One thing that I enjoyed about living in San Francisco was the abundance of citrus. It was so easy to grow there that a co-worker with a Meyer lemon tree in her yard would bring in big bags of lemons to give away. Given the differences in climate, I figured it wouldn’t be [...]
In the last couple of weeks my tomato plants have been producing tons of cherry tomatoes. Last summer I discovered the best way to use up an excess of cherry tomatoes: slow roast them. Chop them in half, throw them in a baking pan with olive oil, garlic, herbs, and salt, and they [...]
I can’t believe how quickly this summer is flying by! It’s almost September, and I haven’t made nearly enough popsicles this year. So I went back through my archives and found twelve recipes for frozen treats in stick form. I’d totally forgotten about some of them, but now I’ve got plenty of ideas for popsicles [...]
It’s been blazingly hot lately, and with no air-conditioning, my main coping mechanisms are fans, ice water, and popsicles. With a mix of lime, strawberries, and yogurt, these are particularly refreshing. While they’re not quite as effective as central air, they’re a nice summer treat that I’m glad to enjoy while I can. After all, [...]
I was one of those kids who adamantly did not like zucchini. Even though I don’t think I had even tried it, and I definitely couldn’t tell you what I didn’t like about it. But if zucchini was in something and I knew about it, I wasn’t eating it. Now I have a [...]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.