dinner time

Saturday, February 27, 2010

farfalle.

lemons and olives.

basics.

It's cold and dark in the evenings still. So we cook food that is warm, and comforting. Pasta with zucchini, or tomatoes, broccoli, even butternut squash once so far. Polenta. Ratatouille. A variety of persian stews. Soups with big chunks of bread to go with them. What is your winter comfort food?

good company.

Some perch themselves on the windowsill, curiously smelling the air, intrigued by what we are making...

i ♥ new york - snow day

Thursday, February 11, 2010

warm.

hood.

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Snow in New York comes with a special glow. As soon as I wake up, I can tell from the light streaming in through the window that the ground is covered with it, that big fat flakes are coming down, that the sky is heavy and full with more snow -- big clouds blocking out, filtering the sunlight.

I love that view out of our window. Rooftops and red brick. On good days you can see all the way to Staten Island. Though I seem to take that photograph every year when it snows, and then you can only see as far as a few blocks away.

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Today's Soundtrack
The Lovemakers - Love is Dead


elsewhere...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SPRING

sheep

cartloads of peace

not mellow

picture perfect

As New Yorkers prepare for a big snowfall overnight, here are some snippets of spring, hoping they will entice it here, with its bright colors and warm air, sooner.
These were taken in March of last year, as we visited my parents back in Italy. The last photo is the view from our home's garden. I have a Polaroid of that same view at my desk, and I look at it everyday. It makes me so happy.

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Today's Soundtrack
Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'

i ♥ new york - blue & gold

Thursday, February 4, 2010

brookl

hot and cold.

leftovers.

set.

New York is blue and gold in the early evenings. From my first days here, I noticed and loved the contrast between the cool blue skies shortly after sunset and the warm, yellow gold tones of the indoors. I imagine New Yorkers tucked in tight at home, preparing dinner, laughing, radio playing. Or huddled around tables at restaurants and cafe's, catching up, reaching out, finding warmth with friends and loved ones.

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Today's Soundtrack
Dave Matthews Band - Funny The Way It Is


february 3rd

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

lazise

Lazise, Italy.

...

Santa Elena, Costa Rica.

looking out.

South Woodstock, Vermont.
Three completely different places, at different times, in different seasons. Yet they somehow feel right together.
How is your week going? It has been busy over here... it's good to catch a break, pop in and say hello.