Because everything is better with dragonflies…

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Tea today:Stash’s wonderful Mangosteen Green with half a lemon in it. Teacup today: dragonfly bowl. Look at the color of this stuff. It’s jut beautiful. Taste is tart and fruity, a tiny bit astringent. Yum. Sun is coming out. We lost a lilac and some gutter: we got off easy, considering what’s going on just [...]

Not exactly a Friday Night Cocktail: The Long Island Express

Monday, October 29th, 2012

This is a Hurricane variant, Yankee-style. In honor of the Frankenstorm, I decided that a cocktail was in order–and the cocktail in question was an obvious choice. I didn’t have any pineapple juice–and I wasn’t about to go out in this to get some. Leaves are slapping the windows like angry hands; the trees are [...]

Overture to a Frankenstorm…

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It’d be a perfect gray, blowy day if we didn’t know what was coming. It’s actually quite beautiful out, if a bit windy and misting rain. I did not run this morning; Wednesday I hope to resume regular training. Today and tomorrow will be yoga days, and my body will probably be the better for [...]

Bones of the omn nom nom nom nom

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The cookies came out. In honor of the Frankenstorm, I made cookies. “Bones of the dead” (Ossi di Morti) seemed appropriate to the day–as my housemate pointed out–although I tweaked the recipe a little. Brown sugar (because that was what I had), half King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour, and almond milk in place of [...]

Friday Night Cocktail: the Ginger Scald

Friday, October 26th, 2012

(Yes, my work table is dirty. How good of you to notice.) I lost the morning to running errands (Halloween candy–a must: we live on the town common, and they quite literally bus kids in to trick-or-treat. Last year, the town provided socialized candy, but none has shown up yet this year!–dinner necessities, hurricane necessities–gas [...]