Paradise Found

"East, west, hame's best."-the wise words of Gilbert from Anne of the IslandYesterday I woke up to the sound of car alarms going off and the girl upstairs playing the Village People at about 8 AM. The former didn't stop for at least a good five minutes and, as for the latter, the general belief…

Zucchini Fest, Part I: Details Schmetails

"In life, as in literature, we navigate via the stars of detail. We use detail to focus, to fix an impression, to recall."-James Wood (How Fiction Works)Some days the details really matter: a little fog can chill you to the bone, exacerbating the feeling that maybe you're coming down with something; a simple phrase like…

Humpty-Dumpty Tortilla

"There is only one recipe--to care a great deal for the cookery."-Henry JamesI guess you could say that it all started on Bastille Day, which, for some odd reason or another, I like to mark in some small way: perhaps by having lunch at a French restaurant, a nice glass of French wine or even…

Dream Baby

"Everything aspires to the light. You don't have chase down a fly to get rid of it--you just darken the room, leave a crack of light in a window, and out he goes. Works every time. We all have that instinct, that aspiration." -Tobias Wolff (Old School)Today was the first day in my house-sitting stint…

Basically Bougie

What a lovely weekend! I had brunch this morning with a friend at a local gem, where you can find delicious blueberry pancakes, scones and lemon curd (no, I didn't eat all three! At least not any individual dish in its entirety! =P) and then we walked to the local farmer's market, where I found…

Winter Wonderland

The fog comeson little cat feet.It sits looking overharbor and cityon silent haunchesand then moves on.-Carl SandburgI'd like to preface this post by saying that, despite my choice of title, I'm more than aware that it's summer; I also know that, in some parts of the country, it's 100 degrees and positively sweltering, making everybody…

A Sunday Kind of Love

"I was talking about time. It's so hard for me to believe in it. Some things go. Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it was my rememory. You know. Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it's not. Places, places are still there." - Toni Morrison, BelovedBlogging is…