Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Illustration Friday-hatch

(Lightning bug eggs really do glow, I looked it up!)

It's All Gone Pete Tong Soundtrack
Part of the Pitchfork best 100 songs of 2009 list. (70-40)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Illustration Friday-entangled

I don't think this one is quite done.
What did I listen to? Grizzly Bear and The Duchess and the Duke.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Illustration Friday-music

music listened to:
baroness: red album
eleventh dream day: ursa major
animal collective: merriweather post pavillion
jesus lizard: down

Thursday, November 19, 2009

illustration Friday-unbalanced

experimenting, experimenting.
Music listened to:
more Baroness

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Illustration Friday-Skinny

Nothing says "skinny" like the drainpipes on a pack of mod wolves.
(Very strongly inspired by the Mighty Boosh and The Jam.)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


music listened to:
six organs of admittance
mastodon-crack the skye
and my upstairs neighbor's jazz

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Illustration friday-Frozen

Music listened to:
Baroness: Blue Record
Skeletonwitch: Breathing the Fire
Sleep: Dopesmoker

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

illustration friday-caution

First one!

Music listened to: 
Iggy Pop-The Idiot
Magnolia Electric Company-Fading Trails
Mainliner-Mellow Out
Marc Bolan and T Rex-The Slider

Monday, July 20, 2009

Dale's Donut Factory

On a trip to Stevensville, MI, we stopped in for donuts at Dale's. They have the usual suspects here, but they are baked and fried right behind the counter. So tasty. I have a weakness for plain cake, and cinnamon sugar is #2. OH man this was good. They open at 5 so usually we miss the raised glazed but my husband managed to get some a few days later at about 7:30. Couldn't even get a photo before it was almost gone!
We will miss you, Dale's Donut Factory. See you in my dreams.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hot Milk Cake

See the awesome way the cake stuck to the pan? Lesson learned: butter AND flour your pan. The cake itself was sort of tough and spongy. Not very sweet. It tasted ok though. I'm going to chalk this one up to a lame recipe and not my questionable baking skills. 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

First there was 'Night of the Living Donut'

This one was my husband's idea. Honestly, I'm much better at executing the ideas of others. And also copying stuff. I mean, not copying, its an HOMAGE. 

Monday, May 11, 2009

hot donut

This is something I'm working on for the owner of Cockadoodle Doughnuts. I know, what an awesome gig, right? 
I started off with a pinup girl body and a giant donut head, but it was far too creepy!

Then I wised up and gave her a donut body. Much cuter. Hot, even.



So, here's the caged tomato blog. I'm not very good at keeping these things up to date, so we'll see! I think I might start trying to cook some of the recipes from my vintage files and cookbooks, and post the results here. Also, of course, stuff I'm working on for my etsy shop! Big plans, big plans.
I have been wanting to make a pineapple upside down cake for, like, ever, and I finally did it this past weekend, happy mother's day to me! It turned out ok, my cast iron skillet was too big so it was a pretty flat cake, but it tasted alright. Not great.
I used this recipe, but omitted the rum, cause I like my booze without food. And thought it best not to give my 4 year old any!
Hmm, I might need to work on my food photography also, this looks like it's right out of a 70s cookbook.