Welcome to the new Just Get Floury!!!

September 14th, 2008

Welcome to my new blog!!! As if moving to Chicago and starting law school was not enough, I decided to move my blog on over to www.justgetfloury.com… The past couple weeks have been very busy with starting school. I feel like all I ever do is read cases and then more cases. But I love it!!! Unfortunately, I never seem have time to cook much…

Tonight, however, I made some yummy pasta for dinner!  I used Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for slow roasted tomatoes. They are so good…just throw over some pasta, sprinkle with cheese and you have a really great dinner!

My New Home!

August 19th, 2008

And that is the view from my new apartment! I’ve officially moved to Chicago!

The past couple days, I’ve been trying to organize and unpack. It is still a disaster. My kitchen was not quite ready for me so all my kitchen stuff is strewn all over the dining room table. This of course makes it very hard to cook. Last night I made a simple Tomato Caprese Salad and then played with my new camera…
This is the view from my bed. Yep! I’m not kidding…I look out onto Lake Michigan. This will make law school better, right?
This is Elmer my roommate. He shares the dining room with his wife, Bernadette. She was not feeling very photogenic this evening. I also have a neighboring spider, named Charlotte. She refused to sit still for a picture!

I took this shot of one of the buildings next door in the late afternoon light. It reminded me of the Dancing House in Prague, a favorite building of mine. I love the way the lines are refracted by the windows.

P.S. I promise, as soon as my kitchen is ready, I will make some absolutely delicious! So stay tuned!

GO HEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 28th, 2008

I am a huge Tar Heel fan!!! I was born under the Carolina blue sky in Chapel Hill. By the way, did you know that God is a Tar Heel? Of course he is because the sky is Carolina blue! Yes, I grew up spouting such lines in constant support of my Heels. In kindergarten, I fell in love with a Duke fan! Shock! It was tragic! I felt like I was betraying my team as I chased him around the playground (but I’m also always a sucker for beautiful eyes, even then). For those of you who are not as into college basketball, the UNC-Duke rivalry is one of the largest ones in sporting history. Many a day, I have defended my Heels against an evil Duke fan! The past two weeks have been fun as I have watched my boys crush their competition. Even though their opponents will be getting tougher, I always believe they can win the tournament! GO HEELS!!!!!

Of course, when watching basketball games you need to have some good food. My sister and I made her Salsa, when I was home last week. We ate it while watching DUKE lose!!! It is really good and very typical of my sister’s style of cooking. She just throws it all in and it turns out great! Pretty spicy! She did the photos, too. I am currently housesitting and went on memory for the recipe. I’ll double check it when I am home tomorrow and update the post.

Resa’s Salsa

2 jalapeno peppers
1 serrano pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 lime, squeezed (other half cut perfectly for coronas)
3 roma tomatoes (roughly diced)
1/2 cartoon chopped Pome tomatoes (liquid reserved)

1. Cut the peppers carefully because of the strong oils (we often do this outside) and remove the seeds.
2. Pulse the peppers in the food processor until roughly chopped.
3. Add the reserved liquid from the chopped tomatoes, the roma tomatoes, cumin, lime juice and garlic.
4. Continue to pulse until chopped to your desired chunkiness.
5. Add in chopped tomatoes and pulse until chopped to how you like it.
6. Put out some chips, grab a beer and enjoy the game!

P.S. My favorite part of going to a Carolina game in Chapel Hill is when the band plays the Alma Mater, “Hark The Sound” at the end of the game, as the fans are leaving. Everyone joins in shouting “N-C-U.” Hopefully, I can get the music up here but until then…GO HEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices
Ringing clear and true.
Singing Carolina’s praises.
Shouting N-C-U.
Hail to the brightest star of all
Clear its radiance shine
Carolina priceless gem.
Receive all praises thine.