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Pinterest Weekend Wrap-Up

During the school year, I have my kids primarily at my house during the weekends. It’s a bit of an unconventional set up, my ex and I share 50/50 custody, rather than the traditional; all week at moms, weekends with dad. I end up at dad’s house once or twice during the work-week as well to give him a break, and help the kids with school stuff, snuggle, play etc.

It works for us.

Now that my kids are able to busy themselves with books and games, I have some serious down time for Pinterest lollygagging. Here are the cool things I’ve found over the last few days…


1. Pixie Geldof by Stefan Zschernitz for Ponystep Magazine Winter 2013



2. High Waisted Jeans – I resisted these for a while but I’m coming around…



3. Guy Bourdin. My boyfriend turned me on to this fab photographer who shot for Vogue. I love me some vintage Vogue.



4. Big, round sunglasses. Just big, round sunglasses.



5. Jessica Comingore | Broccoli Lemon & Parmesan Soup I want to try this hot and cold.



6. Knitting Pattern: Leftovers Cowl by Wendy D. Johnson. I’ve been scared to learn the fair isle technique for a long time, but somehow this feels less daunting.



7. Jan the Happy Marshmallow. Just try to be mad after you look at this.



8. Wrapper Clutch by Stitch and Hammer. The perfect bag for Spring.



9. Yucca With Garlic Sauce (Yuca Con Mojo). There’s something about yucca that makes me very, very happy. It soaks up flavor really well and the texture is just pure comfort.



10. I die for bold rugs in simple rooms. Gorgeous. Rug LOVE | The English Room , Sari Silk Moorea Fuscia 8.11 x 11.



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This sounds weird, but it’s good.

Not crazy.

Polish dill pickle soup, that is.  It’s amazing, if you like pickles. It does sound really weird, and everyone looks at me skeptically when I tell them about it, but you should try it before you judge it, you just might love it.  My kids always laugh when I tell them I’m making it, so at the very least, you’ll get that out of it.

I actually do a variation of this recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/polish-dill-pickle-soup-138138.  Basically, the difference between theirs and mine I use broth rather than stock, and I forgo some of the broth for water and beer. Also I like mine really pickle-y, so I use a LOT of pickle juice, but you can do whatever you want.

2 1/2 cups thinly sliced potatoes
4 large kosher dills, shredded
1/2 cups, or 1 cup, or 2 cups pickle juice from the jar, depending on your taste.  I use 2 because I like it to taste good and pickle-y.
4 cups broth of your choice (veg, chicken, beef)
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. flour
1 cup water
1 cup beer
1 egg
2 tbsp. butter, softened
Salt and pepper
Dill (fresh or dried)
Sour cream

Why not?

In a large pot, combine your shredded pickles, potatoes, pickle juice, broth, water, and beer.  Bring it all to a boil, then let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are soft.

Gradually whisk your flour and milk together and add it to the pot. Bring it back to a boil, then remove it from the heat.
Blend your butter and egg, and gradually stir it into the broth.

Put it all back on the stove to warm it all up again.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with dill and a dollop of sour cream.  This is really good served with some good crusty bread and butter.