Friday, April 15, 2011

Fruit Skewers

I hosted a wine and dessert party this week for some amazing women.  My idea for the party came from a recipe for a Spanish chocolate tostada, the funny part is that I forgot to make it.  Nonetheless we had a great time.  

I made a lovely pound cake from Epicurious, chocolate chip cookies, and my favorite thing: fruit skewers.  These fruit skewers were so fun and pretty.  I thought it would be a great way for kids to eat fruit too, so much fun with these pretty skewers.

The skewers are actually stirring sticks that I bought at Party City.

Enjoy, and look forward to summer fruit!

I wish you enough!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


About a month ago I dug my garden to get ready to plant and it has rained ever since.  Since the ground is too wet outside I started a plant project for inside.  I saw this great tutorial for these very neat hanging plants that are covered with moss on Design Sponge.

I followed the tutorial pretty exact and I think these came out pretty neat.

First I gathered all equipment:
Peat moss
Bonsai Soil
Sphagnum Moss
Cotton Thread

Then I mixed the soil and made these balls.

Removed soil from the plants

Wrapped the roots in sphagnum moss and cotton string

Placed the roots into the dirt balls and pressed moss onto dirt, then tied them like a gift.

Now I just have to find a way to hang them.  I am thinking a tension rod over the walk in shower...

For more details visit the link from Design sponge above.

I wish you enough!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sweet Potato Fries and Baked Tofu

I didn't have much time last night to make dinner for my little one so I made sweet potato fries and baked tofu.  They are simple because I can bake them together and the best part is while they are baking I get to play with my little girl and her dad!

Here is how I did it:
Preheat oven 375 degrees.

* Cut sweet potatoes into sticks (as thick or small as you want) and toss with olive oil and salt.  Spread out on a baking sheet, trying not to stack them.

* Slice tofu 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick rectangles, place them on a baking sheet and top with Bragg's or soy sauce.

Bake 20-40 minutes depending on how soft you like your fries.  ** I bake these on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.  I like the texture much better and they get done a tad quicker.**

We usually eat after the baby goes to bed so later in the evening I sauteed some veggies, cut some cheese sticks and added a pretzel roll to our baked tofu and we had a great dinner.


I wish you enough!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I'm thinking about starting an ongoing gardening part of this blog.  We are planning for a great year at the farm and many seeds have already been started and planted.  I would love to focus a little so you if are into gardening and want to read more please answer the question below:

Are there any gardening topics you are particularly interested in reading about?  

Quiche and Fruit Salad

Today we had a great brunch for a wonderful woman and we had the best time.  The food was just a bonus!  When we put these parties together it's done right and fabulous, here is the menu:

Bean Burritos with fixin's
Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and veggies
Fruit Salad x 2
Blueberry Yogurt Parfaits
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Apple Spice Cake

Bloody Marys


Here is a recipe for the quiche I made:

8 Eggs
1/2 c milk
1/4 c water  (could substitute water for milk and use 3/4 c water)
1 c. shredded Gruyere cheese
1 c. chopped red and yellow bell peppers and asparagus, combined
2 scallions
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Herbs de Provence

* Preheat oven to 375 degrees
* Saute peppers and scallions until turning soft, add herbs de provence and cook 1 more minute.  Set aside.
* Steam asparagus until just tender, about 5 minutes.
* Combine eggs and liquid in large bowl and whisk until frothy, add cheese and all veggies, salt and pepper and stir.
* Pour into 9 inch pie plate.

* Bake in middle of oven for 30-45 minutes or until middle is set.  At 30 minutes check to make sure the top isn't too brown.


I wish you enough!