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Farmers' market finds: Ripe figs & heirloom tomatoes

Recently I've been trying to buy our produce at the Oceanside Farmers' Market. I have a flexible work schedule and I thought I should really take advantage of this little local gem. The market is open year round and is only about a mile from my home. I've gone every week for a month now and we've tried some food we wouldn't normally buy. I figured it was time to start keeping track of what we made so here I am! 

This week I got some really great mission figs and sweet heirloom cherry tomatoes. I wasn't planning on using them together but we found this recipe for Beef Tri-tip with Roasted Figs and hello, it was amazing. I didn't have any fancy little onions so I used regular sweet onions and roughly followed this recipe to gauge roasting time before adding the figs and tomatoes. 

Adding a olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the figs and tomatoes before roasting yielded a sweet sauce that we used over the beef rather than making a gravy. It was perfect and what I've learned is that I need to roast figs a lot more often!


Cowlypso {crochet cowl pattern}

Who needs an awesome new cowl for fall? I did! Cowlypso is a totally fun treble crochet fan stitch that shows off an amazing yarn like Friea Fibers Ombré Sport. I chose color Flare because I am addicted to pink. 

Check it out on Ravelry!


Meet Charlie

We adopted a new dog a few weeks ago. His name is Charlie and he is a hooligan. 


I'm moving off the G Reader

It's a sad day, I liked Google Reader. I found Bloglovin' and I think it'll work for what I like.

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A Day Among Giants {wedding invitation design}

Over the summer I had the pleasure of designing wedding invitations for my cousin and his lovely bride-to-be. They were set to get married at the Bohemian Grove which might be the most secluded and coolest place on earth. It's a big encampment deep in the redwoods and it's amazing. The happy couple wanted their wedding invitations to reflect the Grove, be a bit fancy but generally simple and understated. I think we did it! 

The Grove's towering trees are incredible and the day was even better than I could have imagined.


Thanks, Melissa and Andrew for letting me be part of such a fun day!