Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Recipes:


Some days when I'm feeling the need to eat something that is super healthy but I'm not sure what to have I just get the healthiest ingredients out and make up a little rice bowl. This little totally non-authentic  Chickpea Curry I made up for a fast easy flavorful lunch, I paired it with sautéed Kale, two boiled tiny Redskin Potatoes and steamed rice for a filling meal. You could just eat this over greens or rice to cut down on prep time. 

Servings: 2-3           Cook and Prep time Total: 15 mins 


- One can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
-1/4 large Yellow Onion, Cut in to half moon slivers
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Yellow Curry Powder 
- 1/2 Tablespoon Garam Masala 
- 1/4 Teaspoon ground Cloves
- 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika 
- Water, as needed 


In a skillet heat one tablespoon of Olive Oil over medium heat and add Yellow Onions, sauté until soft and translucent. Add all the spices to the oil and onions and stir coating onions about one minute. Add Chickpeas and remaining tablespoon of Olive Oil and stir to coat chickpeas. If this mixture looks to dry just add a few tablespoons of water to thin out the sauce. Cook about 3 mins. and serve with rice.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

My First Loaf



It's official I have baked bread in the world's tiniest oven, it happened! I don't know what it is about making bread that intimidates me more the timing, activating the yeast, who knows it seems best left for the experts. This summer I have been into tackling new ways of being more resourceful in our home. Spend less make more is my attitude or better yet just learn to do more things yourself. So when I picked up Jenna Woginrich's book Made From Scratch Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life on a whim at the library I knew I had to pursue my little diy endeavors. This book totally speaks to me, Jenna's writing is funny, informative and motivating. Her book shows an honest and accessible way to create what she refers to as her own "Homestead". There are true accounts of failure and triumph on topics such as home sewing to raising chickens. When I read her chapter on the country kitchen and her recipe for bread I finally felt confident to attempt the adventures of bread making. And guest what? I totally have two whole loafs of bread made from scratch sitting on my cooling rack. I am totally having french toast in the morning!  
Also check out Jenna's blog here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

DYI: Kitchen Organization Time! Washi Tape Labels!

Hey dudes today I am overhauling my kitchen! I like many are broke and also love to repurpose like every thing I own. I find it to be much more satisfying when I know that I can redesign my home with the tools I already have and save a pretty penny. So here is a mini tutorial on organizing and labeling bulked goods!


1. Get some Japanese Washi tape! What's that you ask?? It's that really cute tape you have been seeing every where; you can get it in a lot of craft and stationary stores now or buy it online here at Cute Tape.
I use Washi one because it's pretty and two because it peels off really easy without leaving a sticky mess, making it really easy to relabel your jars. You are going to love this tape I swear!


2. Get yourself a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker and write your jar contents on the tape! Make sure you use permanent markers otherwise your words will wipe right off your tape making you sad.


3. Gather all those collected / recycled jars hanging in the recycle bin or under your sink, yeah you know those guys. Wash the jars, making sure they are completely dry. Fill with your bulk spices, lentils, teabags, what have you and stick on your labels! Voila! 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recipes: Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff!



  So last night I whipped up this recipe for mushroom stroganoff cause I had to make some thing with the mushrooms before they went bad. Isn't that how all good things start? So after consulting several sources and my BFF Larissa, a widely known lover/maker of mushroom stroganoff, I create this vegan recipe. 
  Before an amazing trip to go see an outdoor screening of Slacker and talk with Richard Linklater (yeah, I'm bragging a bit! but it was pretty much the most Austin thing we could do) I put this meal in front of Regina and we sat down to have our first bite, after she said to quote " Wow this is like better then Three Bros! I mean it!". For those of you who don't get the reference Three Brothers is a famed Long Island Italian all vegan restaurant, which is pretty much the best complement I have ever received! And then we proceeded to stuff our faces. This is totally a "Hey Mom I can't believe it's not butter" recipe and you can feed it to your non-vegan friends and they will never know!! Leave me a comment if you make it and tell me how it turned out at your house!

Serves: 4  Prep: 10 min. Cook Time: 20 min.

