My poor, neglected blog! I’m mostly here to tell anyone still following along to, well, follow me somewhere else. We bought a suburban 1978 brick of a house, and rather than write about it here, I’ve decided to do a TinyLetter about it. I love reading these—it feels like I’m friends with really good writers—and […]
But What Do We Do Without the Snow?
As someone who’s spent my entire life, minus a few months here and there, in the Northeast region of the U.S., I think it is my right to complain about the weather constantly. Summer is too hot. Spring is too rainy. Fall, well, fall’s perfect. No complaints. Winter? Too miserable. If it’s not the snow, […]
At long last, I’m learning how to sew (Beatrice is helping). More exciting, I’m blogging about it on ReadyMade. I’m wicked excited, and you all should be too.
I Eat Me Spinach
I have a near-compulsive fear that I won’t eat vegetables before they go bad, so I cooked and froze two delicious leafy green lunch items, so I’ll give you some recipes! Italian Wedding Soup 1/2 lb. ground turkey or beef (I used turkey) 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 1/2 tsp. each of rosemary, oregano […]
This one time, I bugged my editors until they agreed we could run a story about guerilla knitting, and then Sloane Crosley wrote it. And then I wanted to crochet stuff to decorate my neighborhood, but I don’t have the crochet skills.
Things That Happened in My Kitchen
I was lucky enough to enjoy the most relaxed holidays ever, in my new home, with A and Jasmine and Beatrice frolicking about. I spent a lot of time knitting and even more time cooking. My most proud accomplishments were beef gyoza and baked beans (from scratch!). I bought gyoza skins at Fairway a while […]
Hello bunnies. I haven’t posted in over two months. Here’s the deal: I’m moving on Sunday. Stay tuned for all kinds of fun info about my DIY projects. I’m making a Roman shade! And I have weird kitchen cabinets (lots of them), so maybe we can get interactive about what I should do. Andrew Beahrs, […]
Stocking Up the Larder
It looks like summer might end after all. I was kind of hoping for miserable hurricane weather to keep me in my kitchen. The hurricane never came, but I’ve been cooking up a storm. Here’s my summer-to-fall foodie concoctions. My pickled green beans came out wonderfully. (Boil equal parts water and vinegar [I did half […]
Guys, I really want to do one of those natural, shop-in-your-pantry beauty regimes. It sounds so simple! You’re supposed to just need lemon juice, honey, aspirin and olive oil. Cheap, right? Well, lemon juice made me rashy, honey made me sticky and I’m terrified to put oil on my face. The only people I’ve heard […]
A few weekends ago, I was eating pickles, and A walked in and asked if I was doing my summer eating thing. The answer is yes. I don’t like to eat in the summer. I stick to foods such as cucumbers and popsicles—low-calorie, no cooking involved. It’s a balance, because these thing can get expensive. […]