Saturday, February 27, 2010

What's for brunch? Quiche!

One of my favorite weekend meals is quiche. It makes perfect leftovers, and can be enjoyed during breakfast, lunch or dinner. Much to my mother's dismay, I do not follow recipes. In fact, this one changes everytime I make it. Modify the recipe below to your tastes and let me know your secret!

1/2 lb cooked meat (bacon or sausage, depending on the mood)
2 cups of frozen chopped spinach, squeezed and patted dry (broccoli is also tasty)
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup of cheddar
1 cup of milk (whole milk is the best)
1T onion (who am I kidding, I use more than that!)
fresh pressed garlic, to taste
tarragon, to taste
salt and pepper

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Inspirations: Paper

I am a paper person. Awhile back I found the work of Yuken Teruya at the Museum of Art and Design. The show was Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary and it featured artists who transform everyday objects that are often carelessly trashed.

I was astounded by the beauty of these intricately cut trees, composed from littered shopping bags.
Teruya proves that even toilet paper rolls can be beautiful. Genius.

A tree cut from the pages of Shel Silverstein's wonderful children's book, The Giving Tree.

In the next few weeks, I will be making a special trip back to MAD to see the current exhibition, Slash: Paper Under The Knife.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Favorite Handmade Treasure

During the last visit to my childhood home, I found my lost love.

How I missed you, Kermit! This was a gift from my aunt when I was very young and I have fond memories of playing with both Kermit and Miss Piggy. I also recall the standing weekly date my mom and I had, eating popcorn and watching "The Muppet Show". Who doesn't love the Muppets?