Thursday, August 14, 2008

Potpourri

Ok, so my computer table crashed to the floor yesterday. Thankfully my flat screen monitor was ok. So, today my post will be random and probably make no sense, as I'm sitting on the floor, which makes it hard to type.

Here is a corner of my home. Well actually,my computer desk wall before the crash. I was computing one night late last week and the glow of the computer and lamp were so cozy that it made me get out my camera.


A little project from a couple of years ago using some corrugated cardboard from a packing box, cheap frames and some computer fonts.


Some vegetable barley soup bubbling on the stove. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice after the heat is turned off will finish it.


So, for the next random picture, here is a "green" smoothie. Not green you say? Well, that is because the blackberries, raspberries and blueberries hide the green color that the spinach gives it. Yikes, you say? Nope. You can't even tell.

Try it. My daughter made these for lunch today.




2 large handfuls of spinach leaves
2 frozen bananas
frozen mixed berries
stoneyfield vanilla yogurt(approx. 1 cup)
water to consistency you want

You can leave out the yogurt and just add more berries, bananas and water. Without the yogurt you may want to add add a squeeze of honey or agave nectar to taste. Really this is something you just play with until you find what you love. My favorite is just strawberries vs. the mixed berries. Try any frozen fruit or combo of frozen and non-frozen fruit that floats your boat.

{Christina}

8 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, I am glad your computer survived the fall! I just love those cozy little nooks at nighttime also. Cute framed art too. The smoothie sounds interesting....that is crazy that you wouldn't be able to taste the spinach.

a day in the life of bella said...

I have no way to make smoothies...no blender and no iron, too...but that's another post! I will have to send your recipe to my sister, she loves smoothies!

I love your computer art work, that is really clever and very cute!

Bella :)
oh ps, that soup looks good, too!!!

Nicole said...

You two have a darling blog. Thanks so much for stopping by, it helped me find you. Those smoothies look sooooo good.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

So sorry about your computer table, but I'm really liking that dumpster chair. Such pretty details. Found you by way of Darlene. Look forward to visiting again.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

love all your ideas here! Blogging pushes me into finishing projects too! Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting! I love when new people come! Nice to meet you!

Meg said...

mmmm delish!

Blissful Nikki said...

I have wanted to try making these forever, but couldnt ever find a recipe that sounded easy or appealing! (more like appauling!!) I cant wait to try this!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Christina said...

Thanks to all of you who stopped by. I hope those of you who try the smoothies like them. : )