Dreaming of Summer

All of this rain (it’s been raining for a week straight, Lindsay says San Francisco is crying because of my departure) has me dreaming of warmer weather.

This morning I finally woke up to sunshine.

bowl o’sunshine

While windy and freeeezing outside, it is warm and sunny in my sunlight-drenched room, calling for my current favorite breakfast, a bowl of sliced mangoes topped with chopped almonds and coconut milk.

Oh yes, and that is knitting you see.  Just a little project I’m working on, to wear on an upcoming trip… for my new job…

I’m being mysterious, aren’t I?

Lavender Martini

I could so go for one of these right now…

lavender martini from post ranch inn

French Fries are Delicious

But I should be eating these instead.

crispy sunchokes

parsnip sticks with harissa & cayenne

sweet potato fries with sriracha & creme fraiche

Want to make all of them.  CruncySpicySwag.

More images and recipes at BonAppetit.com


I can’t wait to see this

A True Beauty

I love this one.

Love Poems

Look at what my mom and I picked up in Big Sur…

love poems

A beautifully designed book for a beautiful collection of poetry.


Brown Sugar Brown Butter Cookies = Love

Sometimes you get invited to a last minute event – be it a dinner party, birthday party, et cetera – and want to bring a little something something as a
“Hello, I love you.”

While wine is absolutely lovely, (and believe me, I love a bottle of wine when throwing a dinner party) I think it’s sweet to bring something homemade.
But, when you’ve been invited to a last minute get-together, that can prove to be just a little bit difficult.

Do not despair – there is a solution!
They’re called brown sugar brown butter cookies.
Um, yum.

browning some butter

They take a couple of hours of chill time (1 hour of butter chill, 1 hour of dough chill) but you can get primp and prepare in between the chillage.  Which is exactly what I do.  Beautiful.

cookies in a mason jar

Just add a mason jar and some ribbon and you’ve got a prezzie!

bow time