- One package of Whole Wheat Linguine Broken up in to 2/3 inch pieces

- 1 1/2 cups Tofutti Sour Cream (or any recipe for vegan sour cream)

- 1 1/2 cups Veggie Broth/Stock (I dissolved one Rapunzel Brand Vegan Bouillon with sea salt cube with 1 1/2 cups simmering water in separate pot and then turned the heat off and set it aside)

- 3 heaping Table Spoons of Flour 

- 3 Tablespoons Earth Balance, Olive Oil, or Smart Balance Light (yes it's vegan!)

- About 10 White Button Mushrooms Sliced (Baby Bella or Portobella would be a fine substitute)

- 1 Yellow Onion roughly chopped 

- 1 Large clove of Garlic minced

- About 2 Tablespoons Hungarian Paprika 

- 1 Tablespoon dried Parsley, plus more for garnish ( you can also use fresh parsley if you have it)

- 1 Tablespoon Sriracha Chili Sauce (you can also sub it for ketchup or tomato paste)

- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

- A couple twists of the black pepper mill 


In a heavy bottom skillet, I use my cast iron skillet, add all of the earth balance and heat over medium high heat, add onions and 1 of the tablespoons of paprika. Cook until onions are soft about 3 mins, then add mushrooms, saute until mushrooms and onions are fully cooked then transfer to a bowl or dish and set aside.

While you are sauteing the mushrooms and onions, cook the whole wheat linguine that you broke up in to pieces according to the package directions.

Reduce the heat of the skilled to medium and add Tofutti sour cream and veggie broth and whisk together. Add minced garlic and continue whisking adding one tablespoon of flour at a time,the sauce will begin to thicken up. Once sauce is thickened whisk in worcestershire sauce, sriracha, parsley, paprika, and black pepper. Stir back in the cooked mushrooms and onions you set aside in to the sauce and heat through. Serve over noodles and garnish with parsley!  Enjoy! Xox, Lka

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

DIY: Spiral Bound Notebook!


Last night I had an awesome opportunity to take a class on how to make spiral bound note books with Melissa Stewart of Crab Apple Designs at Green House Austin. Melissa is like a super craft woman, she makes the coolest note books and a million other things that are awesome, she sells her creations at Green House and also on etsy you might want just everything so brace yourself. So I have pretty much been holding on to this crazy Russian horticulture book for ever just waiting for my next project and it served perfect as the cover of my notebook.


The best thing about making your own notebook/sketchbook is that you can put what ever paper you want in to it and make it customized to your tastes. You might not be so lucky to have access to a spiral bounder but there are ton of other ways to make your own books. I love this project by Boy Girl Party. Make your self something awesome, cause you deserve it! Xo, Lka.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Few Notes: Reaching Goals


Ok, this might all sound a bit cheesy, but please hear me out. I have a really hard time setting goals and sticking with them as most people probably do. Lately I have been feeling that there are more and more things I want to accomplish in my life. Moving to Texas from NYC was a total change of pace, I no longer had my built in exercise of running/biking around the city which was replaced by driving around in my car. I had just been feeling unhealthy in general and decided that it was time to change my bad eating habits ( like grabbing Wendy's from down the street (I never ate fast food until I move to TX)) and take charge of an exercise regiment, which is hard when your broke and have no idea what to do! So I finally found a few things that worked for me working out at home to hulu.com on my TV doing the Self Magazine work outs, (trust they have all been tested by me) and starting a yoga practice at our amazing Coop run yoga studio here in Austin (pay what you wish!!). So I was feeling pretty good but it can be a hard thing to stick with all of this when you can't see your progress, that is where the kindergarden star stickers set in! I know it sounds totally stupid but every time I exercises I put a star on my calendar and write what physical activity I did. Not only do you feel special (because you are 5 years old) but you also can visually see your progress. 
I would recommend this to any one even if your goals are learning to sew every thursday, teaching yourself to cook weeknights, or maybe you really hate doing laundry and every monday you lug your stuff to the laundry mat you get a star. I don't know sounds pretty great to me, maybe even every 20 stars you get ice cream (because your 5 years old) - or a martini night (because your 5 years old and also of legal drinking age). 
At any rate your goals are important so don't let yourself feel defeated, be the defeater!
Xox, Lka

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Vintage Finds: Bar Cart!

