29 January 2010

horses horses horses horses

It was kind of slow at work this morning. I drew/painted this in Photoshop Elements with the Wacom Bamboo tablet, which retails for a mere $99.95. Lol. Fun times.

24 January 2010

Carrie Fisher is apparently a celebrity of sorts.


Last week was a long one for me. I worked at OMSI on Monday, and then Tuesday through Saturday I worked at my new job at the Mac Store. It was exhausting to say the least. Learning a bunch of new stuff. I'm excited though.

I've been watching a lot of Law & Order SVU lately. I really like all of the detectives on that show, but it gets a bit depressing to watch too many of them in a row, what with all the sex crimes and what not. I wish they would just investigate something light once in a while.

I was at the mall the other day and something really disgusting happened. I was washing my hands in the bathroom and there was this girl next to me who nonchalontly walked over to the garbage can and threw up, and then just went back to washing her hands. I was like, ew. So then I'm walking through the food court looking for a place to eat, and I get in line at Subway. The puking girl walks out from behind Subway. She works there! I did a 180 and made a bee line for the Steak Escape. Consequently, I will never eat at the Subway in the mall.

I read Carrie Fisher's autobiography Wishful Drinking cover to cover this week. It was hilarious, I couldn't put it down. She did a great job describing her life, and all while being entertaining. Lots of stuff I didn't know about. I ended up staying up til after 2am finishing it. Now I want to read Postcards From the Edge.

17 January 2010

cupcake


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Originally uploaded by cleartrampoline
This is a photo of the mouthwatering cupcakes I made today. Zucchini & almond with a lemon frosting. The recipe is from Cook yourself Thin, which I've linked to before. The cake is the right amount of substance without being too sweet, which is good since the frosting is insanely sweet, with a kick of lemon. Delicious.

14 January 2010

Warsh cloths

I have been really into making wash cloths lately. They are fast and fun, and totally useful. This particular one is a crocheted wash cloth, I found the pattern here it is fast and easy and really nice.

wash cloth

Peach Frozen Yogurt


Peach Frozen Yogurt
Originally uploaded by cleartrampoline
E. and I got an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. It is awesome. We have made quite a few delicious treats. This one pictured above is a peach frozen yogurt that we made. The recipe was in the manual that came with the ice cream maker. Basically you throw in a can of peaches, 2 cups of lowfat vanilla yogurt and a 1/3 cup of sugar. We made a variation. I didn't have vanilla yogurt so I used 1 cup plain and 1 cup nonfat plain, and then a dash of vanilla, and instead of the sugar I used agave syrup. It turned out delicious! The can of peaches that we used was a spiced kind, I believe it had cinnamon in it. It was good. I would make it again.

08 January 2010

calendar

I know it's well into January and all but I had this idea to make a calendar, so if you have any drawings or art in jpg format, i could put it on a month! let me know if you want to participate. It could be fun. I'm going to make the template letter size so anyone could print it at home. That's it for today!

Possible February art? :)

03 January 2010

1950s Cooking

I had a totally 50s style dinner the other night. I made turkey pie with some leftovers from thanksgiving, and jello parfaits.

The caption for this amazing photo reads:
Let the children cook . . . it's fun for them and a help to you.
Start off with an easy menu (page 81) and just see them shine!


The recipe for the pie was out of my General Food Kitchens Cookbook, first published in 1959. It's one of my favorite cookbooks to browse through, although most of the recipes are pretty dated. The raddest thing about this cookbook is that it's more than a cookbook, it's like the book they gave to 20 year old soon-to-be bride or something, it tells you how to do everything, from picking out produce to preparing a meal for 100. The pictures are amazing too, and in glorious unappetizing color as you can see above.

jello parfait

Jello Parfait

The Jello Parfait was just something I thought sounded cool, and fit my theme. I just made regular jello, and spooned it into cups, topped that with some fruit (out of the can of course, how 50's right?) and topped it with some home-made whipped cream. Sooo good. I love home-made whipped cream. The canned fruit cocktail, lets face it, sucked. I guess if you were living in a bunker afraid of the cold war it would be great to be able to have some fruit out of a can, but for now I'll stick with the fresh stuff.

pot pie

Old Fashioned Turkey Pie

I moded the recipe a bit, added extra veggies and used half a cup buckwheat flour with the regular flour for the biscuit top to make it a little more healthy. All it all it was a success. Easy, quick, and tasty, and a great way to use up that leftover turkey.

01 January 2010

New Year's Resolutions


Food blog more at clearlytasty.blogspot.com
Read more
Find a good job that I love and can pay bills with
Take more pictures
Watch more Magnum P.I.
Have more dinner parties
Eat less sugar
Organize more
Yoga yoga yoga
Get a car