Wednesday, July 09, 2008

tiles and dreams

Being home for a couple weeks is the best thing in the world, but I have to admit, I'm constantly thinking up little projects for redecorating or what have you. Daniel built a wonderful bookshelf for me for my growing number of cookbooks. It's lovely, and it frees-up space on another shelf. But we've decided not to do a bunch of renovation projects to the house because it's time consuming and we don't want to do a lot of work and possibly not get a return on our investments (seeing as the housing market in Alger Heights is so low).

If I could though, I'd buy some of these tiles from Popham Design and go crazy! Found them via Design Sponge, and I'd really like to live in place I could use them sometime.

But instead of putting money and energy into such things, I've chosen to go a more thrifty route: vegetables. A couple days ago I headed out to Trillium Haven Farm (the farm through which we have our "share" or our CSA). It was just beautiful and quiet, and I picked a bunch of snow peas and sweet peas for freezing.

Next, I've ordered some zucchini and yellow squash seeds from Seed Savers to try my hand at growing something myself. This will be a first... well, a second; my garlic turned out very small and underdeveloped so I'm just not counting it. I could eat zucchini all day long, so I'm excited to have some in late summer. And it's cherry season here, but many place around GR have gotten "froze out" according to the 10 orchards I've called. Tart cherries are abundant though, and I've made one batch of tart jam that we quickly ate/ gave away, so I might try to make some more. Instead of having a chic house, we'll have fat tummies and a clean house. Not sure if I like that compromise.


Joyl said...

nice red/orange chair!

Leesh said...

that title is amazing and something to only dream about! any luck on the lemon basil martini? i'm gonna give it a try this week..wish me luck