Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
amateur (noun) a person who practices something for the love of it.
here are some clothes we have made for men.
we've wanted to do this for a long time.
we've been asked to do it very often.
we've taken our time to get them right.
we've used really good fabrics.
we've done things properly.
we've approached it like meticulous amateurs - and have thoroughly enjoyed doing it.
I wonder, if I ask them a often and for a long time,
if they will make it a bit easier for US citizens to purchase....
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Balthazar was inspirational.
And since you're dying of curiosity, here's what I ordered:
A glass of Sancerre, light and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc to start the evening with a sparkle. One famous Balthazar salad, complete in its truffle-infused glory. A plate of flaky grilled branzini, sitting atop sweet onions and arugula, and a warm apple tarte tatin matched with a shot of espresso.*
Anyway, I felt inspired tonight when I got home from the gym, and whipped up an experimental salad. The results were especially delicious--crunchy, a bit sweet with a bite of spicy mustard, and a nutty follow-through.
Molly's standard vinaigrette.
2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 chopped red pear
1/2 chopped avocado
1 T toasted pine nuts
1 T toasted sesame seeds
*That I managed to put away so much food between glances over Steph's shoulder at Brooke Shields and family sitting just behind us is rather admirable, don't you think?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Basically, I'm driving from Newton to Arkansas (and if you do not know that I hate this drive, you do not know me very well). Typically I am being chased by a tornado or two. (Naturally.) And when I get to Tulsa, there is a mandatory stop. I must exit my car (after placing it onto an enormous conveyor belt), check in with the authorities, and complete an obstacle course where I navigate a crowded mall, crawl through a series of tiny corridors, and then leap through a hole in the wall to meet my car at the end of the conveyor.
I think the road construction is getting to me.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Three perfect pans of Smitten Kitchen's Big Crumb Coffeecake in the oven, filled with plump red cherries which I picked AND pitted myself this summer,
sans baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
What to do now? My coworkers must have a deliciously homeade breakfast tomorrow morning and I must do my part!
screw it. i'm taking it anyway.