Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Better Together

This photo tells me that to be a true success at a tweed ride, I'm going to need higher trousers.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty

Pretty excited about this. I've been wanting a go-to vegetarian cookbook for main courses and side dishes, and this fits the bill exactly. Mostly Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired, but not heavy-handed about it. Made the sweet potato cakes (think crab cakes -- fritters, you might say), with a Greek yogurt-based sauce for dinner last night. Simple ingredients, easy to make, extremely delicious. I didn't think to take a photo of the meal since we had people over, but I'll try to document more of my cooking from this book in the future.

Instead of providing an Amazon linker, I'm going to recommend checking with your nearest independent bookstore and asking them to order the book if they don't have it in stock. It's a bargain at $35 US.

General Putnam's Ride

General Putnam, hearty and stout,
Certainly tired the enemy out,
Boulders and ditches he took with glee,
And from all harm escaped scot-free,
'Twas easily done for Old Glory's sake,
A-riding his Corbin Coaster Brake.

Friday, July 1, 2011

This Town's So Strange, They Built It To Change

Just Finished: William Faulkner, Light in August

The Internet, Brought to You By This Horse

This is brilliant. Via BoingBoing:
Fred, a Belgian draft horse, working with line crews to attach a fiber optic cable to a utility pole in East Burke, Vermont, on June 24, 2011. Fairpoint Communication hires Claude Desmarais and his horse Fred to pull fiber optic cable through difficult terrain in a effort to bring high speed internet to all of Vermont by 2013. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)