Garden / Crafty

An Erin Cooks Giveaway: Anne Taintor Berry Box Journal

January 4, 2012
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For Christmas this year I did something I haven’t done since probably elementary school. I gave several family members homemade gifts. Thankfully, instead of badly painted ceramic ornaments covered in glitter (shout-out to 3rd grade Erin) I think I actually managed to give them something that they might actually use. You probably remember these notecard journals […]

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Grow, Baby, Grow

July 28, 2010
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First of all, today is Dexter’s birthday. Happy Birthday Dexter! He’s either two or three depending on which vet you believe. I started off this morning by giving him a hefty handful of catnip from his own personal stash. Needless to say he was in heaven. Anyway, it’s been a very long hot few weeks […]

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Cherry Tomato Warriors From Mars!

June 8, 2010
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I’m probably really going to regret how I handled my first balcony container gardening experience. In typical (at least as of late) Erin fashion I planned to research and review and plan out every minute detail but then I procrastinated and avoided and then suddenly woke up on Saturday morning and declared that today was […]

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Randi’s Cucumber Salad

April 30, 2010
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It definitely feels like summer is right around the corner in New England. In fact I even wore a skirt today. Even though the garment has been kicking around my closet for years now it felt incredibly refreshing to not put on the same revolving array of black outfits I’ve been leaving the house in […]

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You Say Tomato

September 14, 2008

Yesterday my mom gave me a very generous bagful of garden fresh tomatoes. Apparently the plants she grew in her flower bed produced wildly this year and she’s been inundated with all manner of the ruby red produce (thank you again mom). This makes me insanely jealous as I so desperately want to have a […]

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Julia’s Apron

July 27, 2008

This is the adorable retro print apron that my friend Julia made me for my birthday last month. How difficult do you think it would be to find a real life pink stove similar to the one illustrated on the fabric? I’m sure CK hopes that such a thing doesn’t exist anywhere on the planet. […]

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Isabella and the Pot of Basil

July 14, 2008

Like Sarah Jessica Parker’s cringe-worthy character, Meredith, in The Family Stone, please allow me to fly my “freak flag” for a moment: Recently my friend Anna took me out on a post birthday date to the MFA followed by tapas and sangria at Tapeo. Surprisingly the highlight of our outing wasn’t the fabulous sangria or […]

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Mama Will Fix It!

May 1, 2008

This is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever seen! Cooking Mama is far from my favorite Wii game but this apron is way too cute to pass up. It almost makes me wish I was crafty. Dear crafty friends…this would be an excellent birthday gift for your favorite food blogger. Hint! Hint! [Link via]

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