February 27, 2011

Vermont maple syrup whipped cream

Vermont maple whipped cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon vermont maple syrup
1 teaspoon real vanilla

Put all ingredients giant bowl, whip with whisk until firm peaks form.
Add to anything special!

Happy Sunday!
Xoxo Torirae
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February 26, 2011

Ms. Tori's Pizza Sauce

My husband works late hours. Super radical plus for this little gypsy family because we get to spend the mornings together; super rad for this momma because I get quality alone time with daddy-o.
Tonight I am making pizza.
I have used a store bought pizza crust mix.
While the crust is rising I have mixed up this little recipe for pizza sauce.
Hope you all enjoy your Friday.

Ms. Tori's pizza sauce

1 6oz can tomato paste
1 1/4 cup beef broth (you can use water also or veggie stock)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon Rosemary
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of cayenne

Bring all item to boil in saucepan.
Lower temp, cover and simmer for at least 20 minutes.
Use hand blender to mix sauce.


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February 25, 2011

The power of Kitchen Gadgets

When I first met my husband we lived in Portland Oregon. The pearl district, in Portland geographic terms. I loved it. So did my husband. Where we lived was the most radical part of living in Portland at the time. Walking distance to steak, whiskey, and Bitchin good time.
Most of my days were spent window shopping in my favorite kind of stores. I bought a few things here and there. One item is this amazing cork screw.

Made by Screwpull
It is very impressive to guests. Very simple and crazyrad to use.

Please excuse any mess. My son is sick and we are still unpacking. Thus the need for the "two buck chuck"

All I did was push the leaver down.
Now pull up.

I really used no force.

Have a fantastic Thursday!
Xoxo Torirae
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February 20, 2011

A winter wonderland

Last night i drank a bit too much diet pepsi before my husband came home. Mostly fueled by my caffeine binge and the excitement of our weekend I kept him up way too late discussing all on my mind.
Mostly it was full of this....

Two days ago we had a pretty crazy winter storm here in Reno.
I am very very impressed with the icicles on the side of our house.

Growing up in the pacific northwest we didn't really have this amazing site.

This is the wonderpug in the snow.

February 19, 2011

Rad Rag Rug Tutorial

I started by laying a full sheet folded in half widthwise on the floor.

I used my pinking shears and cut the sheet from the middle fold ever 2 inches or so.

I did not cut all the way thru.
cutting a full sheet

To create a continuous strip, cut the bottom layer of fabric and continue to clip each other fabric end.
You will end up with one large strip of fabric.

I then roll my fabric into one large ball. A super way to impress a child and pets!

After this I uses my hook and single crochet 4 and loop together with a fifth stitch to make a hole.

Fill the hole with eight single crochet.

On your second row I began to add a single crochet extra in a few holes. Mostly so my project would lay flat as well so I could come to the point where I just begin to crochet around in circle without stopping.

Now continue single crocheting around, when your project begins to curl add another single crochet.
Whalla! Your making a rug!

Before I added the grey sheet

I just feed the grey sheet in the black hole, tightened the black sheet and now there is just grey.

Black and grey sheet ends on bottom of rug can be snipped and feed thru rug to hide when finished.

Location:Black Bear Dr,Reno,United States

A rad rag rug

So we have hardwood floors again.

I, of corse, can't stop obsessing about rugs.

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We Start NEW in Reno

So much has happened in just a few months. We packed up and moved around the 1st of the year, put everything in storage and became gypsies again.
As a family we decided to go back to LA again in a few years after we have roots someplace again.
Reno was a blessing we never thought about. Here we are, in a radical home surrounded by friends and art.