Friday, April 30, 2010


you won't believe me.
that mousse---avacado, cocoa powder, agave, and dates
that tart crust---walnuts, 100% maple syrup, and sea salt
the result---geniusness

Thursday, April 29, 2010

it's getting late and the moon is rising high

I mowed the lawn tonight and I couldn't resist a self portrait on the freshly cut.
Mowing the lawn is so rewarding and grass,'s just greener in Seattle. Truth.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

5 Grain

My Mom and I got excited about this 5-Grain Morning Cereal we found in this holistic recipe book she has.
Listen up--- equal parts wheat berries, millet, spelt, brown rice, quinoa.
For breakfast this morning we topped with steamed apples and honey.
The topic of conversation: The new Mormon Solar-Powered Meetinghouse!!!! NEAT!!!!!

Music To My Ears 4.10

1. Bon Iver (peter gabriel cover)-Come Talk to Me via whale in a cubicle
2. Jenny Wilson-Like A Fading Rainbow via Black Eiffel
3. LCD Soundsystem-Drunk Girls
4. Faces-Ooh La La
5. Tom Waits- The Long Way Home
6. Langhorne Slim- Cinderella
7. Paul Simon-Bodyguard
8. Joshua James- Soul And The Sea
9. Frightened Rabbit- Swim Until You Can't See Land
10. Jens Lekman- Your Arms Around Me
(my The Selby Is In Your Place book finally come. I love it just as much as I thought I would----a whole lot)

just go

My Mom and I went out for vegetarian last night. We were disappointed when the vegan pizza place we wanted to go to was closed. But, fate led us to Araya's in the University district. Oh ma ma my! It was good. We had Veggie Satay skewers and Pineapple Curry and some other great curry. I think the brown rice was the best I've had. Mark it. This is a must go.

Can you handle how great that last picture is? Self timer whuddup!!!!! Thank you luggage rack on my mom's car!

blowin up

Happy Birthday Annie!
You are lovely.
How did I get so lucky to have an older sister like you?
You know everything! You are a fantastic friend! You make adorable kids! You're adventurous!
Bottom line. I wanna be you.

and can you believe that cake Kristine made? you shoulda tasted it. over the moon.

Monday, April 26, 2010

let's start here

Landed in Seattle this morning for a little love from home.
I took the new Light Rail to downtown.

My Mom picked me up and we headed to Pikes Place Market for lunch and a walk around.

Real yum greek butter bean and tomatoes with pita and greek salad.

Picked produce for dinner.

Flowers, cause duh---doesn't this Mom of mine deserve a bouquet?

Made granola with my Mom.
(oats+pepitas+sunflower seeds+almonds+walnuts+brown rice syrup+apple sauce+maple syrup+salt+vanilla+cinnamon+craisins+apricots+coconut)

Dinner with Pikes Place Market goods and homemade bread.

Hi Dad!


Seattle, WA April 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

afternoon sunlight

I helped Teen by taking some pictures of her newest quilt. She busts these things out, it's really inspiring. It's real sad she's moving. We took a twin pic cause I couldn't handle the setting sunlight and our green grass and our cherry blossoms.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

i love almonds and earth

in honor of earth day and being off-track till May 10th I made
Maple Syrup Cinnamon Almond Butter.
People, People. This is gold. You'll want to smother yourself in it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010



my sister Egan is stuck in Paris, France due to all that ash/debri/volcanic dust. Hope she gets a flight home soon. But I kinda, sorta don't feel too bad for her. In her own words: "I have been shopping, museum-ing, running, observing, drawing, thinking, walking, eating, working, trying to figure out how to get on a flight" Too bad she's alone, but not too bad to be in France.

Tom Waits-The Long Way Home

Saturday, April 17, 2010

hall of fame oats

oats+water+egg white+banana+almond milk+frozen berries+almond butter+homemade granola+saturday morning sunlight

Thursday, April 15, 2010

light as a feather

Paste Magazine has just created a list of The 80 Best Workout Songs. The timing is excellent as I am suffering majorly from my old shuffle routine. I'm in a music drought with not enough time in the day to search, listen, and buy, and the only time I get to listen to music is during my run at the gym. So thanks Paste. It's a great list and I'm looking forward to creating this playlist on my ipod. The commentary along with the list is exxxxxcellent too.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


you just want a baby to sink your lips into.
and I got 11 of em that I'd like to have right now.
so instead...i'll look through my photo booth pictures.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


the new fave: cabbage, drizzled with olive oil, s&p, fennel seed, bake, add a squeeze of lemon

Friday, April 9, 2010

it's just making my week better

Cuisinart Ice cream maker...(greek yogurt from sprouted kitchen---i'll be seeing you)

Maggie and I going to Seattle end of April

Ficoco spread (like I need another reason to toast some bread)

kid models and outfits that inspire me (and every item of clothing on this site)


Monday, April 5, 2010


this lil honey had her first bunny roll.
it's an Easter Metcalf Family tradition.


you know what's a great combo?
almond milk + flax plus multibran flakes + homemade granola* + strawberries + beach house
+ spring break

*includes oats, walnuts, almonds, craisins, apricots, applesauce, hemp seeds, flax meal, brown rice syrup, maple syrup

Sunday, April 4, 2010

hubba hubble

On Friday night we saw Hubble 3D at the IMAX. I saw it advertised on TV and I got so nostalgic for Seattle and going to IMAX's with my family. Oh man, the universe is so amazing. The colors of the stars, the magnitude of nebulae, it's all so mysterious and amazing. It was a short feature, and really left me wanting more. GO see it.

pictures from Egan

Friday, April 2, 2010

b fast

I'm already brainstorming ideas for Sunday breakfast.
General Conference is a breakfast fans dreamland.
Wake up, make breakfast, and listen to conference in sweats while eating morning glories. BING!
You should see my Google Reader "breakfast" tab. You'd drool, just warnin.