I picked up some Cucumber Method yesterday at Target. Smells like good times. This is my kind of house work! And no worries about pruning these delicate hands, because I do have some very perky cleaning gloves shipped to me from El Paso for my birthday from my friend La Yen.

I have fallen madly in love with Tamara de Lempicka thanks for the link. And while we are on the subject of artists, I haven’t been able to get Meredith Frampton’s paintings from the Tate Modern out of my head since I saw them last June in London.

Cheers to female artists!

As for my make up this season, I am going simple: Sun on my face, and loads of Terra Tints. Tinted chapstick? Genius.

We had Lucy and Andrew over for dinner tonight. It was Andrew’s first experience with black bean burgers since marrying into the family.

By the way, thanks to you for inviting me over to your house so many years ago for my first black bean burger. I’ve never been the same since. My recipe comes from my go-to vegan recipe book How It All Vegan.

1/2 cup flour
1 small onion diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 small hot pepper minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 medium red pepper diced
2 cups cooked or canned black beans, mashed
1/2 cup corn niblets
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp fresh parsley

Set flour aside for coating. Saute onion, garlic, oregano and hot pepper in oil until onions are translucent. Add peppers and saute for another 2 minutes, until pepper is tender. In a large bowl mash the beans with a fork. Stir in all the vegetables, corn, bread crumbs, cumin, salt, chili powder and parsley. Mix well. Divide and shape into patties. Coat in flour. Cook on a lightly oiled frying pan on medium high for about 5-10 minutes, or until brown.

If you don’t garnish with avocados…well…forgettaboutit. (Of course, you already know that.)

Lucy and I planned the family Easter egg hunt for this weekend at her farm. Which makes me think-how are you decorating your eggs this year?

Give Ollie a sloppy kiss for me.

loves, loves,

c jane