And we have made some real progress on the duck pond

The pond has been a big point with me.  I wanted it to look less like a big blue kiddie pool, and more like something at least mildly resembling natural.  With that in mind, we…

Good News! I figured out a way to jam more tomatoes into my garden without giving up space to anything else!

Aren’t you relieved?  I thought you might be.  You see, our back yard is in a state of total disrepair.  We have focused so much of our gardening energy into relandscaping our front yard that…

Progress on Duckingham Palace, bit by bit. Stain edition

Things are progressing, slowly but surely.  We have been running into the perfect storm of illness (I have had no fewer than 3 very intense cold/flus this year), weather, and time commitments.  It seems like…

Surprise Party and Pizza Oven Factory Tour

My brother in law turned 28 on Wednesday.  Because he has a great girlfriend, she threw him a surprise party on Sunday evening at the demo kitchen at Woodstone Ovens.  Her dad works at the…

Lentil Tacos

(Recipe at bottom) I love me some tacos.  Really, any and every kind of taco.  But they’re not exactly extraordinarily healthy.  Neither are lentil tacos, but they’re pretty budget-friendly and they’re vegetarian, not all that…

We made nigiri for the first time

And I’d call it a success!  Not perfect by any means, but we are definitely improving our sushi-rice skills, and I think by the end of the year, I’ll make a pretty great nigiri.  No…

Ethiopian feast

Ethiopian Feast!

Craig and I both love Ethiopian food.  It’s funny.  Ethiopian seems to be a pretty polarizing cuisine, but we both really enjoy the flavors.  Unfortunately, there aren’t many Ethiopian restaurants in the greater Seattle area,…