Author Archives: Pretty, Good, & Tasty

About Pretty, Good, & Tasty

My name is Tina. I am a mother, companion, friend, cook, gardener, writer, traveler, and lover of nature, animals, and the world. I am also a hobby enthusiast. I love designing, creating, and building just about anything. I enjoy learning new things and being able to share my experiences with others.

Update: Urban Balcony Garden

It has been almost three months since we planted our balcony garden and everything is growing pretty well so far. Even in spite of the constant digging by the squirrels. The Early Girl tomatoes are doing remarkably well and we … Continue reading

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Recipe: Almond Florentine Cookies w/ Gluten-Free Alternative

The Whole Foods near my home sells these delightfully tasty little treats, but the price is one arm and one leg for a package of 7. So for my dear friend Kirsten’s birthday, I decided to take a stab at … Continue reading

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Otis, the Sun Bathing Cat

Our cat, Otis (aka Odie), is one of a kind. He’s super cuddly, very social, and has a sweet stache. His favorite time of the year is summer. During the summer, the door to the balcony is often open and … Continue reading

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Urban Balcony Garden

I’d say without hesitation that I do not posses a green thumb. In the past, I’ve always chosen house plants that were considered low maintenance, but still managed to kill them. Over the last few years, I’ve grown various organic … Continue reading

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Recipe: Jjajangmyeon (Korean Black Bean Noodles)

Let me introduce you to jjajangmyeon. Pronounced [Ja, or, Cha} [Jang] [Myun, or Myeon]. Wikipedia describes it as “Jajangmyeon (also spelled jjajangmyeon; 자장면; 짜장면) is a popular Korean dish, derived from the Chinese dish zha jiang mian. It consists of … Continue reading

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A Stroll Through Capital Hill

Spring has sprung and we’re approaching the summer months very quickly here in Denver. Josh and I decided one gorgeous Spring day to take a stroll through the neighborhood and take some photos along the way. We try to take … Continue reading

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ÜberChic Nail Boutique – NOW OPEN!

My dear friend BK’s Eco-conscious nail salon, ÜberChic Nail Boutique is now open for business! I went for a visit this past weekend and was delightfully surprised with how her idea for this venue came together. This charming salon is … Continue reading

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San Francisco & The Wine Country

Living in Denver makes traveling to the West Coast very easy. With that in mind, we recently spent a long weekend visiting San Francisco and the California wine country. A lot was packed into our agenda for the short jaunt … Continue reading

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New Music Video: Wye Oak – Fish

I was privileged to see Wye Oak perform with Shearwater at The Walnut Room here in Denver last May. Artists Andy Stack (drums, keyboards, backup vocals) and Jenn Wasner (vocals, guitars) are the duo who make up Wye Oak. Wye … Continue reading

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Fresh Homemade Gnocchi

Alright, I apologize for my previous post. It was gross and I’ll try not to do that again. To make it up to you, I’ll show you how to make fresh gnocchi at home. It’s very easy and once you … Continue reading

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