Look Out World

June 23, 2015 § Leave a comment

Stuff to Make

November 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Cool bib necklace from ReadyMade

Papier mâche balloons (time to try again)

Turquoise cowl

Houses by Night (this is really lovely)

and City Lights, Yemen (variations on a theme)



Sound Philosophy

January 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Well, I dunno. There’s things I’d rather not know. Seems to me… there en’t been nothing good for more than about five minutes ahead. Like, I can see now, this bath’s nice, and there’s a nice warm towel there, about five minutes away. And once I’m dry, maybe I’ll think of summing nice to eat, but no further ahead than that. And when I’ve eaten, maybe I’ll look forward to a kip in a comfortable bed. But after that, I don’t know, Lyra. There’s been terrible things we’ve seen, en’t there? And more coming, more’n likely. So I think I’d rather not know what’s in the future. I’ll stick to the present.” — Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass


August 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Recipes to Try from Sally Schneider’s A New Way to Cook

August 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

More a reminder to myself than anything.

Chickpea Stew with Saffron and Winter Squash
Coconut Milk and Banana Ice Cream
Bourbon Baked Beans
Baked Penne with Wild Mushroom Ragu and Ricotta Salata
Rosemary, Lemon and Pepper Focaccia
Cucumber Salad with Curry Cream
Salmon Cured with Aquavit and Juniper
Mozzarella Risotto
Greek Style Potatoes with Lemon and Thyme
Yuzu and Ginger wafers
Root Vegetable Crema
Green Mango Raita
Real Jellies
Lavender and Rosemary Syrup
Mashed Turnips with Crispy Shallots
Warm, Crispy Salmon with Balsamic Essence and Lentils
Rosemary Buttermilk Biscuits

But tonight I shall attempt Jamie Oliver’s Cheat’s Pizza menu, seen here. I’m really loving his 30-minute meals; for a dinner party last month I did the Piri Piri Chicken and sides (for eight), and it went off pretty well.


Sally Schneider’s The Improvisational Cook is super-inspirational, as is her blog, The Improvised Life.


August 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Rather than sending in dozens of resumes for less-than-inspiring employers who won’t even consider me, I’d prefer to be developing a secret supper club or making plans for a Reading Weekend.



June 15, 2011 § 2 Comments

I still haven’t come across the movie this references, but I love it anyway.

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