Greg and I have been searching high and low for a while for a vintage bar cart and we finally found one the other day. Well, Greg found it while I was in a meeting but it was found! This bar cart is actually what they call a warming cart, a plug can be attached and the top will heat like a hot plate. We removed the cord and kept the glass top which looks kind of neat and plus when you are making drinks and you spill easy clean up. The only problem was when we brought it home we had a hard time making it fit nice in our space with out looking like a soar thumb, so we removed our end table and placed our lamp on the cart, now it doubles as an end table! Another fun idea to create a mini bar in your home if you don't want a huge cart in your house is to find a large rimmed tray and set up service for one or two of your favorite drinks, which you can keep out or store away when you are not having a party. Any ways make yourself a martini, happy summer and cheers! Xox, Lka



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What I ate for dinner last night: Tandoori Chicken

So I am in love with my new Droid phone and of course I instantly downloaded the Epicurious app. Which is amazing btw, if you don't already have it get it for your smart phone asap! It's free and you can search recipes and make instant grocery lists. Any ways, I made the recipe for Perfect Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs, which really did come out perfect! The only thing I did differently was I added a drumstick into the mix (which cooked perfect following this recipe) and I also rubbed the chicken with Tandoori spices (I bought mine at the grocery store) along with the salt and pepper. The other thing I made was some couscous with veggies, just make couscous according to package directions in the mean time I sauteed some cut up green beans, tomatoes, and a clove of diced garlic in a little bit of olive oil and then just mixed it in to the cooked couscous. I also served everything with little lemon wedges! It's not an authentic meal but it was delicious! Try it out! xox Lka.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cookbook Roundup


After viewing sfgirlbybay's post yesterday on the affordable art website 20x200 I was totally enamored with this print (above) by the artist Jane Mount that I found scouring the pages of 20x200 website. I totally need it for my kitchen don't you think? Anyway it got me thinking about how I have cooked from all most all of the cook books in the drawing above but I don't own that many cookbooks mainly because the Austin public library has such an amazing selection that I check out 2 or three books per week. (Insert national public library infomercial staring me here.) So this sparked me to take this photo below the photo below of my cookbook shelf! I have also listed the stables and random cookbooks that I own below. Enjoy! xox Lka.



1. The Joy of Cooking - (Duh!) By Rombauer, Becker, Becker
2. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook - Marion Cunningham
3. Veganomicon the Ultimate Vegan Cookbook- Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
4. The Classic Italian Cook Book - Marcella Hazan 
5. Great Food Fast - Everyday Food
6. The Cooky Book - Betty Crocker

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pizza Party!!


   "Hey what's a matta' wit you?" That seemed like a good opener to this post about the amazing pizza party that we had over at my good friends Terry and Elizabeth's house last night. Terry has been really into the blog The Food in my Beard and had been reading up on the pizza oven that this blogger had previously made, which totally sparked this night to happen. I know he also played around with the dough and sauce recipes which I do not have but you can find simple recipes on the interwebs! Now that's Terry presenting our first pizza out of the oven in an Italian stands, we were all pretty proud that it came out looking like a pizza! But the taste was out of this world! Terry had been slaving away making all the pizza dough and homemade sauce so when we came over all we had to bring were toppings. The trick we found to a good pizza is the oven has to be insanely hot like 500 degrees and you need an awesome pizza peal and stone (in the oven), also you need to flour everything so the dough slides on to the stone nice and smooth. Pointer number two is if you make your own sauce don't put a lot of salt in it because when you add the cheese the slat factor goes up. Other then that just add good people a couple of bottles of wine and the godfather sound track and your pretty much ready to go!





Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Friday!

