{Homemade Minced Garlic}

Elephant garlic is ginormous (thus the name, I suppose).  It’s one of those fun foods we discover through our co-op.  Organic and grown in Texas we were thrilled to find out we’d be getting garlic in our next share.  But that was 2 months ago…

Turns out Pete and I were kind of at a loss of what to do after receiving three of these bad boys.


Garlic lasts forever, yes, but when one clove is the size below you could succeed in keeping a town of vampires at bay and put garlic in every dish for a year. Continue reading

{Betsy’s Quilt Garden}

I’ve been blessed to grow up in an extremely creative family.  My extended family includes but is not limited to: authors, artists, quilters, photographers, seamstresses, designers, sound/production engineers, and musicians.

My mother is no exception.  Throughout my childhood she created Halloween costumes that out-shined my peers’ polyester alternatives, winter coats that rivaled American Girl dolls, alterations to feed my teenage, clothes obsessed but on-a-budget shopping sprees, a custom made quilt for my freshman-year dorm, and even my wedding dress. Continue reading