Monthly Archives: May 2010


Today’s project, in lieu of an impromptu trip we’d planned to drive to Winthrop, due to being overwhelmed at the thought of a long drive on such a dreary day, was planting my fave, sedum!

We picked up some little beauties at the Port Townsend farmer’s market yesterday, and last night I scrounged for some ideas for potting them.  I love the look of low growing, spreading pots for sedum, succulents that grow rather like ground-cover.    I had an old, tinny, drum sitting around and so I drilled a few holes in the bottom for drainage, added some pea gravel, again for drainage, and voila…a sedum planter was born!

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Welcome to our New Location

I’m sitting here with my honey working on our blog. I love this woman!



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Spring fever

It’s finally warm enough to start gardening again….today I planted yellow squash, eggplant, chilies, tomatoes and a bunch of flowers into a lovely container garden on my porch – I also hung my kitchy string lights for warm summer night reading.

Today Noel found a cool blue accent wall in a home on Apartment Therapy dot com. I was so smitten with the color (Behr’s “Distance”) that I went out to Home Depot and duplicated it on my living room wall. That, along with a white shag area rug, completely transformed my drab living room into a place I now love. Enjoy the pics (as much as Gracie is enjoying the new rug, I hope)!

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Chile Rellenos

Ah, Noel made the most delicious chile rellenos for me on Sunday morning. I tried duplicating them tonight, but alas, a Gringa should leave the chile rellenos recipe to the experts (Noel’s gramma walked her through it on the phone….go, gramma!)

The basic recipe is as follows:

Pan fry/grill 4 Anaheim Chiles until the skins turn black. When they cool, peel the skins off.

Slit a hole at the bottom, and slide pieces of cheese (I prefer Monterrey Jack) inside.

Sprinkle with flour.

Roll the chiles in a mixture of 3 stiffly beaten egg whites, folded with 3 egg yolks, salt and pepper to taste.

Fry in vegetable oil on medium heat until browned.


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