Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Show, A Drawing, and another Recipe

NYIGF



I've been working on New York International Gift Fair orders this month, and just packaged and sent out a couple this morning. Like my new tags? These just went out to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA! It reminded me to post re-cap photos from the show since it's been 2 weeks already! I shared the booth with Alex of Alexandra Ferguson who makes sassy recycled water bottle felt pillows. We were so happy with how our booth turned out. Very cozy, no?

Any show can have their lulls, so I had some time to make a mustache. I like to have fun at shows and mess with people - all in good humor of course. My mustache made a friend. This guy's mustache was AMAZING.


THING A DAY POST: 2 THINGS



1. I went to Radiance Tea House & Books yesterday afternoon to explore a new tea place with my good friend, Lisa. Their High Mountain Tea was superb. I tried my hand at another portrait of Lisa. It doesn't quite look like her, but I'll get it eventually. She asked for a mustache like the one I hand stitched above, and wanted to be holding a bunny (also something that I made, though it was last year. See here.)



2. Meatball Soup. I'm still on the butternut squash kick, though I wanted a more savory soup than the last one. These meatballs are the absolute BEST meatballs I've ever had in my life, and I'm not just saying that because I made them. Well. Maybe a little.
Basic how to:

1 lb. free range, grass fed ground beef
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
A handful of chopped cilantro
1 tsp. salt

Mush it all together, roll into balls, drop into a boiling pot of water & turn down the heat to simmer for about 10-15 min. Low temperature = tender meatballs. That's what I think anyways. I added 2 bullion cubes, 1/2 tsp curry powder, a bunch of chopped & steamed butternut squash & sweet potato, and then chopped arugula last. It tasted ok - bullion cubes makes everything taste the same after a while, so I consulted my foodie friend, and she suggested to add wine to the mix - perfecto! I had about a cup of white wine leftover from a party & it just brought it all together. Another mouth watering soup from KnitKnit's kitchen.