Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This is why I love summer. We had a long and cool spring and summer has not been as warm as usual but now, at long last, our tomatoes are coming in and they are glorious. What more do you need: ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzerella, fresh basil, and some delectable olive oil and balsamic vinegar (a birthday gift to J from one of my dear SILs). Mangia!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
It was a quiet night of wonderful food, which makes for a lovely birthday.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I just love this cozy garden setting in the middle of the street.
Shape Shifters is owned by Carole Bassett, a multi-talented local artist. For years she was focused on her jewelry, all with carefully researched stones and designs. Then she began to move into mask making and Native American dolls. Her work is meticulous and the amount of detail incredible. Now she’s creating unique clay animal sculptures rising out of unusual pieces of semi-precious stone, like obsidian, jasper, quartz crystal, selenite, soapstone. She can be reached at email@example.com if you see anything you like or what more details.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
While I wait, I settle in and read (don’t act surprised). When lunch arrives I may continue reading and eating but even if I multi-task I try to slow down, savoring every bite. Sushi is a real treat but it is not fast food (or cheap) and so needs to be enjoyed slowly. Ultimately, reading is as well and so these lunches are a marvelous reward.
How about you? When you've had a long day or accomplished a less-than-fun task do you reward yourself? If so, what's your favorite? Chocolate? Bad TV? Something healthy (go ahead, make the rest of us feel bad)?
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Funny look at first-time homeowners in the fixer-upper from hell. True story. If interested, read more here.
Non-fiction look at the mental illness ‘industry’ (read pharmaceuticals). Very interesting
Beautifully written fictional account of Edith Wharton’s life while in
More summer fun reading- Jane Austen for the modern woman
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Don't love the sides costing extra but am I going to pass up crispy polenta? I think not!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
This is NOT a full dishwasher
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I know it looks daunting but it's a lot of bone not just meat. And it's so tender and delicious!
What can I say? I do not turn down dessert.