isn't it nice when a birthday can last a few weeks? yesterday, a package arrived from an old friend. (thank you ingrid!) she may be the world's greatest packer. she could fit a week's worth of clothes in a sandwich bag. really!!!
-a copy of the new novel written by an old friend's wife (i am very excited to read this book!)
-a new-to-me top she no longer wears and i volunteered to take off her hands.
-amazing scented products from l'occitane (in addition to being a great packer she's got a great nose)
i also love this vintage apron from jillypickle! she has the best taste. thank you jill!
last night i made a shrimp & avocado "sushi" salad perfect for a summer night. it was a slightly altered version of a recipe from my moosewood cookbook and came out delicious. (see another version of this salad plus recipe here.) in the middle is rice mixed with carrots, scallion, radish, nori, and rice vinegar. i also got to use some of my wasabi powder to make a dressing. have you used wasabi powder? it's great.
i wrote this really awesome post about food and cooking and great links but typepad decided to delete it TWICE, so my 3rd attempt will be short and sweet.
i wrote about how my friend, steve, sent me the link to a delcious blog, bread and honey, written by two of his adorable friends. i haven't tried any of the recipes yet but the photos make me drool.
then i wrote about how i decided that at some point in my life i want to dedicate a chunk of time to imporving my culinary skills. i want to chop, chop, chop up vegetables at lightning speed like they do on tv.
and then i wrote about how jordan is nice enough to ooooh and ahhhhh over the dishes i concoct in our little kitchen. and how that makes me feel rad.
but it was all written in a slightly more verbose, very much more eloquent manner.