Friday, April 30, 2010

Bowl of tea with clouds


Random recipe generator: Click here.  Thanks, Chris!

Thursday, April 29, 2010



A good way to make polenta:

From Richard Olney's Provence: the Beautiful Cookbook.  Click on them to see them bigger. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Trying hard to wait outside

Happy Birthday, Adam!!

I don't know that I can find a better pic than this.  Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating!  Love you!

French sisters

in London.  I love how they hold hands.  So sweet.  Photos from Vestaire de Cle.

Monday, April 26, 2010

So pretty

A few weekends ago I watched the PBS series Art in the 21st Century.  One of the artists featured was Sally Mann.  It was a fascinating series and interesting to hear her talk about how she got some of those incredible, seemingly effortless shots of her children that she is best known for (but that actually took a lot of work!).  These are a couple of her landscapes.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Today I happened upon this blog (her pictures of her kitchen in Marin made me flash on Kate's beautiful and inviting one, with scents of boxwood and bay...and made me a bit teary) and this post about Furoshiki.  I've wondered how to make those origami like wraps for presents.  This video shows how to make bags.  Click on the picture below to see it bigger.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

This looks like it might be good:

Breaking Upwards, a little indie film where instead of breaking up, the young couple decides to take days off from each other.  A good description here.  Or maybe it will be annoying like this one?

update WAS good.  Helped by the presence of two great actresses who played the "moms"!

Breaking Upwards Movie Trailer from Breaking Upwards on Vimeo.


Sean MacPherson's place.  He has a swing!  I love the black curtain rods.  Pic from The Selby.

Aren't they beautiful?

After the rain yesterday

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The Mermaid by Howard Pyle...from here.

Not your usual NDE

I don't have a picture to go with this link of this woman's near death experience.  It's very long, but for me, it's been worth the read.  THX, Trish!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nice kitchen

Photo from Comme Ci, Comme Ca (pics of real houses).  via her other blog.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Twisted trees

Lilacs where we can sniff them

SJP in Vogue

I haven't read this yet, but thought you might want to, Ashlee! 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Last night

What to do when you find a great leather jacket

at the thrift store and it's just a bit too big?  I was intrigued to read about washing leather jackets to change not only the size but the feel.  I've noticed that some leather jackets, including my little favorite, say "washed leather" or "shrunken leather".  Here's a nice post (and photo, but he has his sad fashion face on) from the Blackbird blog that explains it well.  

Cat plays with the iPad

Chris showed me this this morning:


Monday, April 12, 2010



Here's a photo of Summerhill, the school that Sudbury Valley was modeled after.  I googled it only to discover that it is in Leiston!   And to think I was only down the road a bit at the Abbey with the "entourRAJ" when we were there in '96!

Sole survivors

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ferry shots

Mr Fix It

That's your phone, Luke!

Lilacs...way up high

Saturday, April 10, 2010

More recipes

And here's the Koshary recipe, which includes the baked rice one.  I found it here.  Photo from Gourmet.

Update 4/12/10:  I made this last night.  The good news is that the baked rice part worked perfectly!  I was amazed.  AND I learned that fried up pasta is very tasty.  But overall the recipe seemed a lot of work for the flavor it yielded and I feel it could be improved.  It was a bit bland but somewhat satisfying.  Since there are basically four components to this dish, those being the caramelized onion, the fried cooked pasta, the fried cooked lentils, all of which go into the spiced, baked fluffy rice, I think it would be infinitely easier to do it with leftover beans and pasta.  I also think next time I try it I will use corn pasta ( I used rice pasta since I am gluten free) which maybe would be more flavorful and instead of lentils I'd use a can of red kidney beans, both of which will add some color.  And then add something green, like parsley because not only was it bland, but it was kind of ugly too :)!

Recipes for Adam

Here's the one for the little roasted chicken:

Look up

Blue sky and about the Paramount here.


at the #14 bus stop.  I'm using this one as my iPhone wallpaper:

Friday, April 9, 2010

You Grow, Girl...

is the title of Gayla Trail's gardening book.  This photo of Gayla is from the Green Minds Project site.  The You Grow Girl site has an online forum about garden groups in Toronto and Olympia!  I followed Gayla's photoblog when she used to do it.  Here's another site for her too...and she's doing an event in June!

So bad it's good:

A few weeks ago, Chris admitted to me that he'd watched Twilight in the wee hours of the night/morning while I had slept.  AND he had liked it! ...AND he thought I would too.  So we watched Twilight and then the sequel New Moon.  And he was right, I did.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


light fixture in Dwell magazine:  haul a piece of wood from somewhere and string it with lights:


Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Anything by Geneen Roth.  You could substitute any compulsion for "food".

Monday, April 5, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Is anyone besides me...

kind of sick of the internet?  Or maybe it's what we do with it that I'm finding wearing.  Our personal blogs become extensions of how we are using our minds.  Some of the blogs I visit are just obsessive wanting...for clothes, shoes, bags...someone else's body, life, or house.  Tips on giveaways or getaways.  How to do this or that, like Martha Stewart's spawn.  Or rants,  a place to get things off their chest.   Yesterday I didn't open my computer as much, and I noticed that I felt happier.  I felt more present in my surroundings.  How 'bout you?
p.s. But of course, Wednesday,  the day I felt the most sick of it, I found this page.  And THAT was meaningful, if not downright ironic!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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