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Does anyone want my cat? He ate the sauce!
August 24, 2009, 12:29 am
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Make it bake it or fake itThis is a simple dish that is great for when you want something fresh, filling, and warm. It fills the house with the kind of smells that remind me of Sunday dinner at my parents’, but without the huge mess and fuss. It’s a great meal that you can scale it up or down easily.


  • About 1 oz per pound of pasta (but really to taste) Balsamic vinegar
  • Small pinch of salt
  • Small pinch of pepper
  • One Roma tomato per person, diced
  • Spaghetti – follow the servings on the box if you’re unsure or new to cooking pasta
  • About 2Table spoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Two cloves garlic, unless you’re shy about garlic, then stick to one

Start the water boiling for the pasta, some people like to add salt I don’t in this case. While it boils, slice and dice the tomato (or tomatoes if you’re cooking for more). Slice the ends off of the garlic cloves, crush them with the back of your knife and then remove the peel. (Side note: lemon juice can remove the smell from your hands later). Mince the garlic further if you don’t like strong garlic flavor. Put the olive oil garlic and salt into a container with the diced tomatoes. A big bowl works best so that all of the ingredients can mix and meld. When the pasta finishes cooking, drain it and toss it with the ingredients in the bowl. Add the vinegar and toss it again. Top it with some fresh basil, cracked pepper and sea salt for bonus points.



As the title states, I didn’t get to enjoy this because the cat jumped up on the counter while I was doing some wash and ate the ENTIRE sauce.


Hello crafters, friends, and other lovely lurkers!
August 10, 2009, 4:56 pm
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I’ve been avoiding writing this first post for a week or so and I have been blaming it on writer’s block, but really it’s a bit more complicated. I am an avid reader of many fascinating blogs and after I started the under-workings of this blog, I got a little intimidated and worried that no one would read or worse, that no one would appreciate what I had to say about crafting, inspiration, art, life, and food.  Anyhoo, I was inspired today by the simplicity and belief of a wonderful little love note that I was the (very) humble recipient of and decide that I should take the plunge.

So here I am.
How are you today? I really want to know. (I’m not one of those people to waste questions like that.) Oh dear, I’m afraid I’m rambling. Just stop me, if you catch me at that again please!

I created this space here to share several things with you all. If you check out the pages that are over there *points to the left* you can read about my Etsy shop. It’s sparsely populated at this point, but I’m making changes and pushing toward a more socially conscious branding and that’s taking me some time. I have new stuff that needs new photographs and all of that goodness. I’ll be sure to post when I update the shop. Another page up there lets you know about features that I have planned. I think it’s a good way to force writer’s block away by scheduling those things but also allowing myself to deviate as necessary or desired. I had fun creating the icons for those, as well. There’s a last little page there that tells you about the philosophy behind my little pet project “Love Knows No Gender”. I’m doing my best to get it off the ground because it means so much to me.
I hope to have regular updates with interesting finds and inspiration, along with current projects and challenges. If you’ve read today, drop me a little comment below with something you’d like to know about me or any of my projects!

Thanks for reading,

Be Proud