BATHROOM

Pictures of my bathroom.  This was the most ambitious renovation project that I have tackled in my house.  I wish I had before pictures.  It had so many leaks, you could literally smell the walls rotting.     We took the entire room down to the studs, and even ripped the ceiling out.  It was a huge mess! I used soapstone for the new counters, and the walls are plaster. We made a nice walk in shower where the bathtub used to be.  The bathtub was in the shape of a giant clam shell, and it was only 11 inches …

CHANTERELLE TACOS

 From Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson.  Heidi’s recipe can be found here.    (do try and find the thinnest tortillas you possibly can, mine were too thick)  Her cook book is full of great recipes and inspiring photography. I also made a version of a rice pilaf that I’ve made most of my adult life.  I love this recipe, and the onions and garlic make the house smell yummy.  It pairs great with mexican fare. RICE PILAF WITH CORN 1 tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil 1 cup long grain rice 1/3 cup of finely diced onion ( I …

TARTINES

Tartines make the perfect lunch or light dinner.  I’m going to do a short series on tartine recipes, so if you have one you would like to share, please send it to me!  judy ALDRIDGE <judy@judyaldridge.com> Yesterday, Jane and I sampled 3 different types. This is a curried egg salad on dark rye with thinly sliced radishes and cucumbers.  Don’t forget the mango chutney.   This is Jane’s favorite.   A good recipe for curried egg salad here. This is our own recipe-Thinly sliced granny smith apples, a scattering of pine nuts, and a slice of sharp cheddar on jalapeno/cheddar …

VINTAGE FINDS FROM AUSTIN

Jane and I attended a vintage show in Austin organized by our new friend Angie Ferrer Domecq.  So great to meet Angie and her mother, and see all of our vintage friends.   It was really great vintage shopping–just 10 or 12 vendors, but this was the first show, and we are hoping to see it grow!!  Two of my favorite finds among the many things we brought back home were this 60’s romantic blouse, and an 80’s tie dyed lapin wrap.  (also wearing Current Elliot leopard jeans) Chloe boots from many seasons ago–I loved this collection! I love this …