peppers
1/2 medium sized sweet onion,diced
1 cup of white or brown rice
1 12 oz package of soy crumbles
2 garlic cloves,finely chopped
1 10 oz can of tomato & green chilies
2 cups of sharp chedder,grated
1 10 oz can of sweet corn
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1.pre-heat oven to 400
2.cut the peppers in half,remove the seeds and the spine,set aside.
3.cook the rice accordint to package directions.In a skillet heat oil,onions and garlic,untill transparent,add soy crumbles,cook for 8-10 minutes,stirring often.
Add tomato and green chilies,simmer for about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. In a large bowl combine soy mixture and cooked rice..add can of sweet corn,mix until blended.
In a 9x12 inch pan,place the bell peppers,skin side down.Add mixture to each pepper half.cover the pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
Remove foil, sprinkle cheese on top and return to oven uncovered for 5 minutes,until cheese melts.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A gift

Gabbo is home from OBF and she brought me a goodie!
A baby head ,a baby head!!!Yippee!
She found a really interesting shop in Eugene called Passion Flower Design.The pictures she took in there show amazing treasures...
Thank you Gabbo!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

San Xavier mission

Took a few pictures at the mission the other day....couldnt stay long,everytime i've tried taking Helena she starts acting insane and we have to leave....she messes up my fancy hair-do and we have to tell the limo driver to keep driving...I'd better check her scalp for those three little numbers.Hahaha!