Posted April 12th, 2014 by Lisa
White Speckled Butter Dish
After seeing “Julia, Julia” at the movie theatre one hot summer day with my then-budding chef, Will, I became obsessed with butter. I sought out recipes and blogs that were all about the decadent treat. Once feeling it was nothing but a block of fat, I did a 180 on the yummy gift from cows. I bought butter in 4 lbs not just 1 lb. If my supply in the fridge went to 3 lbs, I ran out to get that 4th lb, just to be sure I had enough on hand at all times.
Since then I have become passionate about butter dishes. The past couple of years many a hours have been spent creating butter dishes out of clay. The journey has been fun and continues. Here are a few examples of my dishes that hold the food that makes everything taste better.
European Style butter dish
Textured robin egg blue on white clay butter dish
Robin Egg Blue Butter Dish on speckled clay body
These butter dishes and more new food happy pottery will be available on my Etsy shop coming in the following weeks. You can preview what is available now here.
Happy days ahead with butter, more butter.
Posted March 25th, 2014 by Lisa
Memoir by Anna Quindlen
I am not usually drawn to read memoirs yet something about the title struck a chord inside me. I read the first couple of pages and was hooked. I could identify with what Anna Quindlen was saying about life. She is witty and sees things with such clarity and humor.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I am now on the hunt for the next great memoir. I need to stretch my reading muscles.
What’s on my bedstand…
Since finishing “Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake“, I sought out Anna Quindlen’s most recent novel, “Still Life with Bread Crumbs”. The theme life at middle-age. The main character is a woman who has rented a cottage away from her beloved New York City. She is a photographer and sees things in a very unique way. Anna Quindlen brings the character’s voice to life I feel like she is my friend.:)
I am pleased to report that I look forward to my bedtime routine and opening up the book next to my bed. The sad thing is the book is reading too fast…before I know it, I will be looking for the next good read.
Does anyone have any good reads they would like to recommend?
By the way, I have not stopped making pots. To the contrary I am working on a top secret plan soon to be announced. I have been building a great many pots by hand, or called “handbuilding”. I have taken to creating butter dishes. Ahh, What fun to make!
Stay tuned….Spring is just about here. Soon we will all be cleaning up what we left behind in our gardens from Fall. All my seeds are waiting. Tomatoes are to be started this week. More on that later.
Please let me know if you miss the pottery giveaway. I am happy to start that up again if you think it is something that interests you. Comment and let me know.
Posted March 17th, 2014 by Lisa
My Irish man, Eoin, pouring his own home brewed Irish Stout Beer
Eoin loves to make his own beer, and this year I bought him a kit to make Irish Stout. And I had to say it was his best batch yet!
Marten Irish Stout brewed by Eoin Vincent, Label Created by Lydia Vincent
Eoin commissioned Lydia, our daughter, to create a custom label for this year’s brew. It was titled “Marten” Irish Stout.
A couple of new things I made recently with a slight green look:
Oval Turquoise Sugar Bowl handmade by me
Green Swirl Tumbler
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Spring is surely around the corner!