Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sauteed Shrimp and Spinach

Bought some fresh spinach yesterday and wanted to have it today for lunch with something quick and easy, so I made this, and it was a hit:


1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons lemons, zest of
2 lb (1 kg) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 bunches fresh spinach, washed and lightly steamed/wilted and chopped


Stir together garlic, pepper, salt and lemon zest.
Blend in lemon juice and olive oil.
Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the shrimp, and cook for 2-4 minutes until pink.
Stir in the spinach and cook just for a few more seconds.
Stir in the lemon-olive oil mixture.
Toss well.
Serve immediately.

(adapted from

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recipe of the Day: Garlic Pork Steaks with Capers and Cream

I came up with this easy and delicious recipe the other day, and it was such a hit that I decided to share it here on my blog so that everyone can enjoy it:

Garlic Pork Steaks with Capers and Cream

1-2 tbs olive oil
4 pork steaks
2 garlic cloves
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup capers
1 cup fresh cream

Heat olive oil in a frying pan and cook pork steaks in medium high heat until done and no longer pink in the middle.  Press the garlic cloves into the pan with a garlic press, and stir until it is yellowish and aromatic.  Deglaze the pan with the lemon juice, scraping the pan with a spatula.  Toss the capers in and then the fresh cream and stir a little.  When cream is bubbly remove the pan from the heat.

That's it!  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

BUST Magazine Feature

Look for my necklace on the June/July '11 issue of BUST Magazine (page 28, to be exact)!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Summer Earrings!

I've had such fun making these earrings which are the perfect Summer accessory. So far I've made them in 9 different shades (ballerina pink, ochre, orange, cream, mauve, azure, green, denim blue, and buff):

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday Treasury

I just love this new treasury made by Jen of Walrustusk where she included my Retro Squares Crochet Necklace:

I found these earrings in her shop, which feature an amzaing beadwork:

Sage Pleione Earring

Thank you Jen!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

And the winner is...............

Wow!  That was really exciting!  So many people left comments in hopes of being the winner of one of my "All My Friends" necklace.  But there was only one lucky winner, and that winner is...... Gloria (no. 1)!!!

Thanks to all who participated!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Estsystalker Giveaway: Enter to Win!

I'm so honored to have received an invitation from Violet of Etsystalker to do a solo exhibit together with a giveaway!

You can read the interview here and enter to get a chance to win one of my popular "All My Friends" necklaces.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random next Sunday, February 6th.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Ultimate Compliment

Having repeat customers has got to be THE ultimate compliment :0)

That goes both for my LavenderField shop, as well as for my Mexican restaurant