Monday, 31 May 2010



Welcome to bohomeme at Found on Fremont.

I moved in and set up my cozy little "home" on Monday afternoon with the help of my good friend Tiffany of For the Love of Paisley and the labor of our strong husbands. I am so excited to make something of this space and thrilled that I now have a reason to go treasure-hunting.

If you live in the Portland area, come take a peek at my nook and then, because you won't be able to help yourself, browse all the wonderful treasures from the other vendors at Found. And then, if you're on Facebook, become a fan of the store and get updates on the different events and parties put on by Amy and Beth!

I am always amazed at the beautiful things that come through those doors, and I hope to add something special to an already very special place!

Honor the brave.

Thank you.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

waffles + ice cream.

A great last-minute dessert idea:

Picked up two sugar waffles from Waffle Window on Hawthorne...

Cashed in my coupon for a free pint of Ben & Jerry's from the Pint for a Pint Blood Drive...

And voila!

Takes the ice cream sandwich to a whole new level.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

prêts! feu! partez!

We did it. Booked our tickets to Europe. Two months, September 27 through November 29.

We have "plans". We fly into Dublin. I have family in Switzerland, he has an aunt in Morocco. A bulk of time in France, bien sur.

Recommendations considered and desired!

(brooklyn museum. Paris, 1900)

for the hipster in you.

(Lola Wakefield)

I almost fell out of my chair, Lola is so funny!

Especially #19, about the Economy.

lunchin' in style.

These swanky lunch bags put my black "Cool Chiller" insulated lunch bag (or plastic safeway bag, I admit) to shame.

Guess I need to update my look!


Monday, 10 May 2010

Mojito Slaw

We attended our friends' Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday night (So, Ocho de Mayo?) and had a great time enjoying the rare semi-warm spring evening in Portland with a sunset that wasn't hidden by grey clouds.

We spent most of the evening playing Kubb, the addictive outdoor game that is otherwise known as "Viking Chess". I'll do a post on it sometime. In fact, we played it well after sunset, so our host got the ingenious idea of bringing out a floor lamp connected by an extension cord. We could have played all night!

But I'm actually going to focus on slaw. Mojito slaw, to be exact. I've had a resurgence of love for coleslaw and have been really amused by Smitten Kitchen's slaw obsession. I had a 1/2 head of cabbage in the fridge left over from making sauerkraut (I'll do a post on that, too) and found this great slaw recipe that fit the "mexican food" criteria and was easy to make. While I did not ultimately find the recipe of SK's website, I'm going to try out some of her slaw recipes this summer for sure.

Mojito Cole Slaw

From Papawow!

  • 1/2 a large cabbage, chopped into thin shreds
  • 1 large carrot grated or shredded in a food processor
  • 1/2 a jicama, julienne
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons of mint, chiffonade
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • the zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt


Make the dressing first by adding the yogurt, salt, pepper, mint, lime juice, lime zest, and celery salt in a bowl. Mix the cabbage, jimaca, and carrot together in a large bowl. Then, incorporate the dressing and the cabbage mixture well. Keep refrigerated.

I leave you with pinata pictures.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Mother's Day

Meet the REAL Sarah Lee.

My mom is my favorite person in the world.

How lucky/blessed/fortunate I am to be able to say that.

She has been through a lot in her life, yet:

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future."
(Proverbs 31:25)

I could have no better role model!

And she is nice to people who tell her Sarah Lee jokes, even though she's heard them all.

Love you mom.

Fill in the Blank Sunday: Literature.

I missed Lauren's Fill in the Blank Friday, but because it was about books, I'm doing it on Sunday. I love books. And I love Lauren's answers. I pluralized some of her questions so I could do lists and lists of books....

1. My favorite bookS growing up were "Little House on the Prairie" series, all of them, of which I read them over and over again. I also adored Ramona Quimby, and was very excited to find out that I live near Klickitat Street! It's over here in NE and it is my goal to have a Klickitat address one day...

2. The funniest bookS I've ever read were Anything by Sophie Kinsella. The girl has got a gift. Evelyn Waugh may be one of the best authors of satire, and Bill Bryson is funny in the non-fiction way. I just started reading Nick Hornby so we'll see if he's as funny as I think.

3. The one book that has truly changed my life is "Nourishing Traditions", by Sally Fallon. It's a cookbook, but it is so much more than that. It actually all started with Jordan Rubin's book, "Patient, Heal Thyself" and it took off from there. I'm a nourishing foods junkie. NO diets. Kill the "Skinny Bitch"!!! (the book).

4. If you're looking for a real "tear jerker" you should probably read I remember crying in "Where the Red Fern Grows" during class in elementary school, everybody laughed!

5. If I could meet any author living or dead I would want to meet See diagram below :) This table needs more work. I tried to place them in un-like company so we could have good conversation, but I'm not sure I did it in the best way. This is a major time waster.

6. The next book on my "to read" list is The rest of Barbara Kingsolver's books. I have "The Bean Trees" in my bag right now. I get them all from the library. My "To Read" list is about 5 pages long, and getting longer.

7. If I was snowed into remote cabin in the woods and could only choose three books to bring with me I'd bring I would bring these condensed into ONE book each, so they count as three. Lord of the Rings, The complete works of Jane Austen, and complete works of William Shakespeare for reading aloud when I'm lonely OR the complete works of C.S. Lewis for some brain exercise.

Oh man, I could go on. And on. And send me book recs if you have any that you love and I'll add them to my list!