one note: ginger

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I wrote today’s post as a guest for the Boston food blog kathycancook.com (she’s my sister!). Want some recommendations on how to add more ginger to your life? You can find the full text there (or just follow the link below).

I like ginger a lot.

A relative of turmeric, cardamom and galangal, this spicy rhizome can play for both the sweet and savory sides. Compelling and versatile, it is available in many forms, most of which I have in my life.

Here are some favorite incarnations:….read more

weekend inspiration #3: ikebana

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Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, is a great metaphor for personal style, I think. You take natural ingredients and mold them into the desired configuration with the help of scaffolding, highlighting and obscuring different elements as you go, seeking balance and harmony. The end result is a unique, purposeful silhouette, natural yet unnatural, tailored to the flowers themselves as well as the environment.

Also I find them a compelling use of space, when I like them.

history: baby sphinx (vol. i)

It’s a little eerie how much I look like myself.

I still drool sometimes, too.

then (I still drool sometimes, too)

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now

I even make the same faces still. Mostly dubious and curious faces. And like the same things. And sulk about the same things.

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on the menu: Greek yoghurt with raspberries, honey, Spanish almonds

fresh raspberries w/ honey and roasted almonds over Greek yoghurt

fresh raspberries w/ honey and roasted almonds over Greek yoghurt

Breakfast.

Thanks to my sister and her connections at the Armenian market for the almonds, which are excellent.