Monday, 28 March 2011


(via Orangette)

for luck

This guy was hanging around since Chinese New Year (in February). I probably took this photo about a month ago, you can already see him aging. We kept him way past his prime, but he lived a long life and was never eaten. :-)

Ridiculously busy week. Things are wrapping up!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


I think most people will have already seen these cookbook covers by now, so this is just to remind myself of how amazing they are.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

eat & drink

  • yesterday's dinner using this recipe but I tweaked it a bit
  • Japanese iced coffee, best can ever

Monday, 21 March 2011


This is the second time I've posted this on the Internet, but I love love love this photo. Will took it when he slept on a beach in Greece.

If you can believe it, this the second photo of a tiger on a clothesline he's taken. The first was from Mexico and is hanging above our couch:

scary things

A sneak peak of my final project. Did all the cooking and shot all the photos yesterday. The above isn't by any means a final choice, still waiting for film to develop. 

I think the most difficult parts of a project are overcoming indecision and self-doubt, and having the confidence to proceed when all you anticipate is disaster. I need a cure for this ASAP.

(I love the onion in the background, such a nice colour!)

Saturday, 19 March 2011

last few days

  • taught Will how to make rice balls (so blurry!)
  • ate a really good orange
  • made an after school snack; one benefit of being an adult is that after school snacks often include alcohol: Zubrowka and apple juice :-)
  • Anna and I bought a string of tourmaline to make jewelry, still have no idea what to do with them
  • finally picked up my order from Hiki; hoping everything is all right over there
A long weekend of cooking and homework/cooking as homework ahead!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


The trees are going to look like this soon.

A spread from probably the most beautiful book I own - Jahreszeiten by Blexbolex (Jacoby & Stuart, 2009). 

Also: thanks to this book, I've realized how difficult learning German is going to be. 

Monday, 14 March 2011

brief bloggin'

For 5 days I had a kind-of-food-blog (for a brief New Media assignment). It's not easy trying to prove that one is a healthy eater (especially when one isn't).


I cannot wait to be outside for more than 1.5 hours a day (cannot wait for my program to be over). Staying inside has been nice though, especially with this guy to keep me company. (The "GOOD GRIEF" was a project, a play on birthday banners; made from vintage leather.)

With school over, that means I'm also going to have to be a real person with real plans, so I figured I would start a real blog to match.  :-)