Harvest Festival

Our 2nd Annual Harvest Festival (or Feast-ival) was a success. Pot-luck style, we had an early Thanksgiving-but-with-friends dinner that was absolutely delicious!

Tiki hut for dinner, fire pit for wine

We’ve recently updated our tiki hut to more of a tiki cabana, so here’s a last little look at some good times in the old tiki hut, along with some happy nights with wine around the fire pit.

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Making pizza in a pizza oven

So I posted some details about the new pizza oven we built at The House few weeks ago, and it has been used non-stop since.  On Sundays we have friends over, and we all just …

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Building a pizza oven

The big excitement around The House has been the pizza oven that we’ve been building. And by we, I mean my boyfriend Chris and roommate Jan. I contributed by lazily hanging around with our dogs …

Redwall feast!

I mentioned this over on fair ivy’s blog, but thought I might do a little blog posting about it as well. One day my friends and I all realized that we all *loved* Redwall when …

A fire pit surprise!

Has anyone here ever heard of the food “damper”? Well, it’s sorta like the S’more of the Australian outback. It’s essentially bread dough that you put into the ashes of a fire (after it’s gone …

Cheese, please!

One of my favorite things of all time to do is to discover how to make things from scratch.  It’s sometimes rather surprising how economical, and simple, it can be to make things the way …