Sunday, October 26, 2014

pumpkin chili

the fall colors have peaked, the leaves are dancing on the ground begging to be raked. and after a good leaf raking experience is a perfect time to make this delicious pumpkin chili from thug kitchen. all vegan and made with beans, pumpkin and delicious spices it was full of flavor! i tweaked the spices a bit, because while i love using recipes i always tend to add my own twist to it. i topped it with green onion and cilantro and ate with a side of mini garlic toasts. hello fall!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

small craft in detroit

the amazing and awesome small craft, amy and ethan cronkite, have been hosting pop-up shops and skillshares in detroit and beyond. (i hosted a book sculpture workshop in ann arbor last winter.) they are also the fine folks who brought us craft-a-way camp!

well, this saturday is the last of the monthly skillshare workshops in its current format! it's a painting class by aimee of enamor and will be at the trumbullplex in detroit. there will be treats, crafting, smiling faces, and more. you might even catch glimpse of the 2 cronkite kiddos running around being crafty and imaginative. 

i look forward to seeing what's next from small craft! it sounds like they have some fun up their sleeves with more crafty days for us ahead.

Monday, October 06, 2014

a great day for peaks freaks

well, the internet has exploded, so anyone who is interested in this fact has probably heard by now... twin peaks will be back in 2016! nine episodes will be filmed in 2015 and the show will air on showtime in early 2016. the show will take place 25 years later (the last episode aired in june 1991.) it is yet to be announced who, if any, of the original characters/ actors will return for this continuation of the series (edit: agent cooper/kyle maclachlan is IN!)

holy smokes! i'm very excited. i'm also afraid. i mean, it's a cult phenomenon. i watched this show on tv when it originally aired in the early 90s. it was big deal! will it be ruined by being revisited? what's keeping me excited is that mark frost and david lynch are writing it all and lynch will be directing all episodes. they will get to tell their story. (and we all know what happened to their ideas in season 2....) ah! this is crazy news.

let's not forget about those cute pouches i made. 

or that time i hosted a twin peaks party.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

national kale day!

happy national kale day to you! i am celebrating by hosting a dinner party that will include this delicious red curry soup with rice and purple kale by our favorite vegan chefs at ppk! i'll also be making some cheesy pull-apart bread and lots of kale chips! hooray! how will you be kale-a-brating?!