Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Art Procurement and Awesome Food!

So in the spring a compulsive deal purchase took us to Littleton NH. The hotel/motel/roadside inn was terrible. Pots and Pans heat, could hear the reception desk through the wall. Gross... spare you.

One of the beautiful and etherial
murals in the Gypsy Cafe
We did find an amazing restaurant called Gypsy Cafe. Amazing bartender. She led us the right directions for our smattering of food choices. And the key lime pie is to die for.

The painting that Tyler
really wanted to take home.
we will go again and pick it up! 

We were completely enamored by the art and ended up buying our very own piece. Unmarked and unsigned. Then! Our friend Melissa sees it in our house and says she knows the guy who painted it! We think it is by Douglas Desjardins. Can anyone confirm?


                             Soul Twins in the Gypsy Cafe                                    Soul Twins in our home.

Thank you crappy hotel for at least getting us to the Gypsy Cafe somehow!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Check out this song

Keep me in your heart - Warren Zevron
Seriously - check it out

Gimlet Dinner

(and talapia and amazing salsa fresh from garden)

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Yellow verbena infused vodka hit the bar cart today!
We had some sweet bottles left over from organic soda (from your regular old grocery store - I think they were moved to the Organic aisle about 15 years after they had been selling. Washed/scrubbed the label off and it becomes our  own! Added yellow verbena stalks first, and gently poured vodka in with a funnel. Now to let it sit and seep loveliness in flavor. And while we wait, we have a beautiful bottle to look at on our bar cart. Better advertising than any other label? No label at all.  African basil and orange mint concoctions to come. We'd love your recipe ideas!

Full bounty!

Rain and wind = Harvest Time!

We went out to survey any damage. There was a tree that uprooted down the street, so the crew was out all day delimbing and topping it. Then took a break and and came back. They're still out there! Thankfully we had no great damage on our street or around our house. But, the veggies were out! Took in quite a bit this week and last, and a great haul today. Salsa coming up!

  Scotch bonnets                                          Cherry Tomatoes                                   Little bells

Hurricane Irene - what's your story?

So we brought in all our plants. Now we have a beautifully lined hallway of herbs and flowers. Smells good! But I bet they want to go back outside! 

Herbs...Mmmmm. Lemon verbena, 
African basil, sage, and orange mint.                                              Our little Secret Hallway garden.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cocktail creation

We have so many lovely herbs on our back porch (back porch oasis photos and plants to come), that we started muddling this summer. This is really Tyler's creation. Light, refreshing and Delish! We call it the Claremon 15. Seasoned with yellow verbena. Bet you never would have guessed THAT one! Yum.

Can you find our little narwhal sugar friend? 

Our burgeoning backyard in the spring.

Straberries, Rhubarb, Peppers, Cucumbers, and TONS of Tomatoes

 Peppers - bell, habanero, scotch bonnets - bring on the salsa!

And also brussell sprouts, lettuce, and eggplant. The peas didn't makes it. 

 Vining Cucumbers. Babies - you should see them now!


Welcome to Peppers and Glue. This blog covers a little homesteading, a little cocktailing, and a little design. We have a big garden in the city, Tyler love to cook and experiment and Emily loves to decorate (i.e. bargain shop). Here we go! We are also partners with Burly Beard Bakery - coming soon!