Last night after dinner Greg and I took a walk around our neighborhood and everything was looking really beautiful. I also got my summer shoes in from Amazon some sweet white denim Keds which I totally needed to break in. It's starting to heat up in Texas but the evenings are still providing a really nice breeze and a bit of a cool down. We actually got some rain a few days ago which is amazing and all the greens are coming back to life! I hope everyone has an awesome Memorial Day weekend! xo - Lka

                            









Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday, Monday


 I have been shaping up my studio this past weekend, digging out old projects finding unpleasant flattened bugs under old piles of who knows what collecting under my desk. I refolded all my fabric, put all my undone projects in to neatly marked zipplock baggies. I mean it looks pretty good in here! I even managed to squeeze in a much needed Joe's coffee date with Greg. So when I sat down to my newly ordered desk I couldn't figure out what to make, so I just started drawing the cutest things ever which seemed to help even though it had nothing to do with anything I really need to be doing. I think I need to make this into a real doll what do you think? 
Happy Monday people! xo




Sunday, May 22, 2011

Anytime Healthy Comfort Food: Turkey Meatball Recipe

When Greg is on tour I usually sneak weird food in the house and indulge in guilty pleasures that I would not if I were around another person and when Greg is driving state to state is fast food intake is high to say the lest. Since he's been back home we have been trying to be more active in our house hold, no we are not dieting but trying to cut back and be healthy. Sounds familiar right? Well... it totally sucks when you just want to eat some comfort food, so I created this healthier version of spaghetti and meatballs last night and it was oh so simple and easy! Not to mention cheep which what I like! I did serve these with whole wheat spaghetti which would have been a bummer but the meatballs tasted awesome so I didn't notice.(Not that I think whole wheat pasta is bad, I eat it all the time, but when you want comfort food it can be well blah) Please try it out for yourself and let me know what you think!


                 (Here we are hiking in Big Bend, so healthy, motivational shot people!)



Turkey Meatballs
Makes about 12-18 Meat Balls depending on how big you make them.

1.5 lb. Extra Lean Ground Turkey (any fat ratio will work)

1 Egg 

2 Garlic cloves minced or pressed

1/4 Cup of Store bought Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs

1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

1 Tablespoon Dried Basil

1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano

1/2 Tablespoon Salt

1/2 Tablespoon Pepper

1 Tablespoon Ketchup 

1 Jar Store Bought Tomato Sauce ( I like Newman's Own Sockarooni)


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking dish (I use a 11x13 inch. Pyrex) with parchment paper or grease with a little bit of vegetable oil. In a large bowl combined all ingredients working with your hands to make sure everything is combined well. Once everything is combined well take a palm full of meat and gently roll it in to a ball trying not to pack it to hard in your hand, once your done place newly formed meatball in the baking dish and repeat until all the meat is gone. Meatballs should be about 4 inches wide try to make sure they are all about the same size so they bake evenly. Once your done making the meatballs cover with aluminum foil place in the oven and bake for about 20 mins. After 20 mins. remove aluminum foil and bake for another 10-15 mins until meat balls are slightly browned and no pink remains in the center of the meatball. Once they are cooked through remove them from the oven and let stand. 
While the meatballs are cooling slightly in a large pot over medium-low heat Tomato Sauce. Once sauce is warm add meatballs to the pot and coat them with the sauce. Serve in a sandwich or over spaghetti and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yum! Thanks Soyjoy!


Just wanted to give a shout out my Soyjoy friends for sending me a box full of my favorite soyjoy flavor strawberry!! If you haven't tried these I recommend them they are a nice size I prefer them to luna bars because they taste like real fruit and not like artificial icing. And as you know I carry one in my purse with me at all times. So next time you check my blog just imagine that I am eat one of these and drinking some tea to keep me going mid afternoon.<3 Peace out dudes!

Broccoli Pesto Recipe!



This is a crazy concoction that I threw together a few weeks ago that turned out to be the best thing ever!!!
It's easy and healthy and a great alternative if you don't have a huge bunch of basil to make traditional pesto.
The recipe can also be made vegan by omitting the parmesan cheese. Try it tossed into whole wheat spaghetti or as a spread on sandwiches! I am totally hungry now.

1 Head Broccoli cut in to small pieces

1/2 of a Yellow Onion Diced 

Olive Oil

1/2 Tablespoon Red Pepper flakes 

1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese

Salt and Pepper

2-3 Garlic cloves roughly chopped

1 Tablespoon Dried Basil

In a large skillet at Olive Oil and turn to medium heat. At Red Pepper Flakes and cook for one minute. Then add Broccoli and Onion and saute for 4 mins. Once Broccoli is bright green add Garlic (as much or as little as you want!) and saute until Broccoli is soft a cooked through. Take off heat and let cool for a moment and sprinkle the Dried Basil over the top. In the mean time set up your blender. The mixture will be very hot so you want to add it to the blender in a few batches adding a little bit of Parmesan Cheese and Olive Oil to each batch blending each until they are fairly smooth. The liquid left over from cooking the Broccoli and Onions in the pan should help the mixture move better in the blender, if you need to add a little water to the blender to help the mixture blend better you can. Once everything is combined add Salt and Pepper to taste. Add Broccoli Pesto to pasta and toss or use as a spread. Enjoy <3 !

