The Amazing Adventures of Tom and Bel

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Most Perfect Breakfast

Try this recipe for quinoa instead of oatmeal. If you have kids, they will swallow the bowl in ten minutes flat.


Monday, April 13, 2009

On frak frak & double frak

A tip, boys and girls: when knitting a fairly complex textured item of a rather sizable nature, be sure to count. Your editor will not be pleased if the front and back do not possess the *same* number of stitches.

That is all.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I keep meaning to come back and post, but somehow, living the life keeps getting in the way of reflecting on it. It's a good problem to have, I think.

We've been busy! We're trying a container planting this year:

The children were excited about the potatoes we planted in our recycled buckets.

Watching the flowers bloom in our back yard:

This was a few days ago: the cherry blossoms have exploded like popcorn!

And introducing the baby to the wonders of sun protection:

She looks a bit  geisha-like with all that sunscreen!

I'm also working on my new project for (HMMM HMMM), which arrived safely from (XXX) in a box perfectly suited to the little one:

Boy-O & I also celebrated our 4th anniversary (I think that means we're serious about this).

And now it's Easter. I'm a total heathen, but I love holidays -- largely because they are an excuse to make a larger, fancier meal than usual. 
Today's dinner will be lamb, marinated in Greek herbs*, with eggplant moussaka and a garlicky rice. I can't wait. 

*The herbs came from our very generous neighbors down the street, who gave me practically half their bay tree and rosemary shrub. (Just another reason to love Portland.)