what i'm loving these days...

the melon baller.
fage 2% with honey. mainly the chewy consistency of honey that's been refrigerated.
the cook's thesaurus.
the q train and all of its express qualities.  
this video about mochi.
watching 20 minutes of downton abbey each night.
this identity crises weather.
donny's personal.
the new tegan and sara {it's on the playlist!}.
toasted sesame oil. 
rearranging things.
dough that requires boiling water, it is cozy for your hands on a cold day.
lotsa vegetables at breakfast.
dreaming of ramp season.
planning my hanukkah/thanksgiving menu.


what i'm loving these days

black jeans: my instructional photography book that i've been reading on the subway leaves no brain power to remember to cross my legs and sit like a lady, and i've lately found myself working right up until 10 minutes after i should have left to go to something. this obviously leaves no time to think about skirts or fashions. enter: my two pairs of black jeans, one by cheap monday and one by bulldog. they go perfectly with all of my three sweaters, they're forgiving when i eat too many sandwiches, and they transition so gosh darn seamlessly from day to night.

marzipan: when pumpkin season ended, marzipan season began. and, oh, how i'd been counting down the days. nothing says the holidays like a marzipan cookie dunked in marzipan hot chocolate that you share with your pet marzipan pig. my marzipan plans for the season include stirring it into yogurt, making donuts with it, and possibly attempting a princess cake

BLTs: would there actually be any long term consequences of my decision to eat only BLTs and marzipan things for a week or six? other than my unsurpassed happiness? this simple sandwich that i've been making with homemade aioli, romas, butter lettuce, and turkey bacon is--in this week's version of my opinion--the best sandwich ever in the world.

trader joe's mesquite smoked almonds: these things are the sophisticated grown-up answer to cheetos in the way that the entire time you're eating them you think about how it's possible that these taste so good and you want to know why they weren't invented until they were invented.

all of these end of the year top ten lists: so that i can relive my fomo about missing einstein on the beach. and so i can see how many more-qualified people agree with me about roomful of teeth and lost in the trees and my other favorite music-makers nailing it this year.


what i'm loving these days

florida. tomorrow. before hanging up the phone with me this morning, mum said "see you tomorrow!" that made me sooo happy. it has simply been way too long.

this trailer for dog days.

brussels sprouts. and buying them on the stalk and carrying like a baby all the way home. yesterday maria and i had them covered in parmesan at parm, tonight i'll be making them with rosemary and apples, and yesterday ashlee posted one of my favorite recipes.

mrs. meyer's clean day lavender scent. i'm noticing a pattern in all of the restaurants i love and that is that their bathrooms have mrs. meyer's lavender hand soap or room spray or a poop candle... i finally couldn't take it anymore so i, for the first time in my life, spent way too much money on hand soap and room spray. $10 for a poop candle though simply can't be justified... just don't poop in my bathroom, people.

yogurt cheese. my yogurt cheese affair began when i woke up once starving in the middle of the night. the only thing in the fridge was my roommate’s yogurt cheese. so i ate all of it. and then bought her another pack, which i am now eating all of. oops. also, it being yogurt makes it good for you, i think.

eating away sandy. this week donny bought dozens of sweets from the robicelli's, whose entire inventory was wiped out by sandy. donny obviously shared, and i got to indulge in an unreal sweet potato cupcake.