Wednesday, May 26, 2010



i got these incredibly sweet and delicious cherries from the farmer's market last weekend. we quickly ate most of them, and a few of them also got squished. so instead of the pie i had planned, we settled on cherry vanilla buttermilk pancakes the next morning. we eat a lot of pancakes. oh my gosh.

pancakes are so delicious, and versatile, and quick, and simple. i sound like a crazy person, ranting about pancakes. but seriously.


we ate them all before we could get a picture, but just imagine the fluffiest, pink specked, golden, crisp-on-the-edges, pancakes you've ever seen. a photo wouldn't do them justice anyhow. you should just make them yourself and experience the tastiness.

:cherry vanilla buttermilk pancakes:

7.5 ounces all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoon butter, melted*
6 ounces fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

* what i typically do, is just melt about half to three quarters of a stick of butter, add the 2 tablespoons to my batter, and use the rest for cooking the pancakes

in a large mixing bowl, weigh your flour {if you don't have a scale - get one. if you can't get one, use about 1 1/2 cups of flour}. sift your flour with the rest of the dry ingredients. if your measuring cup is large enough {2+ cups} you can measure your buttermilk, add to that your egg, vanilla and melted butter, and whisk it right in the measuring cup. add the liquid stuff to the dry things, being careful not to over mix - you still have to fold in some cherries. if you're not sure about how many cherries, it's very flexible. i used about a heaping handful, but feel free to experiment. cook these pancakes in melted butter, and top with maple syrup. enjoy!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


tamale veg

we had a tamalada {a tamale making party} which was a delicious success. along with the tamales we had pinto beans topped with queso fresco, spanish rice, and some icy and refreshing homemade horchata*. food like this really makes me miss the southwest but knowing i can recreate it in my own kitchen is comforting to say the least.

ready to steam


*i'll be including a recipe for my favorite warm weather beverage in a food zine i'm publishing this summer.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


dymaxion map

grape soda

i feel like i haven't mentioned my new studio at all here. i have always wanted a space to create in and i am lucky to live in a city that has lots of affordable spaces for artists. it's in an old factory which used to manufacture fruit flavored syrups for various libations. there are loads of artists in the building which makes it a great community to be a part of, not to mention the popularity of first fridays there. be sure to stop by if you're ever in the rochester area!

Friday, May 7, 2010


three hundred and eight

i've been trying my hand at some dyeing lately, and cooked up some colorful mohair locks. they're in the shop now, and you can expect some some handspun hand-dyed yarn in the very near future.