Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What I saw while I was bloggin'

This is what I want to do to my kitchen. The beam across the opening of the kitchen might work for my house structure....OOOOOooooO! Spectacular. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

surprisingly yummy egg sandwich


I looove the photos of our dream hang out spot. Maybe that dream of owning a bar will one day become a reality, but until now, I can foster my dream within the pictures you just posted today. Here is the recipe of the egg sandwich I made for Sean and me after our wild outing last week at Savoy....I told you it would be fun, but we needed some serious fuel after getting to bed around 5am! Ha! 

Anyway here it is: 

(I think you will like this... no strange ingredients.) 

How to get the PERFECT hard boiled egg:
  1. Place how ever many eggs you want into a saucepan with room temperature water. Throw in a large pinch of salt, about a tablespoon.
  2. Put the saucepan on high heat and let the water come to a boil uncovered. Once the water has been rapidly boiling for 5-6 minutes, turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the hot water for another 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the hot water out and refill the saucepan with the eggs inside with water from the sink and drop a handful of ice cubes into the saucepan. This is the easiest way to cool your eggs (The picture below is the cooling stage of my egg boiling)
  4. Peel the eggs! tap them on the counter a few times and the shell should peel away easily because of the salt.

HARD BOILED EGG TRICK!!! Don't you hate having to peel hard boiled eggs? Well I did until I threw a huge handful of salt into the water due to habit when I boil water for pasta. At first I thought I had done something wrong, but it turned out that the salt kept my level of frustration way down when peeling an egg. The salt made the egg shell break off in larger pieces.

Egg Sandwich:
Ingredients (for 2 sandwiches)
  • 2 to 3 hard boiled eggs (look above how to make it)
  • Mayo
  • 4 slices of tomato
  • 2 Tablespoons of chopped red onion
  • 4 slices of some really good pumpernickel bread
  • Celery seed
  • Salt and pepper
How To:
  1. Toast 4 pieces of the pumpernickel however you like it
  2. Peel the eggs
  3. Spread some mayo on all four pieces of toast
  4. Place two slices of tomato on 2 slices of toast (each sandwich should have 2 tomato slices)
  5. Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and pepper
  6. The red onion is the next layer. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of red onion per sandwich, so put the red onion on top of the tomatoes.
  7. Slice your eggs into about 5 slices per egg and place the one egg on top of the red onion and season him with salt and pepper (there should be one egg per sandwich. The third egg is if you want more on your sandwich).
  8. Sprinkle a little bit of celery seed on top of the egg and cover with the top piece of toast.
  9. Enjoy!


Loved These Photographs, makes me want your camera! I posted some of the ones I found for you to sift through and rate :) Hope you like. Oh. And this picture below is stuff from ikea, thought it would be a cool idea for your blank canvas room near the fire place, I when you move you can use it as outdoor seating. Anywho, happy blogging.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Just Found.

Just found this among many of the blogs, I think this would be something that would fit in your narrow fire place room, you like?. Adios Muchachita!
(Matt says I'm like a little kid with my casio diary messaging you)

Bruce, Abbey and Layla

Love the backgrounds you have chosen for our blog...I have a feeling it will change as frequently as your wall color in your house. Remember when you brought your kids (a.k.a Abbey and Bruce, the cutest boxers in the world) over and they hung out on the front porch with my Layla girl? Well, I snapped some pretty good shots and I have been meaning to get them to you. Here they are... they make me so happy!

That front porch is my refuge, especially when the ipod is booming, the sun is going down, the candles are glowing, and we just talk talk talk about what is important in life...our men, our dogs, food, fashion, design and anything else that comes up...even $2 i-phone apps that you didn't mean to buy (Red Carpet) and you know you will never use again. That one app that makes people look really fat was hilarious and worth the buck! 

Anyway...here are the pictures :)

hey girl hey,

Bruce was obsessed with the camera...

Layla, on the other hand, was camera shy...

The girls, Abbey and Layla...


Ouch! She really isn't as mean as she looks here...

See? (This is Gochi, my grandmother's Chihuahua, and Layla loves him!)

Bruce is thinking... "Could someone please tell me what they are doing?" 

Please visit.

I've been SHOPPING...aaaah naughty me but I have been saving moola. Anyways, best virtual shops, and I luckily discovered these that offer discounts on designer apparel, and home goods, I've been checking these sites like crazy, already saved oodles. Passing it on to you:

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Love, EB