Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blueberry Jam. DELISH!

My local grocery store had a 10 for $10 on blueberries and I couldn't pass up the deal. I've been wanting to make blueberry jam for some time. It's the one fruit I haven't really experimented with. I am so glad I did!


I actually made it with a friend who had been wanting to learn " the art of preserving". I am always excited when people take interest in canning. It seems like a lost art here where I live.

making Strawberry & strawberry blackberry preserves

After making the jam I thought it would be a perfect filling for my new William Sanoma pocket pie mold. I love it so much! Its makes the cutest little pies ever! Besides my boyfriend thinks they are amazing. He calls them homemade " uncrustables". They are so easy too! YUMMY!

blueberry pie

My mans heart is definitely through his stomach. (no pun intended)

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Metro in DC is.....

So if DC wasn't horribly and horrifically humid & hot in the summer I think I might live there. But swamp ass always wins and I am brought back to the reality that I'll probably never move from CA if I can help it. Nonetheless rich history always has me coming back for more (preferably in winter/fall). This trip we used to metro A LOT. Every time I was slowly making it down the steep escalator I was amazed by the wonderful architecture. The massive amounts of stone, cement, arches, granite. EVERYWHERE! You would think the metro would be simple, dull, more " to the lowest bidder" of standards but its beautiful. breathtaking. and to my delight with the lack of urine stench....


The lighting reflects off the ceiling in a way that makes the whole place have a feeling of calm.


Granted this was taken later at night around 10pm so rush hour didn't disturb me as I gawked at the wonderful sights. I knew I would regret not taking these pictures. I'm so glad I did. What other places do you go to that have surprisingly wonderful architecture ?

Here is a picture of me riding the metro. I was feeling the 60's that day mostly due to rain and semi-dirty hair... I think I sort of like it!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Random shots around DC


I love to upload photos only to find that they turned out exceptionally well. This was a picture I took of the back of a historically building. Something about the barrels and cobblestone wall. I don't know too much about photography. Actually none at all. I have a big ol 8MM camera and have no clue how to use it. IMG_1935

I wonder where I can figure out how to use it. Anyone have any advice? I have a Canon rebel Ti.


I thought I would use it a lot more then I do. Its sort of BIG to carry around. I guess I just have to get used to it.


eehhhh! Anyways. This is sort of a random post. I am trying to find the will to sew. I have been in a weird funk lately. Work has been super busy.... WAH!