Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vintage coat.

I found this super vintage coat in Milwaukee over the weekend.  It's labeled Lepp and Company, Racine and Kenosha, and has a real beaver fur collar and three great wood buttons.  It needs a little repair to the inner lining, and I need to get it cleaned, but once that happens it will be a great addition to my coat collection.  Plus it was only $15.00, marked down from $60.00.

Monday, January 24, 2011


My original copy of this book from my childhood.  A super great gift from my aunt and uncle, from 1983.  I think every little one should have a copy of this......it's my favorite.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Christmas Vinyl.

A little late, but this is an amazing Christmas gift my brother got for me from Etsy.  The vinyl is near-perfect, and the sleeve is in great shape with the WTWTA artwork that I love.  I display my original copy of the book on a shelf in my living room, and this will be displayed there too.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I received this recipe from my friend and co-worker Al, and it sounded delicious.  So for Sunday supper and a weeks worth of lunch I whipped up a batch.  It was easy and is full of good-for-you ingredients, and it is delicious- thanks Al!

Tuscan Ribollita

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  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled & smashed
  • 1 small onion, peeled & roughly chopped (all i had was a red onion)
  • 1 carrot, peeled & chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 4 oz. pancetta chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 15oz. can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 3 15 oz. cans cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs
  • grated parmesan
1. In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the first five ingredients in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil for 5 minutes.
2. Add the tomatoes and their juices, along with the beans, broth & rosemary.  Simmer, covered until the beans break apart, about an hour.
3. Add the kale and cook for 5 to 7 mins more.  Stir in the bread crumbs and serve, drizzled with the remaining olive oil & sprinkled with cheese.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cookie jar.

This is a vintage Red Wing cold-painted cookie jar.  My mom grew up with the green version, so I've always known the pattern and versions of this in good condition sell for around $100.  I was lucky enough to find this beauty at an antique mall in Racine, Wisconsin, and I paid $9 for it.  I've thought about listing it on Ebay but it's really growing on me.