A Snippet of my Edible Summer

October 26, 2008 in Uncategorized


Humble Garden 2008 from nika on Vimeo.

Here is the Humble Garden video for 2008 (I shoot these with my MacBook Pro, forgive the quality). In it I share my family, our organic vegetable garden, our chickens, our LaMancha diary goats and our guard Llama. I also share a bit of my Colombian culture through the music so turn on your speakers and enjoy.

Let me know what you think! Hope we do not seem too odd to you!

Note to feedreading public

February 6, 2007 in Uncategorized

Just a note to let you know that your feed isnt busted and that my blog is not melting down. As part of the migration process, various trackbacks are pinging in new comments and some of the posts with internal reference links have been changed. This is why you are getting older content in new feed items.

So sorry about that.

I really appreciate your subscribing to my feed and I am sorry that this has been happening. There may be more in the coming days, I apologize in advance. This is likely the most onerous to those of you who subscribe to the comments feed.

I am hoping it all settles down very soon!

Nika

Menu For Hope III winners announced!

January 16, 2007 in Uncategorized

Peppermint Marshmallow Puff Pastries
Pim has announced the winners of the 2006 Menu for Hope charity event over at her Chez Pim post today. Check out that link to see if you won and what you won.

Did you know that the 2006 Menu For Hope raised $60,925.12 ?! Thats just mind-bending!

For the winners of my prints and pinwheels who are visiting here – you do not need to register with blogger etc – just drop me an email at nika7k at yahoo dot com. After I verify your winning status, I will prepare and send your winning prize! Thanks again for bidding in the Menu For Hope!

My winners are:
UE27 Picture and Pinwheel Cookies helenjane
UE28 Picture and Pinwheel Cookies Ida
UE29 Picture and Pinwheel Cookies she
UE30 Picture and Pinwheel Cookies lmg
UE31 Picture and Pinwheel Cookies Stuart Spivack
UE32 Picture and Pinwheel Cookies Gerald San Jose

I can’t thank you all enough for participating. I have got some serious baking in my near future! I already have the prints ready to go so its a matter of rigging up packaging that gets you pinwheel cookies and not pinwheel crumbs!

Peppermint Marshmallow Puff Pastries

Meme: Where do you live?

January 13, 2007 in Uncategorized

Where do You live?
Matt over at Matt Bites had a lovely post detailing his home in LA. It was great in that it really localized you into his own slice of LA.

Michael over at Chicken Fried Gourmet suggested that more food bloggers might do right by writing a bit about their own homes/worlds.

This is my “Where do you live?” post.

I have lived all over the US and was born outside of it. I had moved 15 times by the time I graduated high school and then I moved a lot more. As a result, when I decided I wanted to have kids and a family and all that, I wanted to stop moving. My husband and I lived in the South End in Boston, MA when we decided to stop renting and buy a house. We soon mapped the concentric rings of expensive living radiating out from Boston. We ended up looking at housing WAY far away from Boston (with still working IN Boston). We settled on a tiny little town called Wales, some 70 miles from Boston. We chose this place because we found some beautiful land and we built a house.

This place is not about food. Closest grocery store is something like 15-20 miles away. We have one restaurant that serves Italian-American food of the suburb variety. We have one gas station that has some food and some alcohol. We have no stop lights, this is a SMALL town. If we want to go out to a restaurant, we drive to Worcester or Boston. We dont eat out much! When I want to go to Whole Foods, its about 70 miles or so to the closest one (the one I prefer is in Cambridge).

We love it here because we are hermits and telecommute. Culture? Not detectable.

Below is a quickie tour of some of Wales.