Marinade 3/4 C fresh lime juice (I just use bottled lemon juice) 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, minced (I normally use jarred) 2 shallots, finely chopped (or onion, just use a little more) 2 Tbs. finely chopped cilantro 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. black pepper 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 2 1/2 Tbs. lemon or lime marmalade (I couldn't find these, so I use orange) 1/3 C olive oil (I just eyeball it!) ___________________________ I normally use ... Read More about Spicy Lime-Ginger Grilled Shrimp
I love interesting pieces...something that sets my house apart from every other house on the block. I think I might have inherited this gene from my grandmother, because growing up she had a barbers chair in her living room. Anyway, I had been looking for a way to change the living room up a little bit and came across this T.V. easel at Restoration Hardware. I thought it was perfect, but I couldn't afford it and my loving husband wouldn't allow me to purchase it, understandable! So, I lived with ... Read More about Easel TV Stand
I LOVE fresh flowers and beautiful gardens. BUT...I'm not always the best at remembering to water. The plants in the backyard, I take pretty good care of. The front yard and porch are a different story. I have always struggled to find the perfect plant to put next to front door. It is almost always shady...I just don't know what my problem is! I really like moss and I had found a few moss balls on sale and decided it would make a perfect front door display. I found spheres in different shapes ... Read More about Brown Thumbs?
To continue...When the professionals left, I had the task of installing the tile. (on a shoe-string budget) A few years back I had bought 4 boxes of tumbled travertine tiles for 50 cents at an auction. Less than a dollar for that much tile is unreal! It was an impulse buy but I knew I could use it somewhere, one day. So when we moved, the tile moved with us. I had this tile but it was a little plain, so I found the tile to make a rectangle around the pot filler. It still needed something so I ... Read More about Kitchen Remodel-Part 2
I thought I would take you on a tour our kitchen remodel that took place Jan. 2009. We did a lot of the work ourselves, but the major things like the cabinets and counters we hired the professionals. Here is what the kitchen looked like right before we moved in. It was builder cabinets, green counters, and purple walls. I can't say it was horrible, but I had bigger plans for it!We started by removing all the cabinets ourselves. We saved all the uppers and moved some to our laundry room and gave ... Read More about Kitchen Remodel-Part 1