Thursday, November 25, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
I'd been panicking on what to do about dinner since I would get home after five, but Big A stepped up and made his amazing Brazilian seafood soup and his famous tapioca pao and then Kate brought homemade chocolate macarons (with cardamom! because I'm Indian!) and we feasted.
I know some very good people. And they make delicious things.
Sunday, November 14, 2021
I got 15 pears. Kinda excessive, but I'd talked about wanting Smitten Kitchen's Pear, Cranberry, and Gingersnap Crumble (which I found on a Modern Mrs. Darcy link)--so perhaps it was prompted by that?
No, I realized when I unearthed these 14 avocados.
I guess I need to be more specific.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
A long walk-talk with KB yesterday; I begin to feel I can handle the world again.
Early morning chat with my sister; figuring out all the things on our list for this year--many of them impossible without a passport (which I don't yet have as everything's so backed up). But she makes plans seem possible anyway.
Midday yoga in the forest with Nu and L on either side of me; a sort of peace washes over me.
Garden party at our place this evening; the comfort of sharing food with CF, SB, SD, and AH and others.
Talking to strangers on an FB Golden Doodle page about Scout's difficulty walking; lots of new things to obsess over and bring up with doc/E.R. visit in 48 hours.
Baby cousin K and her partner J arrive tomorrow; I get to spoil them.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
At took his puppy sibs for shots and a groom, gave them their meds, cleaned Huckie's ears, picked up his human sibling from school, and as it turns out--was the one who reheated the pasta (I'd made at midnight) for our dinner today.
We joke about his post-college life at home being his adulthood "residency," but I can't imagine how we'd have pulled today off without him.
Nu had a busy day and spent much of the evening finishing up school tasks and rewriting their notes--I love how hard they are trying to start off right this year.
My day was packed, but I had a whole hour for lunch despite every morning meeting running overtime. I debated taking a power nap, or a walk, or doing some yoga on my Mirror app, or seeing if friends on campus wanted to meet... but I ended up doing email and doomscrolling. I'll do better tomorrow.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Friday, April 09, 2021
A vat of spring-y green soup for dinner--used up most of the fennel, celery, bok choy, cilantro, and curly kale + cannellini beans, a dash of parm, and lemon zest. It was ok, I'm not likely to recreate this again--my choices were dictated by what was in the veggie box and needed to be consumed.
In classes I sometimes like to ask when the last time people learned something and changed their mind was. For me, it was yesterday when CJ posted this Dr. Sarah Taber Twitter thread from a couple of years ago. The Imperfect Foods and Misfits Market boxes have felt like extra work lately; learning how I'm not really "saving" anything gave me permission to cut the cord there. At the height of the pandemic--MI is doing so badly, so I guess I mean at the height of the pandemic panic--it was a comfort to have these delivered, so I say goodbye with gratitude.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Early morning walk with L; Lunch buffet at Saffron today with L&T and EM and Nu and Big A; baklava from Shatila via Sultan's; and the short story volume from N.K.Jemisin for book club tomorrow.
I'm calling the day officially closed for further business.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
This was sometime after I'd talked about Harraway and "Make kin not babies!" and C said gesturing at dinner--"You mean like this? Like you do?" And it felt like this might be the best compliment ever.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
And I should probably stop picking these up, our menu is pretty much settled at this point.
(Except I'm changing the brown-butter pumpkin gravy--which only I love--into a brown-butter pumpkin soup with pepitas and sour cream that shall be everyone's first course. Baahhahhhaha.)
Update: I will not be able to get to the extra recipes and pictures today. But... those two meetings after classes paid off, as it sounds like my workplace bully will be asked to attend mediation with me. So that's one big thing to be thankful for today.
Monday, July 16, 2018
and kinda my favorite kitchen
UPDATE: At got the connection right away. "It's because I spent so much time at that table trying to finish my food." 😂
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Friday, May 12, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
"Let's hear it then," I say, half-listening as I start pulling dinner prep together.
"You can take the NuNu out of the Mama
You can't take the Mama out of the NuNu"
Reader, I melted.
(Turns out she actually said MoMA because she's really into making art; but I heard what I heard.)
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