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Isla Del Encanto – Return of the Dorks

Isla Del Encanto – Return of the Dorks

A recounting of our second trip to the beautiful mainland of Puerto Rico.

The Iranian adventure – coming soon.

The Iranian adventure – coming soon.

I have just returned from a magical trip to Iran. I will do a series of posts about the trip, but I have an obscenely large amount of media to sort through. Stay tuned my lovelies. 

Khoresht-e Ghormeh Sabzi – Herb stew of splendor

Khoresht-e Ghormeh Sabzi – Herb stew of splendor

Khoresht-e Ghormeh Sabzi, or herb and meat stew is a fragrant explosion of flavors.  Herbs and greens combine with beef (or lamb) and kidney beans.  The tartness of whole dried lemons rounds out this exotic dish that is a popular classic all over Iran.  Just smelling the combination of greens…

Jujeh – Citrus marinated bits of joy

Jujeh – Citrus marinated bits of joy

Most people don’t get the opportunity to travel and explore the wonders of this beautiful world.   I have always felt that food is a powerful way to link us to peoples and cultures far removed from our own little plot of Earth.  You may never stroll through the fragrant stalls of a…

Refresh! Dyeing old towels.

Refresh! Dyeing old towels.

I started with a couple of tired looking old towels that had become stiff and faded with age, and even had developed a few small holes. First up, was a couple of hours soaking in my trusty softening / color setting solution. This consists of hot tap water one cup…

The thrown away citizens

The thrown away citizens

It has become pretty clear at this point that more than a few people I know voted for Trump. You may be wondering why I am so disheartened and downright enraged by this. Let me be clear about something upfront.  This has nothing to do with who you didn’t vote…

So long popcorn ceiling

So long popcorn ceiling

By far, my most hated projects have been scraping popcorn ceilings. It is messy, tedious and leaves you a wet, sticky mess. However,  getting that shit off the ceiling is worth the tedious effort. Once the popcorn has been removed the rooms feel higher,  cleaner,  and brighter. I have tried…

Soffits to the ground

Soffits to the ground

For years,  I have been looking at the terrible soffits, or bulkheads, above my kitchen cabinets.  I can’t express how much I despise them,  and the cheapness that causes builders to install them.  I know that they have their place in some homes, for plumbing, wiring,  or ducting.  In my…

Ditching the wall

Ditching the wall

For years I felt isolated in my small, galley kitchen.  The open, bright kitchens of countless HGTV shows and Pinterest taunted me with their inviting beauty.  We knew that we could never have the totally open space that is so popular these days, as moving the air handler was and…

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