Thursday, July 7, 2011



A few things I'm really loving right now...

1.  Basil pesto from Out To Lunch, the private label for Whole Foods.  I put it on chicken, fish, pasta, sandwiches, etc.  My favorite thing to eat for breakfast when in a hurry...I crack two eggs in an extra large coffee mug, microwave them for a minute or longer, top it with a little bit of Parmesan cheese and dollop of this pesto.  It's so good. 
2.  Bon Appétite magazine with Adam Rapoport at the helm.  While I've let some subscriptions lapse, this is one I'm going to start taking in.  Maybe I'll learn more things to do with my pesto obsession.   
3.  Gingham.  I know - we all love it.  But here's the thing...I used to not.  I actually used to not like gingham.  But now I can't get enough of it.  I realize it's everywhere this summer but I'm going to continue loving it well into the winter under colorful cableknit sweaters.  Winter gingham.   
4.  Carnations.  I once told somebody that I was going to single-handedly bring back carnations and the color peach.  This was a solid 8 or so years ago.  And no sooner than I said it did Carrie on Sex and the City say that carnations were making a comeback when a guy stood at her door holding a bunch of pink ones.  See...look how darling you can make them look...(although, I really prefer white to elevate them).    
5.  Back when it came out, I was intrigued by the description of Gabrielle Hamilton's memoir, Blood, Bones, and Butter.  Gabrielle is the owner of the New York City restaurant, Prune, a major destination for food lovers.  Well, being the non-reader that I am, I put it on my imaginary wish list.  But then I ran into a fellow non-reader friend yesterday who said she's loving it.  So now I can't wait to get my hands on it.  Have you read it? 



The enchanted home said...

Oh I love gingham and pesto too!! I will have to give that shot a brand, looks and sounds great and I cook with pesto all the time!

Jennifer said...

great post! lots of love's here that I must try -- will grab some of that pesto, i haven't been to Prune in NYC but will have to try it when I am back in the fall and will look into her book as well. I do love gingham and love it on my boys! Wouldn't it be fun to have a heart on your house like this? hmm wonder how long it would take to get the ivy going... xo J

Sandy said...

Carnations are certainly a classy and classic flower. There are so many things you can do with them. And it doesn't hurt that they won't cost an arm and a leg to do so!