Monday, March 3, 2008

Bluesy weekend

I painted all day Saturday, in stages, and finished two coats. It's definitely blue. I normally choose warm colors to paint, like yellows, browns, and greens. So it's a bit of an adjustment to see such a cool blue when we open the front door. I'll be honest, I didn't like it at first. But it's growing on me, especially when the sun is shining, so I think I'll keep it around for a bit.

And just for fun....breakfast by candlelight.
My attempt at German pancakes from Annagrace (the recipe is near the bottom of the post if you can make it through all the yummy pictures of food without heading to the kitchen to eat), with frozen blueberries, thawed, and this deliciously creamy, ooey gooey good for you sauce.


Celestial Cream


1/2 - 3/4 cup pure maple syrup (see note)
1/2 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread (or other nonhydrogenated
vegan margarine) *** I used regular butter
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 pckg (12oz/349g) silken firm tofu
1/4 tsp (little scant) sea salt

In a saucepan on low heat, combine syrup and margarine, and stir until margarine melts. Add vanilla, silken tofu, and salt, and with a hand blender or in a blender, purée until very smooth. Taste, and stir in additional maple syrup if desired.

Note: When using this recipe as a dessert topping, use the full ¾ cup maple syrup. However, for crêpes, use ½–2/3 cup maple syrup so the sauce is not as sweet.


I used the leftover celestial cream in oatmeal this morning and it was really yummy. Seriously....does it get any better when eating tofu for breakfast?

Celestial Cream recipe from



Adam and Raechell said...

The entry way is beautiful! I have that color in our laundry least one very similar. (Until I repaint it in the summer to match the kitchen. :p) When the sun comes in, it is very inviting! Cheerful! you did a great job, it just looks beautiful. ;)

Healthy breakfasts that seem too good to be true are the best! :D

Karli said...

Good job, Andrea!

Annagrace said...

So pretty! But I'm sort of a cool/neutral color person and love almost any color of blue (except cornflower, Crayola blue, and anything that would match a geese theme...) I think it looks great with your wood floors and all that pretty white trim!

I'm going to try that sauce soon!

Sarah@mommyinjapan said...

I love your blue color! Personally, I find blue to be very refreshing. I painted Sakura's room blue before she was born even though I knew she was going to be a girl because she was born right as the summer was getting hot and I wanted to be able to sit in her room and feel cool and refreshed even if I really wasn't. It worked. I loved being in her room with her.

Andrea said...

Thank you! I'm really starting to enjoy the blue...especially the more the sun shines.

Sarah...what a wonderful idea and a sweet memory.