Sunday, August 21, 2011

Succulents in English Teacup with Decor

At Nathan & Co. on Piedmont Ave., I saw these succulents planted in vintage teacups. I loved them, but thought I could make them myself, especially after seeing how much they sold for. So that's what I did. I made my own to give as gifts.

I went to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire and found two English bone china teacups. Once I found my teacups, I got the succulents and soil to work on my project.

I then made a gnome and a bird with Sculpey to give the succulent a friend. I loved this project so much that I'm looking forward to finding more teacups next month at the faire.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Eat Real Fest (Sunday)

We went to the Eat Real Fest again. Today is the last day. So sad!

Our favorite was the Senor Sisig's Filipino pork tacos ($2.50).

Looks like they're running to be in the Food Network's second season of the Great Food Truck Race.
We wanted to try the bao at Chairman Bao, but the line was just too long.

We tried the Thai Bao ($4) at Le Truc instead. It was the least favorite of the day.

Simply Garlic - Garlic Noodles ($4), Chicken Apple & Chicken Mozzerella Egg Rolls ($3)

Fat Face - Strawberry Basil Lemonade popsicle, Yellow Watermelon Pineapple popsicle ($3)
Gather Restaurant & Prather Ranch - Prather Ranch Slider ($5), Small Roasted Corn Salad ($3)
Had a sour pickle for $1.

Straus Family Creamery - Caramel Toffee Crunch ($2)

Some booths were selling fresh food like these beets. The building at Jack London Square still had the Farmer's Market today.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Eat Real Fest Butchering Contest

At the Eat Real Fest they had a butchering contest. Gigantic leg of beef into little pieces!

Look at the crowd it drew in!

Eat Real Fest (Saturday)

We've been looking forward to the Eat Real Fest all year, and it's finally here! We went last year and just loved it. It's a lot bigger this year with more food vendors and demos. Having more food vendors seem to shorten the lines a lot. The longest line we stood in was for the mini lobster roll; probably about 10 min. Otherwise, the lines were about a 5 min. wait to none. We're planning to go again tomorrow!

Seoul on Wheels - Spicy Pork Korean Taco ($3)
Get Jerked! - Jerk Fish Tacos ($4)
Jim n Nick's BBQ - Smoked Pork Sausage with Pimento Cheese ($5)
Hapa SF - Lumpia Shanghai ($3)
Pizza Politana - Eat Real Pizza ($3)
Chaac-Mool - Al Pastor Taco ($3)
Sam's Chowder House - Mini Lobster Roll ($5)
Los Cilantros - Organic Roasted Corn ($3)
They also had farm animals like little chickens and goats.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birdie Branch

The office looked so bare, so I made a branch. Hubby helped me put it up.

It's just made out of cardboard, SF Chronicle, and Mod Podge. But it looked a little lonesome.

So I got some felt and made a little birdhouse for it.

One day, a bird came to take a look.

It must have told his friends about it because suddenly there were several other birdies that were fluttering and twittering around the branch. The office is such a lively place now. Hope we can still get work done in there.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Honey Cornbread Muffins

After having cornbread muffins on the Fourth, I wanted to make them at home. I found a recipe by the Neelys of the Food Network. I hate their show (way too much PDA and corniness -- Oh! Corniness!! Haha! Get it? Cuz it's about CORNbread? Hmm...), but I LOVE their honey cornbread muffins. It came out perfectly! I used the mini cupcake/muffin mold instead of the cupcake mold that it asked for. So it ended up making 32 mini muffins. It didn't take 15 minutes to bake. It took about 9 to 10 minutes instead. It's so crispy and yummy that I've eaten six so far today and haven't had lunch! Just two cups of coffee!Aren't they cute? I don't know why my muffins puffed up like that though. Don't they look like mushrooms? I expect little elves or fairies to come out of them.

Hubby's Crafty Creation

Hubby made his first Shrinky Dinks charm. I have to admit that it's pretty good. Don't you think? He used colored pencils and a thin Sharpie marker.

A few days ago I noticed that they have ink jet Shrinky Dinks. Maybe Hubby would prefer designing something on computer. :)