31 August 2011
30 August 2011
29 August 2011
"Where did you evacuate to?"
We hunkered down in our Zone A apartment building with lots of wine, good food and neighbors. When the storm cleared, we enjoyed surveying the damage with plastic cups of celebratory mimosas. Among my favorite details: the staff at Jubilee Marketplace on John St slept in the bodega, so they could open in the morning. They sold out of salad and Amy's Organic Soup. These are my people.
26 August 2011
25 August 2011
These cuties are on par with the feeling today- cozy up in bed, wait out the rain and have a little french onion soup. I'm getting a little concerned that it'd be a good time to stock up on the essentials: batteries, red wine, matches and kibbles.
Trader Joe's Whole Grain mustard is mild and superbly textured. I spread it on sandwiches, plop it on cheese+cured meats plates and even use it to craft marinades. I have one in the works now: whole grain mustard, olive oil, fresh rosemary, cracked green/black peppercorns and cayenne I lugged home from Italy. I'm planning to slather it over lamb this weekend.
24 August 2011
23 August 2011
22 August 2011
The Ransome Inn. We love this little beach town...it's where we're having our wedding!
We played in the grass with the four King Charles spaniels that live at the b&b, tasted wine at Pindar (added some bottles to our collecton!) and scouted out rehearsal dinner restaurants.
For dinner, we decided to sit on the water at Danfords, as there were fireworks, for a Greek festival. We enjoyed a flight of ceviche, crab cakes, jumbo prawns and grilled artichokes.
We rose for our 8:30am breakfast of fresh fruit, cranberry scones and baked eggs with spinach, peppers, cheese and ham. Amazing!
20 August 2011
19 August 2011
Apparently, this charming set of zombie- attacking- and being overtaken my engaged couple shoot- has gone viral. Congrats to the clever lovebirds and photographer! View the full set of photos here.
18 August 2011
Sriracha aioli. (Thank you, Swank Heights)
Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean.
17 August 2011
From designers Marco Giuna and Vivanna Haddad, Casa Talia is a stunning guest house created from caves in Modica, Sicily. I am deeply infatuated with these spaces. I could easily make a life in this home! Functional, simple, subtly sexy. Imagine bottles of red wine, sweaty cheeses and cured meats on platters and good friends and family.