Friday, May 6, 2011

What's in my Bag Finally!

Hey friends! I know I have been seriously lagging in the blog department of life. My grad school is taking up most of my free time. So I thought I would do a "what's in my bag" post like every blogger ever. I have wanted to do this for a while but I just haven't, so here are the things I can't live without, note my phone is not here because I could live with out it. ha ha.
Going from top clockwise,

1. A light weight rap scarf for when it's cold inside some where.
2. My bag of course! Greg brought me this beauty back from Sweden. Check it out 10 Swedish Designers 
3. My Daily Planner and Large Muji wallet. These hold my coupons, stamps and mail.
4. My amazing Rilakkuma pen, when you press the ears down it writes black or blue! C-u-t-e <3
5. A gridded memo pad from Mark's to make shopping lists and to do lists.
6. Weekly pill case for my allergy meds. from Muji.
7. Hello Kitty pencil case.
8. Soy Joy bar, or any kind of snack for when the blood sugar get low.
9. Chapstick, Lipstick, and a giant cotton candy Lipsmacker for nostalgia purposes.
10. Target hand sanitizer, because every bathroom ever is always out of soap!

Wow, that's alot of stuff. <3

Saturday, March 12, 2011

More Nail Art! Get the Japanese Look!

Oh hey friends! So as you can see I have gone crazy this week making ridiculous art on my nails. I guess I like it because it's like dressing really crazy but on a really small scale. Ha ha. Well today I gave my self a french manicure, let the polish dry and then applied these nail decals followed by 2 coats of clear polish. I'm sure you have seen nail decals and been tempted but haven't attempted, trust it's worth it, people I don't even know at the grocery store think I'm really cool now. So, yeah.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Strawberry Nails!

So I have become really obsessed with painting my nails lately it's almost an addiction. So when I was stumbling around on youtube the other day I found this amazing strawberry nails how to video so I thought I would share. This took me way longer then I think it was suppose too haha. But it does make me really happy when I am typing up a storm and I look down and see that my fingernails look ridiculous!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Grass Fed Beef Street Tacos


So as you can tell from my blog I don't really eat meat much... I do eat it every once in a while but don't cook it that much at home... but the other night my friend Bryant brought over some amazing grass fed extra lean ground beef from his farmer and I caved in! But oh so good! Grass fed beef Bryant told me has omega-3's in it which you don't get from normal grocery store beef, if you where wondering, I thought that was interesting. So we came of with this street/cart taco recipe (that's what my friend Elizabeth calls these little guys) off cuff which could totally be made vegetarian with veggie crumbles instead of beef so give it a try! The recipe below serves about 2 hungry people but you don't have to be exact on measurements if you want to make a big skillet of beef or veggie crumbles for a potluck or party, just eyeball the proportions!


This recipe serves about 2 hungry people 3 small tacos. 
6-12 Soft Corn Tortillas 

1 lb. of Grass Fed Extra Lean Ground Beef / or 1 Package of Veggie Crumbles

1/2 cup of diced Onion

2-3 Cloves of Garlic Minced

1/2 cup of diced Poblano Pepper (or a green bell pepper is a fine substitute)

1 tablespoon Canola Oil

1 tablespoon Cumin

1 tablespoon Oregano

1 tablespoon Chili powder of your choice (I like smoked paprika or chipotle if I am feeling spicy)

Salt and Pepper

Lime wedges and Hot Sauce for serving.

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees F. Line a Baking sheet with 6-12 Soft Corn Tortillas, I like to double up the tortillas on each taco if they are not super fresh cause some times they break and that is no bueno, and pop those suckers in the oven to warm while you cook.

