Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What are these?

So I'd like to plant a garden this year, but I have all these random plants that the previous owner had.  I'm not sure whether I should dig them up, throw them out, replant them or just wait to see what pops up.  If I wait, then that means gardening will have to wait until next year.  Not my first choice for sure..  Can anyone identify any of these??
 This is a red plant.. I don't know if you can tell by the picture.. kinda ugly don't you think?

This one seems like it could be pretty..

There are a million of these!

Is this a weed?  It has green leaves, with red trim and reddish stems... could it be strawberries?? Oh please Oh please!

This one has brownish red leaves with these spikey things in the middle with long stems.. ugly, but you never know!

(This picture is sideways)... buds of something..

If anyone could help me identify them, I'd appreciate it!!! Thanks

Friday, March 19, 2010

Butternut Squash Salad

I found this recipe on Smitten Kitten's website.  It looks so good and her reviewer raved about it.  Being on the South Beach Diet now for a little over a month has left little to the imagination when it comes to food. Everything is monotonous and soooo not tasty.  I was excited to try something new!

Doesn't it look yummy?? Too bad it wasn't all that tasty... hahaha  I don't know.. the recipe said parsley or cilantro, but because the hubby dislikes cilantro (from a salsa gone wrong in college) I opted for the parsley.. I think I should have gone with the cilantro.

The salad goes with a warm tahini dressing, which I like.  The pic is sans dressing. I will serve it to the hubby tonight WITH cilantro. Too bad for him. :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My first T-shirt

I finally got around to making Auggie a shirt.  I've been making Elizabeth things for some time now, but it's so hard to think of something cute and creative for a boy.  Lately this whole "refashioning" idea has been all ove the sewing blogs I read... where you take old clothes to make it into new.  I wanted to try this 90 minute t-shirt idea from  I love her blog.  Such fantastic ideas!  So here it is, plain as it may be.

Here is the original shirt I used... I got it free with membership... though I'm not a member anymore. :)

Pieces all cut up.

Final product!

I added some yellow ribbing to the neckline to make it not so plain. :)

It's a perfect fit!

Look at my hanging cheeks. :)

The shirt looks funny here because his belly is so big. :)

I was surprised to see how well it turned out!  Next project.. a pettiskirt for kate!