A lovely new find: They Draw & Cook, a collection of artist-submitted illustrated recipes. All so different and beautiful and not to mention delicious sounding!
Mar 26, 2011
Things I could improve on but probably won't, a list:
- Organizing my email inbox
- For that matter, remembering to respond to emails
- Making caramel (working on it)
- Parallel parking
- Driving a manual car (sad, I know)
- Doing/listening to one thing at a time
- Braiding my own hair
- Putting on eyeliner
- Talking to 6 year olds
- Sitting still/quieting my monkey mind (an endless process)
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
+Dairy Queen vanilla softserve with that hard cherry coating..I know it's not real food
+An abundance of accessories, tops and skirts that don't match with anything I own
+Cheese fries, with real cheese, and then covered in parmesan
+Embarrassing nail polish colors
+Bacon, on anything
Mar 14, 2011
EF - Live The Language - Paris from Albin Holmqvist on Vimeo.
I love these videos, they're ads for a language immersion program and they have them for other cities too. Fantastic. It makes me want to go back to France so badly. Reading Julia Child's books and shopping at Anthropologie will have to suffice for now. Paris, tu me manques.
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 8, 2011
Reasons why I just want to go to culinary school...
|Potage parmentier avec artichauts à la sauce hollandaise|
I have been slowly making my way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking but with considerably less drama than Julie Powell. I don't know if it's because I'm having some kind of quarter life crisis too but I think I'm doing it more as just a fun cooking project and because I love all things French. Contrary to the book's ample criticisms, I've enjoyed cooking from it quite a bit so far. What makes this book so not-user-friendly is why I like it. I like the precision and detail that makes a recipe 4 pages long. I relish in the process of making a meal and have never much been drawn to the ready-made age of Rachel Ray. Granted, I don't really intend to cook kidneys, and I have witheld a tablespoon or so of butter here and there, but I'd rather spend hours with Julia Child than 30 minutes with Rachel Ray any day.
Mar 5, 2011
Mar 2, 2011
Sanctuary T, a New York City (of course) based tea-restaurant, is showcasing a gallery of tea-times from around the world. Contribute your own image of what Your Tea Time looks like. There are some gorgeous submissions. What a great wintertime idea, doesn't it just make you want to sit at a favorite cafe with a book and a delicious cup of tea?