Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fun with Dye

I had a few items of white clothing that weren't so white anymore, and I had the idea that it would be fun to try and dye them to get a second life out of them. Have you tried looking for Rit dye lately? It's harder than one might think - at least here anyway. I tried craft stores, fabric stores, a hardware store, and big grocery stores, all to no avail.

Thankfully my Mom came through for me, as moms always do, and found some at a hardware store in a different state. Much to Mike's dismay, I had her pick up two different shades of brown for me.

And here are the final results - not exactly perfect matches to the colors on the box, but I'm pretty happy with them nevertheless.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Cheddar-Crusted Quiche

Yup, I was already talking about cheddar-crusted quiche today over at the Real Time Farms blog, and I'm talking about one here too. This one was better though. (Shhhh don't tell Karl and Cara!)

Please excuse the slightly hypnotic coloring. It gets dark around 3 pm or so now in Michigan, so it's pretty much impossible to capture any evening meals without them looking otherworldly. Which I guess is appropriate for the week of Halloween. Everyone have their costumes ready?!

But back to the quiche... This one was filled with fresh eggs, caramelized onions, pickled green beans, Zingerman's burrata (sinfully delicious cheese), and homemade pesto. Delicious!

Monday, October 18, 2010

ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI

ArtPrize: September 22 - October 10

"ArtPrize is a radically open competition. Open to any artist in the world who can find space. Open to anybody in Grand Rapids, Michigan who wants to create a venue. Open to a vote from anyone who attends." Just a few of the many highlights:

Dream Big by Pete Fecteau. This was made entirely out of Rubik's Cubes. 4,242 of them.

Svetlata by Mia Tavonatti. This is a mosaic. Really.

See? How amazing is that?!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chihuly: A New Eden

At the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. A stunning exhibition experienced with my mom on a delightfully warm October day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kale Bagels

I'm a big fan of kale chips and potato and kale soup, but sometimes you just need different ways to eat your greens - like in bread products!


Have Cake, Will Travel shared this kale bagel recipe, that I'm pretty sure could convert anyone with an aversion to greens. Plus they weren't as difficult to make as you might imagine - as a first time bagel maker, these turned out beautifully (and deliciously!).