February 21, 2012
I love coleslaw. My favorite being the one they serve at Gladstones in the Pacific Palisades on the ocean.In the middle of winter here in the cold midwest I’ve come up with a slaw that is not confused with a summer picnic cabbage based coleslaw yet still satisfies my coleslaw cravings. And, it’s simple, simple , simple…not even a recipe really…just a guideline. Take a bag of Brocco Slaw ( or rainbow/confetti slaw mix) that’s a blend of shredded broccoli stems, cauliflower hearts,red cabbage and/or carrots and add about 1/4 cup of chopped red onion. Mix up a quick slaw dressing of 1/2 cup of Hellmans, a good splash of cider vinegar, a teaspoon of Sugar in the Raw , a pinch of kosher salt and a grind or two of pepper. Pour over the vegetable mixture to lightly coat. Top with 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola. That’s it. An easy winter slaw with a surprise ingredient that won’t loose it’s crunch.
February 20, 2012
Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year…Tangerine Tango. If a dose of this injected into your neutral interior doesn’t shake things up, well…it’s time to start checking pulses. Don’t know where to start? Should the tangy Womb chair and ottoman ( Eero Saarinen 1948)at http://hivemodern.com/ make too much of a statement then maybe a Tangerine Tango Journal http://www.pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?pid=1270&ca=33 is just the ticket. Me, I’ll take one of each please.
February 19, 2012
tulips have got to be my hands down favorite. Parrots, fringed, Dutch or French…there is nothing that compares in the floral world. The range of colors is unbelieveable, white being my absolute first choice if given one. The blast of the coming season they provide is always welcome ( readily available and easily affordable). It is no wonder they were more valuable than property or gold and prized by earlier Asian and European nobility.
February 3, 2012
will surely be the reaction upon opening this amazing Valentine gift. An air plant, almost no maintenance is required…a mist of water every now and again will keep it’s sculptural beauty thriving. Beautifully presented in it’s white box this specimen Tillandsia from Flora Grubb Garden makes quite the modern statement. Me?…I’d love to recieve this. Wall mounted and multiples? I’d love it even more. http://shop.floragrubb.com/spectacular-xerographica-gift-box/
February 1, 2012
it needed to be said.
“The wise speak when they have something to say. Fools speak when they need to say something.”
Even 2500 years ago the message was simple. If you don’t have anything constructive to add to the dialogue, shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.