Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What's Happening Wednesday

Hi Gang!
Well, Summer's swinging through like Tarzan on a vine. I have been up to all kinds of wild goodness and I'm so excited to share some of it with you.

First, did you know I trade sewing lessons with an organic farmer friend for veggies? I do. And I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I get to learn about all kinds of super deluxe gourmet treats in exchange for something I do because I like it better than anything else. How's that for an Alternative Economy? This last batch of veggies held what can only be described as a culinary revelation.  Coriander Berries.


Yep, if your cilantro is bolting, run and catch it quick and snip these pretty little berries off for a taste sensation!


I made a vinaigrette of rice wine vinegar, a little elderflower syrup*, a light olive oil,  lime zest and salt and pepper and tossed it with sliced cucumbers, chopped up basil,  and the coriander berries. Yummmmy.


I've also been doing some sewing. Here's a little WIP picture:

 It's an outfit with a secret... But I might not get to reveal it until September.
Mysterious, No?


And I finally found a cure for this little problem:

 Yup, that's supposed to be my living room.

dining area... just shove the projects over if you want to eat...

But Hey, There's no room left in the Cave
 My solution will soon be revealed.....

Mysteriously Yours,
Betty

*you can buy premade elderflower syrup at fine markets or make you own by boiling cheesecloth wrapped elderberry blossoms in simple syrup and steeping overnight. 

10 comments:

Rose said...

Ahh! thank you for sharing your living & crafting space. It looks similar to mine, but your space is better organized (or perhaps it it is more accurate to say that your space is less crowded). It's re-assuring to meet a kindred spirit. :)

Rose in SV

chickadeeworkshop said...

Oh, yes, that looks familiar. Can't wait to see the solution(s).

Amy said...

What a great exchange! And I look forward to seeing your solution!

maplesyrup said...

If you are getting your own studio space, I am SO jealous!!!

Threads of Inspiration said...

What a great exchange...and I've never had coriander pods...next year I'll have to plant some cilantro and try them! Cant wait to see your storage solutions!

Kelley Hart said...

Thank you SOOO much for sharing those home photos! I feel much better now. Can't wait to see the solution.

Kristin L said...

Mmmmmm. When i lived in Germany, my friends would mix elderflower syrup (home made, of course) with sparkling mineral water for a refreshing beverage, or even better, with champagne.

Pat said...

That skirt fabric is out of this world! And the use in a full skirt really makes it shine!

the perfect pear said...

thats incredible! I never knew cilantro produces berry's. You learn something new everyday! Thanks for sharing!
~Lauren
I'd love it if you'd visit my blog:
http://theperfectpearpair.blogspot.com/
:)

Maddie Kertay said...

Creative chaos!... but.. from such a great mind I am sure that creative calm is in the works!

maddie

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