Monday, July 30, 2012

writing in the morning

I love writing in the morning. I guess it's nice to wake up and work while the rest of the world is still in REM sleep, but I mainly enjoy writing in the morning cus I only have two solid hours till I have to get ready for work and I don't have time to screw around i.e. go on the youtube karaoke channel and sing Bonnie Raitt.

Also, that's totally how I look when I write in the morning!

ps Interesting interview with a writer from The West Wing here. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

currently reading: jackie as editor

I like the mix of political gossip and the Mary Tyler Moorish story of going back to work for the first time after your millionaire Greek tycoon husband passes away.  Something we can all relate to. 

sunday pancakes

We didn't have milk on hand so I used half and half. These came out looking dense but were actually very light and sorta reminded me of Mcgriddles. If you're never had a McGriddle, I highly recommend trying one in the very near future -- with egg and sausage sandwiched between two, thin pancakes, it perfectly captures the delicate dance between sweet and savory.  Just make sure you have your cardiologist on speed dial. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

technical difficulties

I don't know what is up with Blogger but it is spazzing the eff out and messin' up my cute pink background! Think this is a sign that I should move over to Tumblr. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

improvised indian chick peas

I decided to start jotting down my recipes so I don't always have to scramble through the entire internet looking for something quick and decent to make, particularly a meal that doesn't require an elusive ingredient, like, fresh vegetables (I'm sorry, who has the time to get fresh vegetables on the reg?).

P and I were pretty hungry last night after a three hour outing to IKEA (we survived...I splurged on an outdoor candle's cute!). By the time we got home and unpacked our goods, it was close to 930 pm. So I tried to cobble something together with the stuff we had in the pantry.

I feel like chickpeas are designed for these on the fly nights. They're cheap, they have fiber so they fill you up, and they have protein so it's basically like eating a steak for dinner.

So here's a quick Indian recipe that is partially from Big Girls Small Kitchen blog and partially from my imagination after examining what was left in our fridge/pantry.  I didn't have any of the fresh veggies that the recipe called for and substituted ketchup for tomatoes (pretty jinius!). The chickpeas came out great and aromatic and bonus: taste even better the next day.

This is a great recipe if you're if you're looking for something quick and/or exhausted from an IKEA outing.

1 can of chickpeas
4 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of curry powder
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of turmeric

Heat olive oil in a shallow pot. Add the curry, cumin, turmeric, stir. Add the chickpeas. Squeeze in a bit of ketchup. Salt and pepper.

We drank: Smutty Nose Star Island Lagers

We watched: The Sandlot (Benny Rodriguez is still dreamy as ever)

walking dead season 3 trailer

 Are you excited about Walking Dead Season 3??? If the trailer's any indication, this next season is going to be zombie balls to the wall! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

fabrizio moretti and kristen wiig

Wait, he's not dating Binky Shapiro anymore? Does this mean no more Little Joy??? Ughz! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

summer dinner: bruschetta

When I told my friend Tony that I was making a dinner of just bruschetta for me and P, he was alarmed. "You're feeding your man bread and tomatoes???"

Well, when you put it that way!

With the heat these days, I want to limit my time near an oven or stove. And the tomatoes at our green grocer looked so red and jewel like that I wanted to adorn them on some crusty bread. Oh and I learned the key to good crusty bread is to TOAST it on the stove top with some melted butter. This way when you bite into the bruschetta it will be crispy on the outside and a little soft on the inside and you won't cut your mouth or lose any teeth gnawing your way through it (I eat like a wolf).

And this meal is filling enough for a man so don't worry!

We drank: Protocolo white wine

We watched: Frasier, season two, the episode when Frasier goes to Bora Bora with his new girlfriend and runs into his ex-wife Lilith!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

cohabitation so far...

We survived the Big Move of 2012! Sure the movers were 2.5 hours late and then showed up to the new apartment an hour late because they accidentally went to Fort Greene instead of Williamsburg (!!!), but either than that and the oppressive heat and the fact that it was also Del Close Marathon Weekend, it went off without a hitch!

I may have had one mental breakdown.

On Sunday, we celebrated our efforts by treating ourselves to a decadent brunch at Brooklyn Star and then the new Woody Allen movie, To Rome With Love. For dinner, I made steaks with garlic and parsley while P set up our study (he insists on calling it the Multi Purpose Room but don't be fooled, it's a study).

So far co-habitating hasn't been too different from independent habitation except I don't have to worry about going back to my apartment to get clean underwear and now I can have breakfast with P.

We've also been tackling some projects around the apartment and I think this weekend I'm gonna focus on my herb garden! I'll post about it here if yer interested.

Ciao for now!

Monday, July 2, 2012

2 Days in New York

I really wanna see this movie with Julie Delpy and Chris Rock! And it's cool to see the hipstery, romantic, comedic straight man side of Chris Rock. 
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