Frijoles negros

Black beans simmering

I love beans. I love black beans the most. I take a can of black beans, add a minced/smashed clove of garlic, a few sprigs of coriander/cilantro, a sprinkling of Adobo seasoning and let it simmer for 15 minutes. I pour in all the liquid from the can so it thickens up. This is served with rice and some kind of meat. The other night it was fried pork chops.

The weatherman predicted rain today but the sun was a nice surprise. I went outside to weed and plant more annuals so that the front yard would get more color in the next few weeks.

Today’s bits:

The story of this loyal Akita, HachikĊ brought tears to my eyes. The loyalty of this dog is so moving.

Love this font packaging for Eames Century Modern.

I think that these stainless steel windmills will look good just by the front door.

If I ever make it to Buenos Aires, this is where I would like to stay. Who wouldn’t want to stay at Home while in beautiful Palermo?

I have been wanting to make summer bunting for the patio and I think using oilcloth like this one is a good idea.

This is what summer is all about – sipping iced tea in one of these swings on a lovely beach home porch.


  1. What about a bunting design party? Might be fun and crafty – you supply the fabric so you stick with the color palette you like, friends create the triangles.

  2. jill

    I love that bunting… I might have to jump on that as well. I have some oilcloth back from my purse making days, but now I want more!!

    Fun and thanks for sharing!!

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