Greece Scrapbook Pages- Post 1

I have finally started my Greece scrapbook!

I went to Greece this past March for an architectural preservation class. The trip was amazing, fantastic, and unbelievable. I loved it all. We had an amazing time in Athens, Olympia, Corinth, and Dephi. It was a great group of random people that clicked together to have an incredible time. I am already dying to get back.

Welcome to Greece:

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I wanted a simple (meaning quick) page to show off some of the amazing/funny things that we saw/did when we got to Greece. How many people can say that during their first bus ride in Greece (airport to Syntagma Square in the city) their bus hits a car? I don’t think many! Once we got settled we went off to dinner, walked through the Plaka, and saw the Acropolis. The Acropolis at night was so beautiful.

100 Years and Still Going Strong:

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Our teacher, Jaime, took is to this amazing bar in the Plaka. Brettos is a small place that has a fun atmosphere. I really enjoyed when we would go. The barrels that they served the cognak out of were so old- it gave the place a cool look. If you did not mind the dust ūüôā

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How can you resist?

Yesterday I spent the day scrapbooking! I finished several pages which always leaves me with a feeling of accomplishment.

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Patterned Paper: Enchanting by Fancy Pants Designs Solid Paper: Stampin’¬† Up! Tags: K&Company Glitter: Stampin’ Up! Double-sided Flora stickers: Martha Stewart

Neurosis #1

Price cleaned the fridge last week and I felt it was worthy of some photographs.

Coming home to this was beyond exciting! It made me start to think how I could organize it even better with containers/baskets/bowls for our yogurts, butter (for all my baking), eggs, etc! The Container Store really is one of my favorite stores! If I had known this was happening I would have gotten a few before pictures so you would ‘understand’ (?)¬†my excitement.

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Ignore the debris on the floor… there was a long unnoticed leak which resulted in our LL cutting out part of a base cabinet that night.

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ah still messy but better.

Up next…. I have to clean the top of the fridge off.

Summer Basil Pesto

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Basil Pesto is one of those things that take me under 5 minutes to get together but it does not taste 5 minutes simple. I’ve had some good and bad years with herbs, luckily this year was good! Eventhough I¬†had¬†3 successful basil plants this year I always have the opportunity to go to ¬†Haymarket on Fridays and Saturdays. I can’t pass up the chance to get a HUGE bundle of basil for $1-$2. Plus haggling for a box of strawberries or tomatoes is always fun, plus the rabbits enjoy it.

So I take out my¬†Magic Bullet to blend the pesto. A food processor or blender works well to whip up a batch quickly. It’s fast and easy to clean- just throw it in the dishwasher! Enjoy with pasta or with bread.

Summer Basil Pesto

2 cups of fresh basil

1 tablespoon of chopped garlic

2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese

1/8 cup of toasted pine nuts

1/4 cup of extra virgin oil olive

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

Salt and Pepper

Toast pine nuts in a dry pan. Be careful not to burn them! Combine all ingredients in a food processor. If pesto is very thick add more oil or some water- if making pasta add in reserved pasta water.

I used my basil the last time I made pesto and I perfer to add the pine nuts to the pesto after it has been processed, I like the difference in texture.