28 October 2010

october 28

25 October 2010

apple season

apple season is winding down and this year all i was able to do was buy a bag full of apples at the market each saturday and eat them whole for afternoon snacks or cut up after dinner. no apple pie, no cobbler, crisp or cake. there's nothing wrong with an apple, straight-up: juicy, crunchy and sweet. but there is also something special about sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on them and putting them in the oven. can someone share with me their apple adventures so i can live/bake vicariously through you?

right now i can't stop exploring yak films. dance groups from across the world film videos of their dance in different spaces and upload it to yak. it's sick in the best sense of the word. i love turf feinz and the girls in ghetto blaster.

also, i came across this cool stop motion wedding. i'd like to get into stop motion one day.

this weekend i used stephanie's recipe for sweet potato biscuits, but i used leftover butternut squash in place of the potatoes. the color of these guys make me so happy.

19 October 2010

such good moments

t these pictures are a quick transport back to summer, with low lights, stone fruit treats, and warm evenings. sometimes it seems like life is best enjoyed in feasts, like a feast of desserts made for a birthday (six total).

this october has certainly been a feast. very busy and very social. in between long hours, new faces, and lots of talking and listening, i've had time to enjoy the crisp fall air and beautiful sun we are having. this weekend, instead of getting in the car, i took long walks to get to where i needed to go. we're making soups and chili and steaming squash for a week of lunches. coffee is easily poured. i'm soaking it all in and letting myself live in the full, abundant moment. and when everything feels too big and too fast, i curl up and watch glee or the office. things will come in moderation soon, but for now i am letting myself feast.

12 October 2010

enjoying the last bits of summer through my meals.
soon will be squash soup and roasted brussel sprouts. for now, i'm mixing up a fresh cabbage, carrot and bell pepper slaw and stirring eggplant into my stir fries and thai curries.

i hope for my posts to be more regular soon--october is a busy busy month and i have yet to get a few rolls developed.

06 October 2010

two belle's buns to share.

this week is packed with good stuff. tonight a good friend of mine is reading parts of her fiction-in-progress at a neighborhood library. funny, i got the evening off from work (where i would be hosting a book reading) in order to attend a reading. i'm not really that one dimensional, i swear.
at work, we have late nights with david rakoff, robert reich and more.

i'm gathering negatives from new photos of mine that i like and making an installation to participate in a friend's art show and silent auction.

are you participating in the 350.org global work party on sunday? it is a powerful project and i'm still thinking up ideas of what to do.

that's all for now. hope some sweet treats make it your way.