(bleep) my daughter says

September 26, 2010 § 7 Comments

(As I serve her breakfast.)

Eva: “This is a GOOD hang-over breakfast!”
Me: “Whaaa?!”
Eva: “You know to have people come over and hang out for breakfast.”

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I brought you flours.

September 20, 2010 § 2 Comments

One day I would love to have such a kitchen.

You know what else? I would love to own a little bakery like Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character has in Stranger Than Fiction. I love that film. I watched it a couple of nights ago and snacked on some cold left over home made pizza from dinner earlier. A lovely lovely night.

When that movie just came out, I was crazy about Hanes tank tops and wore them religiously and my favorite scene was when Ana Pascal serves Harold Crick a cookie with milk wearing a wife beater tank, skinny jeans, boots, and a cropped sequence jacket. Hot damn.

Just some useless information for you.

fig-aro

September 10, 2010 § 3 Comments

Figs were at the farmers market this week! I have been waiting and waiting for them and was worried I might miss them since I hear they have a very short season. They were perfectly ripe but it took me a coupla days to figure out what to finally do with them. You guys know me and scones, so naturally I settled on trying to make some with figs and feta. I am sure its been done by someone somewhere, but in my case, I’d like to think I made it up, thank you.

The recipe is so simple, I just might convert to using this as my base for other scones… Here ya go if you want to give it a try (I modified this original recipe):

2 cups of spelt flour (you could also use all-purpose flour)
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
1/3 cup of butter, chilled and cut into large pieces
1/2 soy milk (you could use regular milk)
1/2 feta
3/4 cups of diced figs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

Work the butter in with a fork or your hands until it resembles dry bread crumbs.

Add soy and feta and mix just until in comes together.

Add figs, mix and knead with your hands a few times to evenly distribute the fruit.

Form into a ball and flatten on a cutting board then slice into 8 wedges.

Place on your prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.

They taste delightfully different and I totally loved the unexpected combination.

quite time

September 8, 2010 § 1 Comment

I would love to find a poncho for winter this year. While keeping an eye out for that the last time I was out thrifting it up, I came away with this oversized sweater. For now it can function like a cloak, to hold me out from making any irrational purchases right? It was the perfect thing to throw on while I sat out and read this afternoon. I recently finished Atonement and now picked up the latest from Ian McEwan, Saturday.

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I was told by a certain 5 year old that since the book is called Saturday, I am only allowed to read it on Saturday, but with her off at school and the other one napping I CAN DO WHAT EVER I WANT.

Thank you and good night.

the wilderness downtown

September 6, 2010 § 10 Comments

These shorts in shop.

Blazer and shorts inĀ  shop.

Blazers in shop.

We* took the teepee over to the biggest green patch we have here in midtown and spend the morning putting grass stains on all the clothes that are to be added to the shop (wink).

A few things are already up and there is more coming, so check back often.

*credit goes to Man’ka for capturing these a bit sick cranky monsters when they let down their guards.

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