First take out a cast iron skillet or non-stick skillet which every you chose, and add the Canola oil coating the skillet evenly turn the burner on medium heat. Then add Half or all the spices or 1/2 tablespoon of the Cumin, Oregano, and Chili powder to the oil, with a wooden spoon or spatula stir the spices in to the oil and cook for about a minute. 

Once spices are nice and fragrant add Poblano pepper and Onion to the skillet making sure to coat them in the oil spice mixture, cook until pepper and onion are soft but not over cooked this might take 4-5 mins really depends on the pan you're using.

 Once onion and pepper are soft add Grass Fed Beef or Veggie Crumbles the rest of the Spices, Garlic and Salt and Pepper (you be the judge on that). At this point if you are using Veggie Crumbles stir and combined every thing and cook till the Veggie Crumbles have defrosted and cooked through. If you are using Beef stir constantly to combined spices and everything else in the pan while braking up the beef in the pan into small pieces, stir constantly until the beef is cumbly and you don't see any more pink. At this point remove from heat but keep in the pan so the beef mixture stays warm. 

Place tortillas on plates and add Beef mixture to each tortilla and garnish with lime wedges. Serve with Hot sauce and/or Pico de Gallo! Enjoy! 


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Palak Daal Remix


I am finally back to blogging after a month of traveling to my grad program, visiting friends and family and being knocked out by a wicked flu, I am finally healthy and ready to get back in the swing of things. I had promised my friend Lauren that I would post a lentil recipe since we are both on a lentil kick in your respective kitchens.
So today I wanted to share with you a recipe that I have adapted from Heidi Swanson website 101 Cookbooks. If you haven't checked it out yet, brace yourself to fall in love with her. This is a recipe for Palak Daal or Spinach Lentils. I took out some of the extra cost ingredients to make this an insanely easy and cheap meal. What I really love about these lentils are it make a huge pot one serving actually fills me up and I love eating the leftovers. Serve the lentils with rice and a lemon wedge and you got it going on. 



1 cup / 6.5 oz / 185 g white urid or urad daal, picked over and rinsed
6 cups / 1.5 liters water, plus more if necessary

1/2 pound spinach, washed and finely chopped

1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and finely chopped
 (powdered works just fine)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon cumin (seeds if you have it)

1 teaspoon pure red chile powder


more salt to taste

juice of 1/2 a lemon

In a large pot over medium-high heat combine the daal and water. Bring to a boil, then add the spinach, ginger, turmeric, garam masala. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the lentils are extremely soft. You may need to add a bit more water during the cooking process to keep the lentils soupy. After an hour and a half, stir in the salt.
In a separate pan, heat the butter and cumin and fry until the cumin seeds start to pop. Now add the red chile powder and fry for another 30 seconds. Add this butter mixture to the lentils and allow to cook for another five minutes. Taste, and season with more salt if needed. I also enjoyed a touch of lemon juice added at this point. Serve with rice if desired and quartered lemon.
Serves 4-6 with rice.
Prep time: 20 min - Cook time: 120 min

Thursday, January 13, 2011

DIY: Magnetic Spice Rack


In welcoming the new year, I thought I would do some posts about house hold organizing! Coming from Brooklyn to Austin 3 years ago made me think my little house is this huge house, but in actually It's still a small space. I really need to be thinking more about space saving organizational ideas and for me the kitchen is the best place to start.
While I was looking through Lotta Jansdotters new life style book called handmade living, I spied a really great idea. I have about a million little baggies of spices pouring out of every angle of my kitchen, plus a full spice rack above my stove. On Lotta's fridge she has all her spices arranged in little magnetic containers. So I decided to recreate this a DIY project of course. I went online and ordered about 15 clear top containers 4oz. each, hot glued some ceramic heavy duty magnets on the back and voila! I was going to label the front but I really wanted to keep the clean simple design so I took a thin sharpie paint marker and just wrote on
the back instead.

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Letter to my good friend Coffee.



I have gathered you all here today to tell you that I think we can't be best friends any more. You hurt my stomach daily and I try to ignore it but I just can't any more. The messed up thing is that I feel very dependent on our relationship mainly because if I don't drink you I get a head ache. This so so upsetting because of all the time I have invested in our relationship, I really don't want to kick you out of my life completely but I think we need a break. I still love even thought your too acidic for me. xoxo, LKA

any advice?