Friday, September 30, 2011

food: cornbread

This Sunday I decided to do something different - cook the recipe on the back of the cornmeal bag.

You see, I had this new cornmeal from Whole Foods (Arrowhead Mills Organic Yellow Corn Meal) and fresh jalapenos from my Mom's garden and some cheddar that needed using up, so it was perfect!

It turned out so good, moist, a bit fiery but not too much, and just made us want to keep going back for more.  I tried to get a good photo of it, but by the time I realized I should get an image, we just had a line of cornbread left.

Jalapeño Cornbread

1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. oil (they say vegetable but I used olive oil)
1 cup white flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
3 tbsp. butter or oil (I used olive oil)
1 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2-4 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400F.  Prepare an 8" square pan using oil or butter (I used butter).

Sauté the chopped onion in the oil until just limp, about five minutes.  Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl, blending well.  Separately beat together the eggs, milk and 3 tbsp. oil or butter.

Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients beating until just moistened.  Stir in the onions, 1 cup of the cheese and the jalapeños.  Pour into the prepared pan and top with the remaining cheese.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until crusty brown.

Try not to eat it in one day.  Maybe.

Friday, September 23, 2011

inspire: block prints

 I really like these block-printed designs on linen.
I think it's the simple geometric designs and bold colors that draw me in.  I am definitely going through a phase for geometry at the moment if you can't tell from my work.

These must be really fun to make.  Which reminds me... Mom in October we need to tackle those fish!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

shop: sky scarves

I love these scarves, called Come Darkness. Such beautiful skies captured to wear.

Found here via here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Very interesting article about Cher and Gregg Allman, read the article here. For some reason I was oblivious that they were ever married, I mean, Cher and an Allman? It's interesting to me the shuffle game that musicians play with their spouses and love interests. Sometimes you end up with the most unexpected combinations.

Sometimes they work, sometimes they fail miserably.

They married 3 days after her divorce to Sonny Bono was finalized. Cher filed for divorce from Allman 9-10 days after they wed, but stayed married for 4 years. Need I say more?

article from The Selvedge Yard via Miss Moss

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