Friday, November 30, 2012

erica tanov gift guide

Erica Tanov Gift guide
one of each please!

beehive etsy love

My bud, Kimmy of
 has an etsy shop with these sweet little
4" by 4" albums for photos.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

frank & lu

Frank & Lu is a new clothing shop for kids 
in Westport, CT and online.
I popped in this week and it's really good!
The clothes are no nonsense, comfy & simple.
There were a few things I wanted (for me) like this:

Here are some snaps of the shop & some clothes:

Everyone is invited to an opening party
with Frank & Lu 
(the creator's kids. It's a family biz)
 Friday, December 7th
at their Westport Store 177 Post Rd West. 
 There will be a kids fashion show, bites and cocktails.
Bring the family, your friends and neighbors
Check it out here online!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

spinach feta lasagna

This is a must try via a merry mishap.
600 g / 20 oz frozen chopped spinach
1 leek
1 tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper
2 pinches ground nutmeg
1 400-500 g / 14-18 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups white cheese sauce (see recipe below)
12 no-boil lasagna sheets
75 g / 3 oz feta cheese

Set oven to 225 C / 425 F. Thaw spinach in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Halve, rinse and finely slice the leek. Add the leek to the thawed spinach. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add crushed tomatoes. Set aside. Prepare cheese sauce.

Cheese Sauce

2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup / 4 oz shredded Swiss cheese (or cheese of preference...gruyere, cheddar...)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of pepper

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Whisk in Swiss and Parmesan cheeses, salt, and red pepper, whisking until cheeses are melted and sauce is smooth.

Layer your lasagna: begin with tomato/spinach mixture, then cheese sauce, then pasta. End with cheese sauce. Top with crumbled feta. Bake in middle rack of oven for 20-25 minutes or until pasta is not firm inside. Let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with a green salad. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

andrew bird's measuring cups

andrew bird
measuring cups
here it is live.
live or not
it's a good one.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

cooookie workshops @ jam

Cookie Workshop Registration Begins!
Jam says:
"Gather your bestest pals & enroll for this festive tradition
 jump-started by PSO's Susanna Carrillo.
Decorate 6 ginormous cookies with icing & bling.
Take home in your very own hand painted box.
Top it with holiday story & tunes!"

Tuesday, December 18, 4-5pm
Wednesday, December 19, 4-5pm
Thursday, December 20, 4-5pm

fun fun fun

To register email

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

november 2012

So sorry.  So out of the blog loop.
It's been a crazy November so far.
Here's a bit of happenings around here:
Took the train to Grand Central
 with Everett + Leslie
for lunch at the Oyster Bar.
Went for a hike in the woods.

 Baked Blondie Brownies with Everett.

 Piper + I touched + hugged all the tall spruces
surrounding our home and
begged them to be as strong as possible
when Hurricane Sandy landed.

 (They all made it!)

 Friends that live on the water in Row8
came to stay with us for a week.

 We made the best of no power!
Great meals.
Lots of wine

Captain America
Super hero kitty.

 Road trip to Tivoli Mercantile + Hudson to visit Gretchen.

 Wilted arugula + blistered tomatoes = Super YUM 
thanks to Markus.

 This guy sure was one with his ring!

 Piper at Trader J's pushing cart now that she's 3!

 Observed Piper + her  Pink Tower lesson.

Painted wood sculptures at after-school art @