I have about a half pound of gorgeous CSA arugula to get through before Montana Thurs-Sunday. Ideas welcome.

I have about a half pound of gorgeous CSA arugula to get through before Montana Thurs-Sunday. Ideas welcome.


Planning out my weekend wedding game and found this. Not Montana-appropriate but I could’ve tagged along with Pam and Eric for this week’s True Blood excursion.

Planning out my weekend wedding game and found this. Not Montana-appropriate but I could’ve tagged along with Pam and Eric for this week’s True Blood excursion.


birchbox:

Challenge No. 11: Take a cold shower (which can be so refreshing in the summer!)

Into this idea.

birchbox:

Challenge No. 11: Take a cold shower (which can be so refreshing in the summer!)

Into this idea.


Two weeks ago and today. Progress.

Two weeks ago and today. Progress.


My main contribution to yesterday’s shower was a kale and blueberry salad with wheat berries and sugar snap peas, torn from the actual, physical pages of a Southern Living. Solid A, would make again.

My main contribution to yesterday’s shower was a kale and blueberry salad with wheat berries and sugar snap peas, torn from the actual, physical pages of a Southern Living. Solid A, would make again.


We are adding a wonderful woman to the family and that’s a pretty good excuse to throw a series of parties.


So much New England in my summer that it feels a little decadent this year.

So much New England in my summer that it feels a little decadent this year.


Worked from my favorite place for a bit this morning and I can confirm that the contents of that pastry case will definitely bring you to your knees.

Also, that little girl came in with flowers for the front table and proceeded to take down a kouign amann at a rate I can only describe as “impressive.”


I love new neighborhood spots. Osteria Langhe was great. Particularly loved the octopus, the crudo, the plin, and the roast chicken, but my favorite part was Aldo walking us through the menu and wine list piece by piece. That’s what made it feel like we’d managed a miracle and strolled right into Piemonte.

Then we walked back to America/the Tastee Freez across the street.


"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”Louise Erdrich, courtesy of much beloved MB Janssen

"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”

Louise Erdrich, courtesy of much beloved MB Janssen