din din

IMG_1556Last night, I declared we’d be having something new for dinner tonight.  A long winter of freezing temps and snow right up to the windowsill often creates a pattern of hearty monotony in the kitchen:  thick chilli, pureed winter vegetable soup and pasta (obviously) in heavy rotation.

I went over to Tastespotting (favorite) and found this recipe for flatbreads with a built-in salad.  As I am wont to do I didn’t actually follow the recipe or get all the ingredients it called for, obstinate cooks unite!

Here’s what I did:

Preheat oven to 425°.  Put two na’ans on a big cookie sheet.  Generous handfuls of asiago cheese (if you like cheese, it’s about 1/4 cup, but if you’re cool it’s probably more like 3/4 cup).  Shaved prosciutto on top, thick (about 1/4 inch) slices of pear on that.  Drizzle raspberry habañero jam (mixed with water, for consistency) on top.  10 minutes in the oven, until edges are blackened (yum, char!)  2 cups (ish) of arugula on top, plus some black pepper.

Ingredients:

Na’an•Asiago•Prosciutto•Pear•Raspberry Habañero Sauce•Arugula•Black Pepper

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lucky

after work, there was a couple taking their miniature horse on a walk near Wal-Mart just around sunset.  In the parking lot, I found a penny with the head facing up.  Then, while leaving Goodwill a perfect stranger held out her hand and said “High Five for good luck?”  So I did.  Lucky day.

harbor seals + more

IMG_1529I just can’t get enough of these little baby things, lately.  This harbor seal doodle is an original creation, and we’ve been screen printing onesies in any size for the last year or so, and orders really seem to be picking up.  I decided to add some greeting cards (center) to the repertoire and am just fantasizing what else I can print it on!

Additionally, if our little harbor seal was to have a friend who would it be?  I’m so partial to our native animals.  Another seaside creature or should I venture in to the woods?  Puffins, starfish, sea urchins, sand pipers, terns, humpback whales would all be a pleasure to doodle.  But bobcats, black bears, deer and snowy owls are nothing to shake a stick at either!