Friday, October 30, 2015

Feel Me, Read Me, Make Me, Eat Me

Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all the things that come into view, stick into your consciousness, and become part of your thought patterns during the week.  Oftentimes I simply try to remember and reference internally, and at other times I try to relate them here.

I just read an excellent article from the New York Times on Edna Lewis, a chef and cookbook author who championed black Southern cuisine.  The article is a great example of how one can touch on so many issues - social, political, cultural - in a single forum, while introducing readers to someone who isn't, but should be, a household name.  I've put a hold on her book from the library, but I'm pretty certain I'll buy it.  The combination of her stories and the recipes, and the fact that Southern food is one of my favourite cuisines (along with Japanese), strikes a chord in me.  It's seems like a crime (and racist) that she isn't better known.

Karen Templer of Fringe Association and Slow Fashion October has a great compendium of sites that offer details on ethically & locally produced yarns, fabrics, and more.  The more you know, the more you need to know.  Learning should always beget more learning.

So I made the roasted brussels sprouts with kimchi and ginger last weekend, and they were awesome.  But I also made what turned into, if I may say so myself, the best expression of shepherd's pie our household has seen.  The mashed potato topping was perfect!  The season of comfort food is upon us!  Thankfully, so is hockey season; going to need to work hard to make room for all that comfort!

I think that's it for now.  Stay tuned for the clothing purge!  To give you an idea of scale, the image below shows only our clothing from storage and the studio.  The closet and the drawers have yet to be emptied.  Please don't judge!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, your clothes stash looks like my paper and fabric stash! You have a busy weekend ahead of you. I hope you have some comfort food at the ready.