Friday, July 17, 2009

Right now...

::locally grown food::

We've been eating all local-grown-food meals for dinner this week. Last night was this frittata with eggs, raw cheese and potatoes from a local farmer and squash from our backyard garden.

::a little girl enjoying her hat::

Even though it's 88 degrees out, she's wearing her new wool hat, with a tanktop and bare feet, of course.

::lovely new reading material::

My time at the institute was spent doing more than just felting. I spent way too much time (and money) at the bookstore. I've been most immersed in The Children's Year this week. Why did it take me so long to buy this book? I'm thinking a gnome hat is in the works for Finn this fall.

::our friendly porch spider::

He hangs out in between our gutter and the porch post during the day...

and spins a giant web blocking our front door every night. We have our very own Charlotte.

The web only stays from about 10 pm until dawn. Then he wraps things up and takes cover for the day. He's very considerate that way.


  1. Your frittata looks mouth watering! Can you link or post a recipe?
    We also LOVE our raw cheese source. nothing better!

  2. Oh that frittata looks scrumptous!
    My little girl has that same bike too, with training wheels of

  3. Boatbaby,

    I actually didn't follow a recipe. I basically just diced and pan-fried 2 med. squash, 1 small onion, 1 largish potato in some olive oil for 10-15 min, then put it in a casserole dish with 4 eggs, 1/2 c milk, 1 tsp salt and a few grinds of pepper, blended together and poured over the veggies. I sliced about 2 oz of raw cheddar over the top and baked it for about 1 hr at 350. You could bake less if you don't like browned cheese on top. :)

  4. Okay....I started off your post loving the food, loving the hat....AND then I saw the spiders! UUUUUGH! I hate spiders! :)

  5. I was going to ask you to pleeeease post your frittata recipe, then I saw you did in your comments. Oh my gosh, it looks delish. I am going to make that next week!

    Now to print the recipe off... ;)

  6. Hello Joy

    Thank you for my Sunday night dinner idea! It looks tasty...and healthy too.

    Happy day to you
    Warm regards

  7. That spider is something else! And I love Elizabeth's girly-grunge look with the cap. :)

  8. Hi Joy,
    Your Frittata looks divine!

    The new hat you knitted for you little one is lovely, the colours are beautiful.

    I LOVE the Children's Year and I also want to knit the gnome hat out of there for Kye, I think it will be beautiful. Let me know when you start and we can make it a project across continents.

    Charlotte is such a sweet visitor...

  9. The frittata looks so yummy!
    And we love the books about Findus!


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