my obessesion

my  obessesion
To live a creative life ,we must lose our fear of being wrong
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Ingredients :

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and devined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon losher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus extra for seasoning
  • 1(15oz)  can whole tomatoes,draqined roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil  leaves
  • 1/2  cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 
  • 1/4 teasoppn crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup clam juice
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 

  1.  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat .  Add the pasta cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Drain the pasta  and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the shrimp, garlic, 1/2 teasoppon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.   Cook, stirrring frequently until the shrimp turn pink and is cooked through, about 3 minutes.  Using  a slotted spoon , remove the shrimp and set aside.
  3. Add the tomatoes, 1/4 cup basil, 1/4 cup parsley, and the red pepper flakes.  Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.   Ass the wine, clam juice, and heavy cream.   Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium- low and simmer for 7 to 8  until the sauce thickens.   Add 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, the cooked shrimp the cooked pasta, and the remaining herbs.   Toss together until all ingredients are coated.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and seve immediately.

Note: If you dont have fresh herbs I would wait because it really isn't the same with the dried herbs.

Friday, February 24, 2012

New Nikon Coolpix s3100 and my life as of lately

Wow I really got my moneys worth out of this camera!  I had promised to make cupcakes with the kids
so like Finally(Joshua's new favorite word) we made some ,yes they did there own icing and sprinkles . I figure it was the least I could do.I even survived the mad sugar rush that followed. Here is a layout I did
based on Janet Phillips self paced class atBig Pictures Classes  Scrapping with no pictutres.  One of the suggestions was to pick a supporting  photo .  The idea here is that I miss this age..  I used paper from DCWV,Basic Grey,  and hobby lobby  the embellishments wereSEI.   I tried a different angle in this shot this one is posted in my studio space.

The other thing I love about this camera is that it is compact and yet very useful.  I can take black and white shots, there is image stabilzation, and the iso is much higher(up to 3500) which makes it easier to take a shot like this on the bus or late at night if I wanted,too.  This last shot is me studing for my Government exam.  Which I believe I passed but I will know for sure next week. Well I have to study for my English exam today.  I took my Art Appreciation exam Tuesday .It has been truly crazy. I am not sure if you can see this in the post but I included links to the places I got the paper and I got the camera fromCOSTCO  they took $50 dollars off their price.  You didn't need the coupon for this and I believe there is always a point and shoot camera on sale
so you may want to check it out it came with a camera case,rechargable batteries and battery charger.
I will post a recipe  later on so stay tuned.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Spoils of war and Project life

I managed to get to the Hobby Lobby sale yesterday 50% of of thousands of scrapbooking paper!
I got Basic Grey Sweet threads and the colorful life featuring Donna Estabrook(DCWV)
I also branched out and got Me and My Big Idea Mambi papers they are truly bright like I like. That's
the project life binder I got but I decided to use some of my Basic Grey
paper(Basic) and Kand Company Tags.  The pink flowers are Jolee Boutique's stickers and Tim Holtz acrylic stamps were on sale. too.(Last week Tim Holtz and Jolee's Boutique was on sale. I really got to stay out of this store. Is there a Scrapper's Anonymous?  I probably resist the idea of rehab like any true  junkie would..   But I can pretend that I want help . My only true justification is that I can use the papers in my art journal.  The kids will love these albums later blah blah blah.....) I got the Amber Project Life I am working on the pages and next week I will develop the pictures so consider this my work in progress.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Random Note:Project life

I am posting this from my friendly neighborhood community college.   My apartment is  having some technical problems.(the electrician has to come fix the wiring), but that's not what I am excited about. I used the computer at school the other day to order my project life photo album, photo sleeves, and cardstock so it should be coming this afternoon, because I had prime shipping with Amazon so as soon as it gets here I will give my opinion on it.  Now I don't have to feel like that kid who gets picked last to play dodgeball!  Unitl next time stay gold!



About This blog

My fondest memoreis in my life are the ones at my grandmother's table.I loved not only the warm,velvety ,slightly sweet 7-up cake, but the affirmation that I was loved. What started out as a creative outlet and a place to honor her loving,generous spirit has evolved into a food blog where I can blather on about recipes, food trends, and basically any food related topic that foodies would like, get the idea. I am sure my family and anyone I've been friendly with for more than 2 minutes will breathe a collective sigh of relief, since I don't have to dump my food conversations on them all the time. Also to mix things up I will share scrapbook pages. I want the blog to refect who I am and what I like to do when apart from being a full time Mama and part time college student.Thank you for sharing this journey of exploration with me.