Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall in Blue hill at Stone Barns-1

The last time I visited Blue hill at Stone Barns was at our friends' wedding. It was one of the most beautiful and memorable ceremonies. This time we enjoyed the fall all over the farm.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Forbidden kima curry

Since ground lamb was sold out, I bought beef instead. I feel little guilty for using beef for Indian curry...Anyway, I cooked it quick like Indian mothers make their daily curry for short time. I added potatoes, chick peas and carrots. Of course, chai for after the meal. I heard that milk works for the heat. Not water.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

baby set fro miss.L.

I made a baby set for Miss. L. I found a perfect basket for it and stuffed with felted vegetables I made. Miss. L is now in her mom's country to see her family and to celebrate her great grand ma who is 100 years old!
I am looking forward to going on a picnic at central park with her, carrying full of tasty goodies in a basket.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Grilled scallion and artichoke dip

I was wondering where I would go for my next trip. Spain sounded like an interesting scene in Europe. OK, so I started by watching Anthony Bourdain's no reservations Spain episode. Hmm....there seems to be very passionate and maniacal people out there!
I got so excited and changed my dinner plan and rushed to get some Spanish ingredients.
One of the highlights was grilled scallions with dip. I don't know about the dip, so I just mixed artichokes, garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and olive oil in the food processor.
What a feast. I simply grilled vegetables on a grilling rack that was handmade in Kyoto. Yum.

Pictured is a gray plate I found at the flea market for $8!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

simple forms

I was throwing vases while imagining my favorite kind of flowers. I just felt like making simple forms with a color like roasted marshmallow.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

fabric, fabric, fabric!

I went to the garment district to see fabric. My friend and I ate lunch at my favorite cafe
before we went. At the cafe, pink on the walls and the same color palette in the chair cushions caught my eye. I was ready to get inspired.
At the garment district, I was browsing thousands of fabrics at retail stores and grabbed samples that caught my attention. From my picks, I could clearly see my taste. I like deep colors, not prints, but textures, and interesting combinations of colors and stripes.