Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Say cheese!

I spent yesterday wandering the Lansing City Farmers' Market talking to some of its vendors. They are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year and I had a nice long chat with Glen Hill of Hills Home Cured Cheese. His family has been at the market since 1916 - wow! You'll be able to read more about the market and Glen in the next issue of edible WOW.

In the meantime, I wanted to share what I think is a phenomenal idea with so much potential. While Glen and I were talking, he had a customer come by to make selections for a wedding cake made from cheese wheels for one of her clients. I had never heard of this before, but apparently it is a growing trend. How fun and different, and how great is the mouse couple topper
in this photo found on Flickr from Burrells of Gressenhall!

The giving tree

This is the tree I alluded to in an earlier post. They are blooming all around town right now and I am 99.9% sure it is a variety of magnolia. But where are the big, shiny, leathery evergreen leaves? Does anyone know what this variety is? Or do the leaves come out later? Either way, I know that I absolutely love them. I ride my bike down the streets in our neighborhood and the air is filled with their musky sweet smell!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring cards in the shop now!

I didn't quite get them into the shop yesterday afternoon, but they are there now. A set of five floral designs to choose from — or choose the whole set!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring energy

Hello strangers! It's been a while since my last post. I've just had way too many pokers in the fire. But I'm catching up this Monday morning and it is glorious here in Ann Arbor: warm, breezy and sunny. I am itching for some major spring cleaning and house-freshening. I moved our tray of seedlings out into the sun for the day and picked some of the daffodils and tulips that finally popped over the weekend. And while I do hope to get to some household projects today, I also plan to post a new series of cards in the shop later this afternoon. I may also have a tree identification quiz for you. There are a number of trees that bloomed here over the weekend with what look like huge magnolia blossoms, but sans the big shiny leaves… stay tuned for a busy week!