My fridge is overflowing with produce. Tonight I grabbed the most expensive and fragile one: fresh asparagus. Cut up into pieces, stri-fried, with olive oil, kale, butternut squash and corn, topped with gnocchi and teriyaki sauce.
Monday, March 10, 2014
It was quite the weekend. My internet was down. Majorly down, like in replace all outside cables down. It had 2 effects: panic and unaccustomed peace and quiet, like being on vacation. Now, it is Monday, second week of spring break, the weather is sunny and mild, the snow is melting underneath the big ice covers, and another snowstorm for Wed/Thursday is predicted. Nothing new. There is always an errand spring snow storm.
yesterday I skipped lunch again for this.
Ever since I figure out that one of those mysterious new stores that had pop up in yet another strip mall was not a tire or mattress or craft store, but a frozen yogurt store, I’ve skipped dinner more often than I care to admit. But, sooo good. Raspberry cheese cake is my favorite.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Thursday, I packed up and took the spring break opportunity to head to civilization (anywhere where there is a Trader Joes and Wholefoods, I call civilization). At the beginning, my camera seems to have been in a ‘picturesque’ mode painting all those shots of walking through downtown (shoptown) Freeport and LLBean. But I must have set it back to normal at some point.
LLBean, Freeport, ME.
Tourist-free downtown Freeport in the winter.
Piles of icy snow this March.
Found a new type of creme fraiche, with real vanilla beans (and specks of seeds!) This must be perfect for baking.
After the food was taken care off, on to the fashions.
Forever 21 had a wonderful copy of JCrew’s flower necklace, for $10 and in a great color.
I almost, almost bought this beautiful gray-white hand bag at H&M. I knew I would regret it later because it is it basically plastic. But the design? Mindblowing.--- Great effort, now please on in a bit more high end material.
I was rewarded for not buying it when I entered the Aldo store. They currently have the most perfect copy of the famed (and beautiful) Celine bag. For $60. I had to buy one. I coveted this bag for years.
Then on to the originals at J.Crew. They are still the best. When you can afford them. Or wait for a sale.
Today, the weather is finally warming up. There are puddles of water on the street, the sun is out, and the temperatures are in the high 30s. At least for the rest of spring break, it will feel like spring.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The last days I cleared out my basement; a collection of 10 years of some form of tupperware (no, kept those!) plastic containers. Now, I only use glass storage containers, and plastic only for the freezer. If you have a large basement, stuff adds up in dark corners. Made three piles: recycle, donate and use. I also have 2 large boxes with saved, cleaned glass jars that are in the recycle bin. All those decorative glass jars from tomato sauces, capers, olives or harissa. I used them to store dried beans and all kinds of nuts before I moved on to using uniformly shaped mason jars.
In good thrifting fashion, I checked pinterest first to see if there are projects to make with those valuable jars.
Like this. Or this?
Hmm. Am I a secret hoarder of empty glass jars? I seem not to want to let go of them.