Because my tumblr name is compscibarbie, after all.

Because my tumblr name is compscibarbie, after all.

With a little help from smitten kitchen, yesterday I turned this monster zucchini (shown with a lemon for scale - I was out of bananas!) into some tasty zucchini muffins.

With a little help from smitten kitchen, yesterday I turned this monster zucchini (shown with a lemon for scale - I was out of bananas!) into some tasty zucchini muffins.

Open Streets Mpls - Franklin Ave! 

Franklin was closed to cars from 10am-4pm today, so we took the opportunity to wander down the middle of the street with lots of other pedestrians and cyclists. From top:

Curry Mushroom Quiche for lunch at Franklin Street Bakery

Part of the action in the street

Used my new Fitbit to track my walking progress!

Ashley and I hanging out in front of Verdant Tea

Free coffee sample from Peace Coffee with a mini Birchwood granola-yogurt parfait!

Enjoying free mini ice cream cones - thanks Pizza Luce!

Playing Car2Go Jenga with some new friends :)

So many fun things happening in the street, and such a great way to get out and learn more about the incredible community we live in.

Internet Cat Video Festival

Internet Cat Video Festival

Indian Food Dinner Party!
Featuring:
Chicken Shahi Korma from Pinch of Yum
Indian-Spiced Carrot Salad from Tesco (via Pinterest)
Basmati rice
Garlic Naan from Trader Joe’s
The korma is A-MAZE-ING. Chunks of chicken and paneer (Indian cheese) get simmered in a creamy sauce full of warm Indian spices, along with some cashew pieces and raisins. First attempt at making my own authentic-ish Indian food was a resounding success!
I made a visit to my local co-op (The Wedge in Minneapolis) to purchase some of the more difficult to find spices, as well as the paneer. What I especially like about buying spices there is that they are sold in bulk, so you can buy as much or as little as you need. For the more exotic spices that I knew I wouldn’t regularly use, I only bought a few teaspoons of each and it cost less than $0.30. Love it.

Indian Food Dinner Party!

Featuring:

The korma is A-MAZE-ING. Chunks of chicken and paneer (Indian cheese) get simmered in a creamy sauce full of warm Indian spices, along with some cashew pieces and raisins. First attempt at making my own authentic-ish Indian food was a resounding success!

I made a visit to my local co-op (The Wedge in Minneapolis) to purchase some of the more difficult to find spices, as well as the paneer. What I especially like about buying spices there is that they are sold in bulk, so you can buy as much or as little as you need. For the more exotic spices that I knew I wouldn’t regularly use, I only bought a few teaspoons of each and it cost less than $0.30. Love it.

notquitedreaming:

Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985-1988), Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Symbol of my new home city ♡

notquitedreaming:

Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985-1988), Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Symbol of my new home city ♡

(via edukaition)

CSA season is in full swing, and even though I haven’t been posting many food photos on Tumblr, I’ve definitely been in the kitchen experimenting!
Above is my recent favorite recipe, a Green Bean Chicken Salad with Curry Vinaigrette. It has green beans, wax beans, new potatoes and summer squash from my CSA deliveries, and I cannot. get. enough! I think the components that really send it over the edge are the slow-roasted grape tomatoes and the crumbly, salty feta.
This is actually the second time I’ve made it, and I wouldn’t rule out making it again in the future if I keep getting so many dang beans every week. I also like that you can mix it up and add any other veggies you have, since all of them are bound to taste delicious tossed in curry vinaigrette. <3

CSA season is in full swing, and even though I haven’t been posting many food photos on Tumblr, I’ve definitely been in the kitchen experimenting!

Above is my recent favorite recipe, a Green Bean Chicken Salad with Curry Vinaigrette. It has green beans, wax beans, new potatoes and summer squash from my CSA deliveries, and I cannot. get. enough! I think the components that really send it over the edge are the slow-roasted grape tomatoes and the crumbly, salty feta.

This is actually the second time I’ve made it, and I wouldn’t rule out making it again in the future if I keep getting so many dang beans every week. I also like that you can mix it up and add any other veggies you have, since all of them are bound to taste delicious tossed in curry vinaigrette. <3

Pizza Luce Block Party!

Pizza Luce Block Party!

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Remember to have a Super Breakfast!

LOKI CHARMS

can we talk about the fact that if you eat Cap’s cereal you can tell everone you just ate HYDRA for breakfast

But now I actually want these and I can’t have them. Thanks for nothing.

Loki Charms just to get the Glowstick of Destiny in the box.

Loki Charms win.

(via nerdydancer27)

New skills acquired this year at Habitat for Humanity: installation of ice guard, drip guards, shingles, and aluminum flashing on a roof!

Insta-vacation, days 3 and 4.

Just a geekette tumbling.

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