Sunday, February 27, 2011
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.
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!
My mans heart is definitely through his stomach. (no pun intended)
Posted by Brook at 10:03 PM
Monday, February 21, 2011
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!
Posted by Brook at 9:31 PM
Friday, February 11, 2011
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.
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!
Posted by Brook at 10:08 PM