Wednesday, November 23, 2011


If I could swan dive head first into this, I would. Vanilla scented sweet potato puree. Seen on the Voltaggios Take On: Thanksgiving on the Cooking channel. Michael lost me at "immersion circulator", but I was paying attention when he mentioned his potatoes are silky smooth because he uses a third of the potatoes weight of butter. Yuummmm.... Best Thanksgiving Wishes!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

scenes from the weekend

A hand-tied bouquet for myself, dessert at Takashi, tasty turkey cookies at Catering/Chocolate, and the results of a Sunday crafternoon.

Monday, November 14, 2011

hand tied bouquet

I was generously gifted with a hand tied bouquet lesson at Epoch floral, so was off to class on Friday morning! I learned the technique of building a Biedermeier style arrangement, which is generally a round bouquet in an understated design.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


My friend Michelle posted this video on Facebook yesterday and it's this kind of beautiful nature that makes me nerd out for the National Geographic channel.

"Murmuration" by Sophie Windsor Clive, on Vimeo. Click HERE if you can't see the video. Filmed on the River Shannon, Ireland.

Murmuration is such a cool "collective" term... I also like: exaltation (larks), pandemonium (parrots) and parliament (owls). More here.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Minted added some really pretty notebooks recently. Cute and personalized. I've wanted to start a food journal for ages so I can actually remember what we are making and eating.