i love these food photographs by myan soffia - they’re really cheering me up on such a dreary, rainy, NYC friday. so are her gorgeous shots of Los Angeles and the nature surrounding the city. (all available in her online shop, sixth & main).
some other friday favorites…things to see, eat, dream about:
this reminds me of elephant ears and carnivals…
i’m not really one to enter a lot of sweepstakes, but this one from west elm seems like it might be worth the effort…
speaking of morocco, (see above!) take a peek at this amazing spot…
a bloody mary with sausage? maybe…
this apartment! love it…not totally sure why every man’s apartment has to have a guitar perched somewhere. but this is still pretty great…
the Cindy Sherman exhibit at MoMA. i saw it last night and it’s amazing…
the “short suit“ trend…i’m on the fence. thoughts?
this ice cream looks like it’s to die for. and you can make it yourself!
enjoy. happy weekend!
(photo by Irene Suchocki)
some friday goodies for you:
L.A. architecture blog…. from Moby!
this kind of made my eyes hurt, but i like it
an interesting talk on window farming
it’s fashion week here in NYC. don’t go hungry, now
etiquette for working at a coffee shop all day (or, at the “coffice”)
really happy that i live around the corner from Gourmet Guild
i’d like to go here… pretty much right now
enjoy the weekend!
i can’t say valentine’s day is my absolute favorite holiday, but i do love red and pink and heart shapes. and candy. good enough.
(1. valentine’s cake from Zingerman’s; 2. heart shaped spatula; 3. heart shaped wall stickers; 4. Ban.do printed heart head-scarf; 5. lacey heart notecards; 6. macarons in gorgeous colors; 7. candy-colored ring from Ippolita; 8. temporary tattoos from tatt.ly)
i’m having a thing for cookies lately. these were in november’s issue of food & wine magazine and i have been waiting for a reason to make them. generally, i’m not in love with chocolatey sweets, (much prefer fruity options – like pie!) but these cookies call for a little cayenne pepper and a sprinkle of sea salt. i can get behind that. salty chocolate and i are friends.
on monday i stopped waiting for a reason and just made them. they’re easy. the recipe is from the marvelous Dorie Greenspan. check it out here, and here on the CookieBar website.
(photos by laurakinsey)
this is my go-to salsa recipe, courtesy of my aunt, who lived in tucson for around 20 years. fresh tomato, lime and cilantro, and just enough heat – to me it’s the perfect salsa. i don’t know if it’s somebody else’s recipe or if she developed this herself, but i finally got it in written form a few years back and have been making it every chance i get.
(1) 24 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes (i like the san marzano brand)
(3) scallions, both white and green parts
(1) chile, either serrano or jalepeño*
(1) red chile*
big handful of cilantro
zest + juice of 1 lime
salt & pepper
*i add all the seeds from the chiles – leave them out if you don’t want your salsa too spicy
START: rough chop the cilantro, chiles and scallions
NEXT: toss into the blender (i use my vitamix and it’s perfect every time). add the entire can of tomatoes, the lime zest and juice, and salt & pepper to taste. 3-4 quick pulses should do it. done.
LAST: serve with anything.
(photos by laurakinsey)
what do you think? it’s part of an overall re-design, and i thought, why not put it up since it’s ready.
plus the old one was getting on my nerves.
last sunday we went to stone barns agricultural center near tarrytown. i love to see the animals hanging out and doing their thing, especially the pigs!
some other fun ideas for your weekend…
a yummy meal here and here
nice place for a winter getaway
take a flower arranging class here (if you can – they sell out fast!)
dinner with your movie here. yes, please!
ideas for super bowl treats