Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Goat Cheese Omelettes with Sun-dried Tomato Spread

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day Weekend! I am so grateful for all who serve and especially those who have lost their lives or loved ones. My heart aches for the families who are separated, and I pray all of your loved ones make it home safely to you. I spent the weekend with family and friends, mostly over meals. A lot of BBQ and SO much watermelon. On Saturday morning we had a few friends over for brunch at our house, and I served some simple goat cheese omelettes with sun-dried tomato spread alongside fresh zucchini bread. Perfect for summer weekend mornings.


Goat Cheese
Salt + Pepper
Jar of Sun-dried Tomatoes

To Make:

1. Whisk 2 eggs together in a small bowl, and add 2 tablespoons of water and salt and pepper.
2. Pour into a medium sized skillet and cook until just about done, lifting the edges and draining the liquid egg to the bottom of the omelette as it cooks.
3. When the omelette is almost done, add about a handful of goat cheese to one half of the omelette and fold the other half on top. Cook for about 30 seconds, flip and cook an additional 30 seconds. Remove from heat and serve.
4. For the tomato spread, simply add the jar of sun-dried tomatoes with the oil to a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are very fine. Top your omelettes and enjoy!

If you are making multiple omelettes, and need to keep them warmed, heat oven to 200°F and place cooked omelettes in an oven safe dish with a damp paper towel on top.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Grand Isle

I am over the moon to share that the Grand Isle pattern I designed for Quince and Co. is now available! Quince yarns are some of my favorite, and I have peace of mind using their yarns knowing they were made ethically and with so much love. This week, they dedicated the whole week to just crochet designs, and I love them even more for that. Crochet doesn't get a lot of love in the fiber community, which makes me glum sometimes being that crochet is part of my soul. I think people don't see the beautiful and modern designs that can be created using crochet, and I am honored to be able to share one of my very own creations. This design is perfect for all levels of crocheters, even ones who have never picked up a hook before. If that's the case, I hope this can be your first, and that you get hooked, because crochet really is a wonderful, relevant, therapeutic, feel-good centuries old craft that is certainly not lost. Head over to the Quince Blog for more about Grand Isle and to see the other lovely patterns from Crochet Week!

All photos by Quince and Co.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Warm Weather Lists

I've pulled all the lettuce out of my garden, and in their place I have dinner plate dahlias sprouting up. We finally built a stand to hang our beautiful handmade cypress swing that my uncle built, and the majority of our afternoons are spent on our swing, watching our garden grow, sipping iced coffee, and talking or reading in peaceful silence. These recent warm weather days have been SO good, and I look forward to what this season will bring. I have a lot of warm weather recipes and crochet projects I've been thinking about and even more books on my summer reading list, so I thought I'd share them in case anyone is in need of some warm-weather inspiration. In case you haven't noticed, I am a big list maker. Here's to all you other overly organized list makers out there!


Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk-Feta Dressing because the little green tomatoes in my garden have my mouth watering and I can't wait until they ripen to pick them.

Whole Wheat Milk and Honey Sandwich Bread for summer picnics and weekend lunches on the back porch.

Skillet Peach Cobbler served with buttery vanilla ice-cream for my summertime sweet tooth and cast-iron skillet obsession. 

The Coffee Ice Cube Latte for the poor coffee that was destined for the drain and lazy afternoon pick-me ups. 

Bourbon + Spiced Pear Cocktail for when our pears have ripened and are ready to pick.


Carrie Pilby by Caren Lissner - I am about half way through this one, and it is delightfully witty and wonderful. 

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub - I adored her first novel The Vacationers and am excited to read her newest book.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - My husband says I'll love it and probably cry a good bit too... 

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls - A true story of a girl who rose from a dysfunctional family and nomadic lifestyle to become a successful kind woman with no resentment and so much love in her heart. 

The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse - A classic author that has been on my list for awhile. 

Fiber Projects

A crochet version of the Slope Tank in Purl's new Linen Quill

A simple version of the Hannah Tee with no lacework in the back in a nude pink

Wool and the Gang's Off The Wall Hanging 

A crochet version of this tote using cotton yarn and some camel handles that I've been saving for something special

This comfy ribbed shrug in a neutral colorway