Low-Commitment Projects: Colorblind Tomatoes

by brittany on August 18, 2014

red green colorblind tomato test 7

I’ve always loved the look of Ishihara color blindness tests–those different size dots of slightly varied tints of two different colors look sort of delicious to me.  Maybe then it is no surprise that I chose to recreate a couple of them with some of my favorite produce from this season:  tomatoes.  See (or maybe not?) Colorblind Tomatoes at lowcommitmentprojects.com.

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Lime Mint Iced Tea

by brittany on August 15, 2014

lime mint iced tea

My mom used to make a version of citrus mint iced tea about once each summer.  I’d guzzle it down, ask for more, please, and wonder why she didn’t make it more often.  Looking at the recipe as an adult, I spotted the reason:  over a cup of sugar for one pitcher of tea.  For we high-fructose-corn-syrup deprived hippie children, that amount of sugar probably sent us zooming laps around the block on our bikes in bare feet.

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Dill Tomato Soup with White Cheddar

August 13, 2014

This is, theoretically, the season for gazpacho.  I don’t like gazpacho.  Surely there’s some variety I’d like, and I don’t mind eating it, but I prefer hot tomato soups, even in summer.  This Dill Tomato Soup with White Cheddar especially makes sense right now because of fresh dill’s summertime abundance.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tae’s “Pretty Strong Language”

August 11, 2014

Tae practiced her handwriting for this week’s Low-Commitment Project.  Go check out Pretty Strong Language.

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Chocolatey Spice Cookies

August 8, 2014

I’ve got myself figured out.  At least some of the mysteries of self become clearer by the time you’ve lived over three decades.  For example, I’m not a stress eater.  I’m just an eater.  I like to eat, especially copious quantities of vegetables and sweets (separately), and I don’t need a reason.

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Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine Food and Details

August 6, 2014

This, this soup and sandwich and beer and arnold palmer situation, might just be our favorite thing we ate while visiting Acadia National Park.  Here’s the thing:  neither of us had ever tried a lobster roll, and Michael’s lofty goal of three per day proved too ambitious (and spendy), so while we ate well, we […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Pun Name Paintings

August 4, 2014

In an effort to find some use for my long list of pun-named businesses (both real and made up), I painted a set of eight hypothetical establishments with names that I find hilarious.  See my Pun Name Paintings this week at Low-Commitment Projects.  And yes, some of them are a stretch.

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Vanilla Apricot Jam

August 1, 2014

Apricots + vanilla + sugar = me moaning like Tina from Bob’s Burgers.  I’ve now made this jam twice because we love it so much.  The recipe is simple–the vanilla is the only unusual ingredient–but maybe the magic is in the apricots.  Those marigold-hued stone fruits become much more complex when cooked.  The intense tartness […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tae’s “Cut Fruit”

July 31, 2014

Sorry, it has been a rough week.  I’m a little late in getting a post up about Tae’s Low-Commitment Project from this past Monday.  Check out Cut Fruit.

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Acadia National Park: Little Cranberry Island

July 30, 2014

We finally caught a break in the weather on our final day at Acadia National Park.  We’d intended to visit Little Cranberry Island the day before, but thunder, lightning, and very heavy rains sent us to the laundromat to dry our clothes instead.  On that last day, the Beal & Bunker Mail Boat shuttled us […]

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