Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Why Do They Have To Say The Most Hurtful Things?


times words can hurt much more that a

physical slap, and make a deeper impression.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bye bye Cape Cod

My Cape Cod style home sold of course...grrrr it was so beautiful, we decided later that week it was perfect for us except for the acreage but we could have bordered our horse any where near by. It sold less than a week I've been to sad to post about it...I hate when you pine for something that you could have had but let it slip through your fingers!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Audrey-Style a Timeless Appeal

There was something in her smile, in her eyes, in her timeless and natural elegance.

This month Fashion on Film is showcasing haute-to-trot accessories made for jet-setting fashionistas, and no film better demonstrates that than Charade. Audrey Hepburn(one of my all time favorite actresses) plays an American in Paris whose world is turned upside down by her husband’s suspicious death, and her Givenchy-designed wardrobe—punctuated by chic sheath dresses, hats, gloves, and crocodile bags—almost makes you forget that Cary Grant is standing next to her. Forty-five years later, Audrey’s timeless style still resonates, and these Charade-inspired accessories will help any modern-day gal get the look.

Audrey via a thick headband

What's more classy than a pillbox hat?!

Classy and elegant gloves
Glamorous large oval sunglasses

So chic little bag

hmmmm.....my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie? I have to think on it they are all classics!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's still raining here, I have to go to the market. I've been putting it off because of the rain but now I need staples, so out I go....in my new boots

Odd Molly it’s un-pretentious and genuine, full of love, full of life.

Odd Molly is a truly unique and beautiful ladies collection out of Stockholm, Sweden they have a Bohemian flair to them.

"Our design language is said to be unique and personal,
courageous yet feminine and highly beautiful, but judge for yourself".

Fabrics are focused around cottons and different wools,
but also other natural materials such as silk and leathers.
They like to wash and treat their pieces thoroughly to reach that
ultimate sweet-to-the-skin texture

....I'm in love and can't wait for their Spring Summer 09 collection!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Rain Rain go away....

Stefanie's Sicilian Pasta Sauce

This is the recipe just as Stephanie gave it to me, from her Nonna a little rough because it has been handed down for many generations by showing how to make it rather than writing it down, but tasty just the same.

1 Bell pepper and 1/2 a small onion-
blend until a puree in blender- add olive oil to pan about a 1/2 cup and heat- add bell pepper mixture
and some chopped onions- (we like lots of onions) with rough chopped garlic- (about 3 cloves) cook until you get the aroma- you'll know it !
I use canned tomato sauce and canned chopped tomatoes when I can't find good quality fresh ones (ugh- most of the time) I use an industrial size can as it fills my dutch oven perfectly and I have to have a large pot! I use fresh- basil and oregano-
again if I can find- If not I resort to a dried mixture- I use a lot of seasonings- lots of pepper as well.

That is my basic gravy-
When I want a thick gravy- like for macaroni- I add fresh mushrooms and Italian sausage or if in a pinch
ground beef- that is a last resort! I freeze the basic gravy and use it as needed- sometimes I grill chicken breasts and heat some
gravy and serve over ziti noodles- as you can see it's very versatile- we even use it on pizza!

blah it's been raining all day and night, so I made some spaghetti to warm up I got the recipe from my Sicilian girlfriend Stefanie

it was so yummy!
I picked almost everything even the herbs fresh from my garden, I added mushrooms.

So I saw this site that got me thinking about favorite heroines who are Weird Girls.

Here are some of my favs

Christina Ricci

Just about anything she is in, the character takes on a certain tone than if it were played by any other actress, which is one of the reasons I like her so much

Child of woe is wane and delicate…sensitive and on the quiet side, she loves the picnics and outings to the underground caverns…a solemn child, prim in dress and, on the whole, pretty lost…secretive and imaginative, poetic, seems underprivileged and given to occasional tantrums…has six toes on one foot…

A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will love her faithfully

Another one is

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz: Daughter of Charles Deetz ...Delia is actually her stepmother..., who carries a Goth mentality, often feeling alien to her surroundings in Beetlejuice

Winona Ryder as Kim Boggs: A fragile, beautiful, bright, compassionate teenage girl, who has a progressive attraction to Edward. Burton claimed that he could not envision any other actress in the role, feeling that Ryder gave a positive performance in Beetlejuice. At the time, Ryder was coincidentally romantically involved with Depp. Burton felt "she could respond to this dark material", and that the idea of her as a cheerleader and wearing a blond wig "was very funny". Burton feels that it was the hardest role for her to take at the time, as she herself was "tortured" and mocked by cheerleaders at school

Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

It is a collection of five vignettes—the term "slice of life story" would also be appropriate—concerning the temporary bond formed between taxi driver and passenger in five different cities: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki. The movie begins with the Los Angeles-based snapshot and moves from city to city as the clock turns during the late hours of the night.

Sex and Death 101

Gwyneth Paltrow
she looks like the girl next door, but yet at the same time, I see deep in her character something so strange yet so beautiful.

Margot Helen Tenenbaum Gwyneth Paltrow
A playwrighting prodigy, Margot once ran away from home for two weeks and came back with half of one of her fingers missing. She is shown moping in her bathtub, watching television, ignoring her husband. She smokes, unbeknownst to anyone else in her family as she is infamously secretive. She is also adopted, as Royal is quick to point out. Margot is not only a playwright, but also a book critic; she wrote a negative review of Eli Cash's latest book despite the fact that she and Eli are lovers.

I am so fascinated by these type of characters, I'm sure we have all at one point have known a weird girl or perhaps felt like the weird girl ourselves.

So with my love of the farmers market I want to try my hand at setting up a booth next summer. So this fall I'm practicing making some of my wares. I tried my hand at making beets.

They turned out quiet well although I would like them to be a touch sweeter, but not bad for my very first batch. I will have to work on them a bit before I am happy enough with the results to sell them at my booth.

I think I will try making these next

Pennsylvania Dutch Pickled Beets and Eggs

8 eggs
2 (15 ounce) cans whole pickled beets,
juice reserved
1 onion, chopped
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
12 whole cloves

1. Place eggs in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs sit in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, and peel.
2. Place beets, onion, and peeled eggs in a non-reactive glass or plastic container. Set aside.
3. In a medium-size, non-reactive saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup reserved beet juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and cloves. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
4. Pour hot liquid over beets and eggs. Cover, and refrigerate 48 hours before using.