i have been roasting cases of tomatoes as fast as i can to make this luscious homemade soup. i have been freezing it (omitting the cream, which i will add a little bit of before serving in the winter months).
roasted tomatoes, onions + garlic, what could be better than that?
i found the wonderful, simple recipe on the Naturally Ella blog- here. the original recipe is from The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook by Sara Forte.
i used thyme because i love thyme + tomatoes together. maybe you do too?
the best part about making this soup is enjoying a wee bowl hot out of the pot at the completion of every batch. there has to be some quality control during the process, right?
the fall edition of Sweet Paul magazine is now available on line. it has a wonderful moody fall feel to it--i dare say, almost tactile inspite of the fact that it is digital.
i love this photo....where i am + at the same time where i long to be. if this were a print i'd buy it.
the latest issue of covet garden came out this past wednesday. this is my favorite on-line magazine. i loved issue 17 which featured the home of intricate paper artist cybele young. i was lucky enough to see some of her work at a local gallery in the late spring. tiny little what-nots fashioned out of paper. pieces of clothing with paper zippers, the teeth of which were no wider than an eyelash. even though i viewed her work on her website i was not prepared for the complexity as i pressed my nose as close as was socially allowable once i was in the gallery. it was breathtaking, mesmerizing and magical.
another artist who sculpts beautiful paper items. browse through her blog as you will find all sorts of wonderful art. she also created a very clever look book video (for a clothing company). fun to watch.
gorgeous bark cloth (finally found some at the thrift store)---geeking out on school supplies---beautiful, to me, small details
and that means 50% off of current in stock items that are on the website--while supplies last!
You must use the coupon code when checking out to receive the savings.
Coupon Code: findings
Valid: September 6-30th
Discontinued Jewelry + Metal Findings
We are discontinuing our Jewelry Findings + many of our metal items to focus on our love of paper, millinery and limited collections of whatever strikes our fancy!
Therefore we are offering 50% off of our current jewelry + metal stock, while supplies last (actually everything is 50% off, but the jewelry + metal items will be phased out and not re-stocked).
Our gorgeous vintage lockets will be especially missed by us as almost all of our stock came from North American manufacturers who made these in the 1960's--own a little piece of history and the quality that went with it, base metal lockets are not made like this anymore.
If you are planning on creating jewelry pieces for holiday gift giving now would be a perfect time to stock up on unique components. If you see something you like we urge you not to hesitate as once it is gone it is gone.
an easy painting project is to color code your vintage metal scissor handles for specific use: fabric, paper, yarn, etc. since i am not much of a sewer and i have no personal attachment to these thrift store scissors i assign them to paper cutting and other such blasphemous craft tasks.
before i set about painting i usually take them in to be sharpened and tighten the center screw as they may have been sitting idle in someone's sewing basket for several years.
i prep them by washing them and drying them thorougly, then i tape off the entire lower blade portion. i use a spray paint suitable for stainless steel. allow to dry according to manufacturer's directions. then repeat on the other side.
i prefer the feel of metal handles over molded plastic, there is something so much more tactile about them, don't you think? and often you will find that the vintage metal scissors have been made by noted manufacturers in England, Germany and Switzerland---this is usually noted near the center screw, squinting may be helpful.
i have always meant to have this as my blog banner. september always feels like my official fresh start. so there it is. 4+ years later...