Friday, July 29, 2011

100 Artists this Sunday from 10-5 Free Admission

Here is the press release:
The yearly event turns Centennial Mall, the center of The University of Toledo’s Main Campus, into a shimmering kaleidoscope of art and browsing art lovers. Glass, photography, ceramics, jewelry, watercolors and oil paintings, wood, fiber, pen and ink, mixed media and sculpture define the avenues of one of UT’s most beautiful, walkable locations. The family-friendly event includes activities for kids, including face painting and hands-on art, and live music performed by the Toledo School for the Arts.
I will be there with the kiddo's.  I am really hoping to pick up a fabulous original for my house!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Peach Blueberry Crumble

OMG-so good!  I made this last night for some family that came into town from St. Louis, rave reviews!  Additionally, I made it with Gluten Free Flour and it turned out wonderfully!

My girl Ina does it again!  Here is the recipe:

For the fruit:

2 pounds firm, ripe peaches (6 to 8 peaches)

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup fresh blueberries (1/2 pint)

For the crumble:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 pound (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Immerse the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until their skins peel off easily. Place them immediately in cold water. Peel the peaches, slice them into thick wedges, and place them in a large bowl. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and flour. Toss well. Gently mix in the blueberries. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Spoon the mixture into ramekins or custard cups.

For the topping, combine the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until the butter is the size of peas. Rub the mixture with your fingertips until it's in big crumbles, then sprinkle evenly over the fruit. Place the ramekins on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the tops are browned and crisp and the juices are bubbly. Serve warm or at room temperature.
*If you want to make these early, store the unbaked crumbles in the refrigerator and bake before dinner

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sweet Paul Magazine

A little quirky, a little crafty and luscious photos.
This online mag is new to me and I instantly wanted to share it with you all!
I currently read 4 ish online magazines...Do you have a favorite? Please share!

About the author
Sweet Paul magazine is based on Paul Lowe's wildly successful blog Sweet Paul, which ranked 22nd in the London Time's Top 50 Best Design Blogs. With over 100,000 hits a month Sweet Paul has become a regular read for editors, stylists and foodies all over the world. Paul's motto is "chasing the sweet things in life" and the magazine sure lives up to that. It will be filled with easy and elegant recipes, fun and stylish crafts, entertaining ideas, shopping tips, up and coming crafters and so much more.

Read Sweet Paul
Sweet Paul Blog

Monday, July 18, 2011

Completely Remodeled Ranch on 1 Acre

Sophisticated remodeled ranch w/bsmt on beautiful 1 acre parcel. Superior location close to bike trail and school. Surrounded by estate size properties. Kitchen is open to vaulted family rm. newer: roof, windows, furnace, appliances. Keyless entry.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cocktails on the Patio

  Ahhh, dining Al Fresco... the summer is blowing by and my patio is barely equipped!   Enter Kevin Sharkey of Martha Stewart Living.  I always look forward to his column in MSL and just discovered his BLOG.

Check out Kevin's 25 suggestions to getting your patio BAR ready for summer entertaining CLICK HERE

Promising to post more often!  So much great stuff to share with you in the coming weeks!

 Kevin Sharkey is Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for Martha Stewart Living Omninedia, Inc. (MSLO)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Words to Live By...

Artist Anne Harwell made this great quote a work of art!  Check out her Etsy shop in the Annechovie link above.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Exquisite New Listing Ottawa Hills

This Executive property has been completely remodeled inside and out.  Outstanding kitchen boasts Wolf, and Sub Zero appliances along with a wine refrigerator and high-end cabinetry. Top of the line fixtures and flooring coupled with an open floor plan and designer details make this a stand out.  
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
3828 sq. ft.
Fully finished basement
Irrigation System
Surround Sound
All Appliances Included
New windows
New 40 yr. Cedar Shingle Roof
Marketed by: Kristie Feeback