28 October 2011

Food Love

Pistachio macaron from Bouchon Bakery in New York. Thomas Keller, you sir are amazing.

21 October 2011

Food Love

Before I left Baltimore for New York, Allison and I did brunch at Miss Shirley's near Loyola College. She had the veggie egg tower, and I had the chicken fried steak on biscuits with gravy.

18 October 2011

Three Things

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a teensy bit of an obsession with shoes. Since the cleanse of my collection before moving to California, I try to limit purchases to classic versatile styles that I know I'll get a lot of mileage out of - style and comfort-wise. Here are my three current go-to themes:

(Hunter wedge wellies & Kelsi Dagger pumps)

Classic black with attention to detailing
(Mossimo booties & Rosegold pumps)
(Schutz peep toe booties & Cole Haan pumps)

14 October 2011

LA Weekly posted a fun top 50 list of why its namesake city is THE best: http://t.co/X7LLcYi6

Food Love (& Localizing!)

Braised short ribs and poached eggs from Rockwell VT

12 October 2011

Localizing - Indian Summer

in·di·an sum·mer

  1. A period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn.
  2. A period of happiness or success occurring late in life.
(Thank you, Google definition search.)

It's supposed to be well over 90 today and tomorrow. Such a tease that we had temperatures drop into the 60s the other week, allowing me to break out the fall boots. I even got to break in the Hunter wellies with a full day of rain at one point.


Back they go to the waiting queue for another rainy day.

Sneak peek at next Tuesday's Three Things:

11 October 2011

Three Things

I am quite excited that they've extended deliveries to a year-round system for the CSA California drop-off at my work. Since joining in late spring, the batches of fruits and veggies have gotten me to try all sorts of new recipes. Here are photos of my latest experiments from the latest batch:

Roasted tomato soup from Smitten Kitchen

Sausage and Kale Soup from Martha Stewart

Cauliflower Gratin from Smitten Kitchen

07 October 2011

Food Love (& Localizing!)

Fresh squeezed peach juice, homemade sausage & homemade ricotta donuts with blackberry puree courtesy of the Gastrobus which comes weekly to the Los Feliz Farmers Market - only a few blocks from my apartment!

04 October 2011

Three Things

Three snapshots from my 10 days on the East Coast in September.

Reunited with Feven and Allison at Cleo & Alex's wedding in Street, MD

Bacca - Tamara's adorable golden-doodle pup

Enjoying Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA & soft pretzels with Pete after Desi & Tim's wedding

03 October 2011

Dee Eye Why

Latest experiment resulted in two new bracelets!
  • Double-wrap bracelet from reworking chained pieces out of an old necklace I haven't worn in a while plus a large glass bead
  • Single chain bracelet with turquoise beads woven in and out of the links