Hi! I’m a long-time reader of your blog and felt compelled to comment because or worlds have now officially collided in full-circle. I grew up in OP, therefore love your nods to cinnamon doughnuts at the farmers’ market, and now live in Boulder. That beautiful photo of you in front of the flatirons captures Boulder fall beauty at its finest. Cheers!
I wanted to try that honeydew ever since I saw it on Quitokeeto & Heidi raved about it. Glad it lives up to it’s reputation (although I thought that bottle-opener was some sort of fancy brass knuckles…) ~!
David- The bottle opener is brass, so you could probably use it to defend yourself against the gangs of Paris!
Ileana- I don’t know how to pick. Keep watching Amazon, they sometimes have a deal for both. Ripe has more sweet recipes, Tender more savory.
Annie- Thanks! And yes, one of the books was The Woman Upstairs. By the end I had really grown to like the book and her writing, though there were moments throughout where I was unsure.
Talk about coming full circle…the owner of Purple Door was a counselor at my high school in Minnesota. I move to Milwaukee to go to college. My parents move to Oak Park. I find your blog, share it with my folks, and we’re all loyal readers. The former counselor moves to Milwaukee and starts Purple Door. I become addicted. Thursday, 10/17 one of my favorite bloggers is recommending ice cream from a former school counselor. My head is spinning! I want some whisky (ice cream).
This idea is still fairly new to me, but now I’m a total convert (just like your tip to add whiskey to oatmeal). Fell + Cole, an ice cream company in Seoul, makes green tea and whiskey ice cream with chunks of plum. I tried it this summer and it is as good as it sounds. Now, of course, I want to try just pure whiskey ice cream. Could it just be that whiskey makes everything better?
Hi Tim, I am wondering why you like triangles? My grandma liked triangles because she said it is manifestation for planes of existence. Mental, spiritual and physical. When we were little, she had this triangle wire model where she put her water for us to drink. The tip of the triangle she said is our connection to the universe. I thought it was weird but I honored her belief.
Ha! Yes, on the Nigel book, the whole (increasingly) long bookshelf of them! I, also, got mine from England last week, and have been madly dog-earing pages ever since (carrot bulgur porridge? who else could make this sound so intoxicating??).
The only problem being that I’m awful at metrics, and every Nigel I own is the UK imprint, and so rendered entirely in grams. Guess I’ll have to get with the program.