my obessesion

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

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happ Holidays!!!

Please be safe enjoy one another or atleast remember you ain't got to deal with family craziness for a whole other year:)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Inspiration corner:quote

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. William Plomer

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Random notes:cocos and coffee

I thought it wwould be good for the kids to experience eating something
Different experience another culture
I will spare you the gory details the service was not good but that's life
I want my kids to remmember that we had fun .  In the end that's all that matters:)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Random note:Weekend adventure

They kids got perfect attendance the first 9 weeks. The both got a free kids meal certificate and even though I was suppose to have another adult he was nice enough to honor both certificates.  They service is akwsys good but we are burnt out from tex mex.   Our next adventure will have something to do with crepes:)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Random note:my favorite apps cont.

I love the aviary apps because:
You can add affect
You can add stickers and frames
Crop
Focus
Flip or rotate the shot
Change the warmth, Saturation
Contrast and sharpness
This really comes in handy with food shots
You can take a photo or pick one off of your phone to edit.
Sketch guru is very similar to Paper Artist you can use the following effects:
Gouache
Pencil sketch
Color pencil
Color pencil2
Crayon
Watercolor
Comic book black and white to name a few
The color photo below was edited with Aviary app
And the bag with the flowers was edited with Sketch Guru
Which i love being able to add a new dimension to my art journals. So what are your favorite photo apps?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Inspiration Corner:Bible verse

"What shall we then say to these things if God be for us who can be against us"Romand 8:31

Monday, November 11, 2013

Random note: The chocolate bar

Finally got to visit The chocolate bar in Houston ,quite a few people for a Monday night. Cant blame them it is  all things chocolate after all!
:)  
We got a slice of the Uncle 
Darryl cake it had toffee bits in it.  If you get the hot chocolate it isnt made from cocoa its just like  melted chocolate with
marshmellows on top. 
It was so worth all the extra workouts.  The slice  on the top was a type of 
Cheesecake with Kahlua in it .

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Random note. The remember c

I was walking downtown Houston
And saw this . It made me a little sad
That building had been there forever. I'm sure there were reasons. Maybe I'm just sentamental that way

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I love this plant

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: Shrimp Currry


1 tablespoon chile oil or vegetable oil 
1 scallion ,sliced , including the tops
1 1/2 tablespoons red Thai curry paste or curry podwer
1 cup light coconut milk 
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups cubed sweet potatoes or white potatoes
3/4 pound  shrimp devined
1 cup  frozen peas frozen,thawed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Optional garnish lime wedges  and cilantro leaves

  • In skillet, heat oil until hot . Saute scallion, about 1 minute.  Stir in curry paste . Whisk in coconut  and broth;bring to simmer.  Add potatoes; cook partially covered , until tender, about 10 minutes.  Add shrimp, lime juice,peas and chopped cilantro.  Simmer until shrimp are opaque and cooked throught, about 3 minutes. You can serve this with couscous or rice. Garnish with sliced scallion, lime wedges and cilantro.
  • I go this recipe from March 2009 issue of Essence magazine only had 242 mg of sodium
  • I omitted the potatoes you dont need them actually and I have made it with regular coconut milk wither way tasted the same but with the light milk it's only 9 grams of fat.
  • I use cocco nut curry instead of regular curry which has cocnut and red pepper flakes added for a little more heat. I like white onions sauted in the red chile oil it's kinda bland with the vegetable oil.
I  don't cook with  alot of salt these days but I will have a newer segment called Cheat Days with Edna to honor my great-aunt who passed away March 2012.  She was Birda Mae's sister
and a really good cook as well so  ,periodically I will feature a rich  , savory or something truly fattening  on those posts.Have a great weekend and stay gold!




Friday, October 11, 2013

Italian Festival 2013

So glad I made it definitely worth the effort getting here. Yes I will be at the gym a lot longer but some calories are worth it.

Friday, April 12, 2013

New addiction!

I got both these sets from Burlington coat factory. With the coupon i only $6 the e.l.f
Eyeshadows were a.little over$5. Yes i am embracing my inner girly girl.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy holidays

We are wishing you a safe happy
Holiday from my family to yours!

Wow cool day at the park!

No school so we stopped by the local park after the gym. I love this
Retro app i never get tired of vintage looking photos

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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, ....you 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.