Friday, August 26, 2011

Painted Pieces and Irene...

I'm a little nervous about the storm heading our way.

Do we have enough food?
My kids eat. a lot.

Will any of the many trees on our property fall on our house?
We will be sleeping in the basement.

Will we lose power?
Probably, but how many days?

Thinking about everyone in the path of the storm.
Wishing you all safety.

I have shipped out all orders placed this week.

And spent some time working on what I enjoy the most.

All newly listed in my Etsy Shop.

But if I don't return your messages,

or ship your orders out in the next few days,

I will have to blame Irene.

Be safe.

This post is linked up to:
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday

Monday, August 01, 2011

Local Food Artisans - Dinner on the beach

So happy to have such great local foods on Long Island - I have to share my latest finds. After a date with my husband at the delicious Besito's in Huntington Village, NY we walked around and found this great shop - The Crushed Olive - an amazing tasting shop of olive oils and vinegars. Check out there site - they have some amazing pairing suggestions as well. The dark chocolate balsamic and black cherry balsamic were insane. For now we went with a bottle of the Tuscan Herb olive oil. But we will definitely be back for more!

This morning I stopped at the King's Park Farmer's Market for more of my favorites.

Ciabatta Loaves from the blue duck bakery cafe

Fresh Mozzarella and Mini Rice Balls (so good!) from Papa Pasquale's-Brooklyn - next week I'm going to try their ravioli

Tomatoes from Finks Farm

Everything we need to make some nice chicken cutlet heros for dinner on the beach.

If you live local and haven't visited the market - please do! There are also some great wine, beer and coffee vendors. I will let you know when I try some.