ARCHIVES: November 2010
Monday NOvember 29
Doesn't this look awesome? Yes. It's a crewel embroidery mushroom pillow kit from Purl. I love the tactile quality of crewel work - it's all stitchy and chunky!
Santa - you there?
Friday November 26
Thanksgiving day started with a mediocre breakfast out, but that's another story. The tasty part of the day began with brei topped with Fig Chutney and Tangerine mimosas to wash it down.
As far as dinner goes, you can see we stayed with the traditional elements with a few enlightened highlights. One of those, was the fried turkey we ordered from Popeyes which we will be repeating next year. Ham is another great idea, which some years I forget. We did a thick ham steak, which we broiled with a grand marnier and honey glaze. You get a little sweet potatoes on that bite of salty ham and you're in good shape.
And lastly, the apple pie I made. As the story goes, I have been making apple pie for many years and have gone through my crust-making and premad-crust-using years. This round, I was on a crust making kick and without much thought, used Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything recipe. I followed it to the letter except that I cut in the butter by hand. I used his apple pie recipe too, but added a little individual serving of applesauce, a little more sugar and flour instead of cornstarch.
But the crust. The crust was magical. It's a satisfying feeling to trying something in the kitchen and to eat it, without any commentary in your head saying, "I should have" or "I wish I had."
I hope you had some Thanksgiving surprises of your own.
Sunday november 21
The Black Dog of Wells is a shop in Wells, Somerset in the UK that sells terracotta tiles. Isn't it the loveliest looking shop you have every set eyes upon? Not only that, it is wonderful inside too. Have a look at their wares:
thursday November 18
On November 11, a long awaited book came out. The much anticipated Factotum, book 3 of The Foundling's Tale by D. M. Cornish. I don't normally read new books so am not accustomed to the waiting and anticipation and of course the inevitable expectation. As I read, part of me is wrapping my head around what I am actually reading and the other part is thinking about what I thought I might be reading.
But, whatever. I love this trilogy. There is just nothing like it.
wednesday November 10
Christmas Whales. Yes. They will sneak up on you.
The top one is from Under The Sea underwear at Aerie.
And the bottom one is an iced whale from Anthropologie.
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october, who could forget it?
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