Friday, December 23, 2011

Best grill marinade ever

This is my favorite marinade.  It's great on grilled venison, grilled eggplant, or grilled - well - anything.
I know Christmas isn't exactly grilling season but... enjoy!

from Simply in Season cookbook

1c oil
3/4c soy sauce
1/2c wine vinegar
1/3c lemon juice
1/4c worcestershire sauce
2T mustard
2t parsley
2t each salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Baby it's cold outside!

This Lifehacker article has winter preparation tips on everything from insulating windows, repurposing old sweaters as mittens, and fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Crafty Christmas gifts

Looking for unique gifts made by talented artisans?  Check out the local crafts scene...

Holiday Heap was today in Charles Village, sponsored by the Charm City Craft Mafia

In case you missed it, some of the same vendors will be at the Creative Alliance on Sunday Dec 4th for Merry Mart

And there's Etsy all year round

Many of these craftspeople upcycle used materials like clothing, vintage maps, and found objects to fashion their art.  Some of my favorites from the Holiday Heap...

Almanac Industries  Bookbinding and letterpress studio

Biggs and Featherbelle Health conscious body care.  Also available at Whole Foods.

Greenstarstudio, or *might Handmade wonder for all ages

Holland Cox Handmade classic handbags and accessories

Open Eyes Press Eco-friendly handmade goods

Pidge Pidge Handwoven scarves and pet portraits

The Littlest Bean Mixed media usables

Wooly baby Handmade and eco-friendly soft slippers