Monday, August 31, 2009

Kitchen Productivity

I tested my Spicy Garlic Soy beans tonight, and while I don't mean to toot my own horn:

Also, I made my first beef stew over the weekend while I was wishing for fall to hurry up and get here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hang You From the Heavens

Yigal Azrouel for Fall

Yigal Azrouel: The perfect balance of edgy and feminine, and everyone knows I love the drab military colors.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

“That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

New Romantic

Style Inspiration: Judith from Copenhagen Street Style

Falling in Love

Fashionable face masks

In light of the CDC's latest report on Swine Flu, maybe I'll consider dawning a face mask in the subway each day....

Love Scallops

I would love to dust off my sewing machine and try making this adorable skirt featured in Vain and Vapid's scallop tutorial!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Canned: Spicy Soy Garlic Beans

I gave pickling (of a sort) a try!

Blanched string beans and packed them in a can of apple cider vinegar, dark soy sauce, smashed garlic cloves, salt, celery salt and red pepper flakes.
We'll see how they turn out!

Cooked: Garlic Bread Soup

Using the recipe for Sopa de Ajo from Mario Batali's Spain: a culinary road trip as a base, I made this delicious, thick and spicy Garlic Bread Soup tonight, adding a splash of vinegar, tomato paste, cracked black pepper, cilantro, and more olive oil and paprika. I topped each bowl with fresh baby spinach leaves, slices of ripe tomato, sea salt and cracked pepper.

a cold brew

My first attempt at cold pressed coffee...I'll let you know home it comes out in another 2-3 days. :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just got tickets to see Justin Townes Earle open for Dan Auerbach in November! Should be an amazing show.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Found My Animal

Very attractive leads and collars to help raise awareness
of the need for animal adoption from Found My Animal. (Rescued dogs are the best!!)

via Another Shade of Grey

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Liberty in the shade

I totally need some of these Liberty print sunglasses.

ooh, shiny

I don't like blingy jewelry, in general. So this label Pyrrha's old 19th century seal pendants, bracelets and rings is much more my speed.

Win Win

Sseko seems like a terrific company and program, and their sandals are beautiful.
What a perfect gift to give!

Update: Bought some!
8/25/09- Update: They arrived! That was fast. The sandals are terrific -- amazing quality and so comfortable. They have a thick rubber sole on them that isn't visable on the website. Great for tromping around NYC all summer.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday Evening Snack

French bread toasted with olive oil and sea salt,
fresh spinach,
smoked oysters in oil,
and fresh tomato slices
with Schlitz beers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gang Gang Dance

These guys opened for TVOTR last night and were amazing.

Made: Rice and Chicken Soup with Lemon, Cilantro, Okra and Squash

knitting nostalgia

Ah, the good old days of hand crafting and stereotypical imagery in the media....
It's a family value.

Last Night...

...I took in Celebrate Brooklyn's TV on the Radio concert in Prospect Park with my very special person. Fantastic show, and a great way to wind-down my August stay-cation.