Wednesday, September 18, 2013


That's me at three with a brand new
pixie haircut.
Went to luncheonette at the 5 & 10 after.
That's where I got the balloon on a stick.
As you can see by my expression,
I was not very happy with my new doo.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

one-pan pasta

A must try.
This was too easy.
Best to do now as
tomatoes + basil
are in abundance.

One-Pan Pasta (adapted slightly from Martha Stewart Living)
  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2- 3/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • Lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide among 4 bowls, and garnish with basil. Serve with oil and Parmesan.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013


was the band that played
on Sunday eve at Pinkney Park in Rowayton, CT.
What a special extra special treat.
Keep on eye on these gals....
Harmony deluxe.
Big.  Huge.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

you don't love me like you used to

The Lone Bellow
caught my ears early this year
thanks to WFUV.
The more I listen,
the more I love.
We saw them live at
Pinkney Park in Rowayton, CT
on Sunday.
More on that magical experience tomorrow.
Here's a taste for you now:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Holy cow.  
I have never felt so overwhelmed.
This end of summer & new school year 
has really thrown me for a loop.
 I feel a bit better and slightly rested
today, day #2 back to school.
So I am regrouping here
and not committing myself to anything really
until I am settled into this new routine.
Found this on 

Monday, September 9, 2013


Warm is a new fave shop in NYC.
This looks like fun!
Worth a trip I say.