Friday, June 14, 2013



I've been experimenting with different variations of pesto and I think I've come up with a goal was to come up with a delicious way to add Epigenins to my and my family's diet. Epigenins are the phytonutrients found in (highest quantities) chamomile tea, celery and parsley--Epigenins keep cancer cells, especially breast and  prostrate cancer cells from dividing. My wonderful daughter-in-law, Grace (Mia's mother) is very allergic to celery and I wanted to find a way to incorporate large amounts of parsley (always organic) into an every day food (we Tindukasiris love pesto).


Put in Food Processor:
  3 med. cloves garlic (adjust to your individual taste)
  1/2 cup walnuts
  1/2 cup pecorino romano cheese
  Pulse these 3 ingredients until coarsely ground
  2 cups basil leaves lightly packed
  1 1/2 cups Italian parsley leaves lightly packed
  (or 50/50)
  1/4 cup lemon juice (or to taste)
  1/2 to 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Spanish is best)
  Fresh ground black or mixed pepper

Process all of the ingredients until an even paste forms--I like to minimize the oil olive (a little less fattening) add more oil or a bit more lemon juice as needed. Let the pesto sit for an hour or so to blend the flavors before serving.

This makes a great starter for a dip when mixed with Greek yogurt or as a seasoning for other recipes....I love it as it is. Mixed with mayonaise and tiny bit of pickle relish for sandwiches or served with salmon??
This makes quite a lot of Pesto (good to give away) and will keep for several days (the lemon juice acts as a natural preservative).
(Jones likes a bit on his eggs, thank you!)

Have a great week-end.

Mary & Jones (& Cole)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One King's Lane--Vintage and Modern Sales

I have been associated (as a dealer) with One King's Lane for more than a year...last year I was able to sell mainly art. But boy, has One King's Lane come up in its offerings on the Vintage and Modern section. I took a break from posting items to the site when I moved to my new location and in just those few months the One King's Lane platform has evolved into a premier tier venue. They have really done their homework and have managed to line up many of the top US designers and shop owners for their Taste Maker Tag Sales--but the same applies to the shops that have been admitted to the regular Vintage and Modern platform--there  are so really great member dealers (including moi).

My French Opaline Lamps are about to be available on OKL (I think tomorrow)

As are my mid-century Marbro lamps...........

And finally, this cute Carved and gilt chinese wall or table lantern.

One King's Lane has become very detail oriented and vets every single item that they offer. The process of simply having the photos meet the OKL specifications is laborious....but I am glad that OKL is making quality its no. 1 priority.

Jones says"hi"--he hates it when I spend my day taking photos, but he never complains about dinner.

Have a wonderful Friday!!
Mary & Jones

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Here are the girls taken from the parking structure on the way home from CHOC. Mia is still looking a little tentative.....but look at how things are progressing by the next day:


Celebrating Blake's birthday and Mia's coming home!!
And finally:

I think that she's sticking her tongue out at her Dad??
Anyway, all is well. 
Still more mountains to climb, but Mia is a little trooper.
Thank you for all of your prayers.
Jones and I will be back to posting our usual stuff.
I have some new ventures in the works....

Be well,
Mary & Jones (And Cole)

Monday, June 3, 2013

More Mountains For Mia

I must apologize for not posting. My heart just isn't in it. My sweet Mia seems to have more mountains to climb. Her little pituitary seems to sputter to life and then seems to go quiet.
We are now in a quiet phase when our poor baby has to have many shots and many blood tests (every 2-3 hours). She wants to go home to be with her big sisters, but that can't happen until her hormones stabilize. So were are setting up schedules for the long haul to cover all the bases with the big sisters and her parents. Fortunately, both sides of the family are fully involved in making things as smooth as can be.
Please pray for all three of our little girls and their parents who are exhausted.