Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hawks...Chemex and Lions...Oh My...

Large Blenko Leo Sun Catcher

I can't believe that it has been so long since I last posted on my poor blog:( no excuse, time just seems to be flying away from me...must be the time of year. Also the pickings have been rather slim of pick up a bit this last week. We found a glorious Blenko Zodiac sun catcher Leo the lion, the lion is so mod I just think it is too cute for the only Leo I know was my Father I will let this one go so someone else may enjoy his splendor ( he really does have to be a boy...just look at his face)
 Mr. Atomic Moxie found the vintage new in box (NIB) Chemex coffee pot from 1975 complete with manuals and all paperwork, green printed bottom and footed...this beauty will be winging its way to Ebay Atomicmoxietoo.

Beware Chemex elbow:)
Chemex coffee pots always make me think of my Mother and her Chemex elbow...some Mothesr get tennis elbow but not mine she used her Chemex so much her elbow actually was injured from the pouring of the water.. The day we started out on our quest to find some vintage goodies a huge hawk landed on the patio not three feet from me...he was amazing and looked right at me, called out and then flew away...somehow I felt that my parents were watching over finding a Leo sun catcher and a Chemex in the same day just reaffirmed my feeling about that. I am still smiling.
We also found a few other goodies.. What did you find this week?

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

No Great Finds...But At Least I Have Bread:-) The Recipe

This is how is all starts

It could not be easier...I swear! And this is coming from a woman who has never successfully made Jello.
The key is the screaming hot oven ( note to self, get better oven mitts...ouch) and a Dutch oven.  You just mix the ingredients and cover with cling wrap for at least 8 hours...I left mine overnight and baked it in the evening. You are supposed to place it somewhere warm but since I absolutely refuse to turn on my heat this early...nope, not going to do it! Warm was in short supply...therefore it took a bit longer for the magic to happen.

3 Cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoon salt ( I used sea salt)
1/2 teaspoon yeast...measure this, it is much less than a packet
1/2 teaspoon fresh Rosemary
1 1/2 Cups warm water
1/2 Tablespoon butter ( oh please use butter it makes it taste so good, I don't actually believe in  margarine, if I can't spell or pronounce an ingredient I just refuse to use it)

In a large bowl, my enormous Pyrex was in use, but I am sure using that would have made this bread even better:) mix all of the dry ingredients.
Stir in warm water until doubt becomes a shaggy mixture.
Cover with cling wrap and place in a warm location...let it rest at least over night.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, once oven has reached temperature place covered Dutch oven in stove for 30 minutes.

On clean dishtowel or cling wrap add about a 1/4 Cup of flour to coat . Let dough drop onto this surface and manipulate in into a ball by lifting the covers and moving the dough around ( if it sticks add a bit more flour)
Add dough to preheated Dutch oven , cover and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove lid after 30 minutes and place back in oven for 15ish minutes...I check mine at 5 minute intervals to make sure the crust isn't burning...remove from oven and carefully remove luscious loaf from Dutch oven. Try to wait until it cools to cut...I have never been able to master that.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I may just have a problem, and I blame Thomas Edison

Just a little over 1 year ago I had such a hard time finding lamps that I forward to October 2012 and I now live with 10 vintage lamps in my apartment...sigh. Each one of the cuties seems to have a personality of its own. But I may really have a problem; as we don't really need that many lamps in our small pseudo atomic me, Please.
 I just need to decide which ones I am going to keep and which cuties I will share with someone else who will love them. The new vintage Hamilton Industries black and silver lamp really is just too cool for words ( little thing really should be wearing Ray-Ban Wayfarers really is that cool) It has silver feet and a funky knob that allows to to raise or lower the lamp from its feet...see I told you it was cool.

Things have been dry around our Columbus for a few weeks hope this find breaks the spell. Had to pass on a cracked David Stewart turtle planter...insert sad face here. Did find another Couroc tray...I think am drawn to them because I would give anything to live in Monterey California ( shh I haven't told Mr. atomic Moxie that yet...we will keep that just between us...wink)
Just had to share some of them with you:) So what have you been finding?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chic...Zombies...Mad Men...Halloween Oh My!

Looking for a new Halloween party theme this year? Well look no further than this...Zombies Mad Men style. Nom, Nom, Nom brains might be what you think of when someone says Zombies but I have a different take on them... brought on by years toiling in the corporate jungle and the coolest Dorothy Thorpe style Zombie glasses in the world.So how does all of this come together to suggest that you host the hottest Halloween party on the block...It all really,started with the glasses, once I saw them my mind went to parties...come on doesn't yours do the same thing when you see chic mid century glassware? So many people host Mad Men style parties and I do love them, but a Zombie Mad Men party now that makes your heart beat just a bit faster. Hip clothes modified to make you think of Zombies...yummy mid century treats Zombiefied ( is that a word, sure why not) And of course the main event...These gems are for sale in our Etsy shop


The original Zombie cocktail was created by Donn Beach of Don the Beachcomber restaurant fame. The story goes that he created it to help a hungover businessman survive a long business meeting, Ive been to many such meetings and a good stiff drink might have helped make it bearable or at the very least allowed me to forget the entire thing :) When the man returned he said the powerful concoction caused him to turn into a Zombie for the entire trip .Donn had a hit! What better to serve your guests on Halloween...word to the wise you might want to hang onto the keys of your guests just in case one of your Don Drapers overindulges.

There are many recipes for this fabulous drink, all of them yummy. I am using Esquire's recipe, because that seem very fitting to me.

  • 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces golden rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1/2 ounce 151-proof rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon papaya juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar

"Stir together all these ingredients (the juice in the recipe is what mixologist David Embury calls the "mystery ingredient"; it can be pineapple juice, passion fruit nectar, coconut milk, apricot, or cherry brandy -- just about anything this side of Romilar) except the 151 and pour into a 14-ounce glass three-fourths full of cracked ice. Float the 151 as a lid (by pouring it into a spoon and gently dipping it under the surface of the drink). Then, if the spirit moves you, take a match to this mixture; it will burn. Garnish with mint (either straight or dipped in lime juice and then superfine sugar) and/or fruit. (A particularly fetching touch: On a toothpick, impale a lemon slice or pineapple cube between two maraschino cherries and lay this fruit kabob atop of the drink). Supply a straw and, after two, a hammock. After three: a stretcher"You can read more here.

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