I was sucked into the Twilight vortex. Don't judge.
Anything by Patty Griffin, especially this one:
I wonder how many times I've listed Shalimar. I can't help it. But also anything and everything by DSH.
Sunday Riley. The more I try the more I love her stuff.
Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
It's still not cold enough for a full-length winter coat, so I'm always reaching for my black short and belted belted LK Bennett one.
Fried (brown) rice with lots of crispy vegetables, smoked tofu and peanuts.
Bane Of My Existence
A cough that will not go away.
Packages from dear friends.
A new Shins album (due in March).
Alexander McQueen flared wool sweater. Yes, I can wear this color.
Someone arrived at this blog today searching for "bellatrix lestrange nude". What would the Dark Lord say?
Today's special bonus is The Blond's Currents. And a recipe:
Finally got around to reading "The Help" and loved it. The use dialects and accents can often feel artificial and contrived but she does it beautifully. From the first sentence the world and characters just come to life.
"All the night without love" from Elvis Perkins 2007 Ash Wednesday is a song I can't seem to get out of my head.
Parfumerie Generale Cuir D'Iris is a recent acquisition and became a favorite this winter. Warm leather with cool Iris that is comforting but has an edge. The wife will claim equal ownership but it ended up on my side of the shelf.
Hats. Maybe the thinning hair has something to do with it, but I'm suddenly a hat person.
Asian fried rice with tofu. It takes a bit more prep time (and fresh vegetables in the fridge) but the result is awesome. Not sure why I never tried it at home before. Short version of the recipe:
Into a Wok or a deep pan with few tablespoons of very hot peanut oil throw chopped ginger, garlic and chili flakes.
Stir for a few seconds and add a whole bunch of thinly diced or julliened vegetables (carrots, peppers, zucchini, snow or snap peas) and mix for a few minutes until the vegetables soften a little
Mix in some diced hard tofu (I also add some steamed Broccoli at this stage)
Add the pre-cooked rice and fry the rice a bit.
Add Soy sauce and roasted sesame oil to taste.
Bane of my existence
Winter is coming. We've been spared so far but we all know how this story ends. Snow in April.
My new RAZR is snappy and if I turn the LTE off gets decent battery life. Good piece of hardware.
I'll do this one in reverse. After more than 6 years of enjoying amazing food and company at 4 Course Vegan, Matteo is closing shop and starting a new place in Sonoma Valley. A trip to California is now a must.
Please share your loves, banes, recommendations and more!
Art: Butterfly by Deborah Klein (mine), Man With A Cat by Cecilia Beaux (his).