I've found myself trading a lot lately with fellow sellers, crafters and artists on etsy.com. It's a great way to get some of the things you'd like even when you don't have the spending cash. It supports other sellers. It moves inventory. It makes new friends and connections. It's fun. I've traded for art, jewelry, clothes, even ad space!
I've only had one bad experience, it was a personal e-mail trade, and I got suckered. It's safest to reserve or make a custom etsy listing, so the rules apply as if it were a regular purchase. Plus, you get to leave feedback!
Amazing Original Drawing by Poppy Fields
Kick Ass FrankenElvis by MissLuckyHellcat
Cute Custom Bow Hat by Apricotbabybaby
More awesome traders~
Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
My Mother is an awesome cook. Within the last few years, I found out that some of the things she taught me stuck and now I LOVE cooking. Even more than that, I LOVE eating. I thought I'd start sharing a few of my favorite recipes.
Please keep in mind that I've had no real training, and that there will be a lot of meat involved. I try to cook light most of the time, (since this new found love, my husband and I had both gained a combined 75 lbs. *but since lost it!*) but often, the flavor I'm after is in the bad stuff.
I don't want to horrify any Vegans or Diabetics, but my style is far more like Paula Deen than Cooking Light magazine. I use fresh ingredients when possible, but money is tight, so I end up using a lot of canned or dried ingredients as well.
Intro out of the way, here's my first recipe posting...
1-2 Lbs Pork butt or rib meat
2-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 28 oz Can Hominy
1 Cube Chicken bullion
1 Cube Beef bullion
2 C Water
15 1/2 oz Can Diced Tomatoes with Jalapenos
1 C Chopped Onion
1 or 2 4 oz Can(s) Diced Green Chilies
Tapatio (to taste)
Cut pork into cubes, cover with spices and brown in oil in a soup or stock pot. Remove meat from pan.
To the same pan, add a little more oil, garlic and onion and lightly saute.
Add the browned meat, hominy, bullion and water. Cook on medium heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Blend the tomatoes and green chilies. Add tomato chili mixture to pot and cook for 30 minutes more.
Serve with warmed flour tortillas, lime wedge, sour cream and fresh cilantro.
Please share your results if you use this recipe and lemme know what you think!