a few words about miss chelsea elizabeth...

she likes: making kites, dancing in the rain, adventures, little-while friends, letters, whole-leaf tea, crayons, bare feet, jumping in rivers/streams/creeks/waterfalls, language, catching the clock as it changes numbers, sleepovers, trains (big or small), cuddling & waking up before the sun rises, among other random things.

oregon-born, seattle-raised, bellingham-bred and franco-refined, she had moved back to the states from her affairs across the atlantic & now resides in columbia city with french husband & love of her life rémy. they spend most of their time taming the garden, taking care of their three chickens & two cats, and preparing the urban homestead for a new little chick of their own.

Monday, August 31, 2009


I have been quite the productive little homemaker of late, and I'd thought I'd share my latest cooking discoveries.

First I made a delicious blackberry pie with fruit from the farmer's market.

suffice to say, it went VERY fast...

Next Rémy & I invested in a bread maker and have made some delicious homemade bread. This here is multigrain.

I have also ventured into the realm of wine-making. Well, I've made an attempt at least. I won't know for 8 months to a year how it turned out, but I'm excited to see science at work!!! It's the coolest experiment I've done in a long time, and I'm learning a lot about how things work. Such as the fact that alcohol is just what's left over when yeast reacts with sugar. In the process it lets off a LOT of oxygen, hence the balloons (to keep the carafes from exploding).

these are my babies in a dark, cool cupboard on day two.
i wish i had taken a picture on day one because the color has changed completely.
i used fresh strawberries & white grapes, so the first day it was very pink.

up close you can imagine the strawberries, but the color has changed quite a bit.
yes, it's quite freaky looking for now, but it will eventually clear in a few weeks.

And last, but certainly not least, Rémy & I made homemade pasta yesterday!! It's really simple, actually. Just 1 egg for every 100g of flour. We rolled it out & cut out circles to make ravioli which we filled with mushrooms, eggplant, garlic & onions sautéed in Spanish olive oil. It was time-consuming, but I have NEVER in my life tasted ravioli so damn good.

all 52 of 'em.

as you can imagine, it took quite some time
to do this all by hand.

but boy was it worth it!

1 comment:

Natalie said...

i miss you! remember when we tried to make pumpkin pie from scratch? i bet you can bake circles around that now! :) biz.