veggies

  • spicy tomato and pepper dip ( Persiana , 30)
  • fig and green bean salad with date molasses and toasted almonds ( Persiana , 175)
  • shirazi salad? ( Persiana , 178)
  • harissa-marinated asparagus ( Persiana , 193)
  • green beans with olive oil ( Zaitoun , 50)
  • asparagus with eggs and za'atar ( Zaitoun , 57)
  • roast romanesco cauliflower with tahini and pomegranates ( Zaitoun , 78)
  • everday Palestinian salad ( Zaitoun , 81)

proteins

  • fava beans with garlic, dill, and eggs ( Persiana , 10)
  • Persian herb frittata ( Persiana , 27)
  • Safavid-style beef pastries ( Persiana , 38)
  • spiced beef and potato cakes ( Persiana , 43)
  • lahmacun ("turkish pizzas"; Persiana , 30)
  • hummus (with fresh veggies; Zaitoun , 22)
  • hummus with spiced lamb ( Zaitoun , 25)
jan 16 2022 ∞
jan 16 2022 +
  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Read (meant to be a beach read in OBX)
  • The Southern Book Club's Guide to Vampire Slaying by Grady Hendrix (borrowed from Kate)
  • Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser
  • in progress: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
dec 23 2021 ∞
jan 8 2022 +

reading list

  • November 28: John Milton, "How Soon Hath Time"
nov 24 2021 ∞
nov 28 2021 +
  • waffle lounge set with wide leg pants
  • brown combat boots
  • flared jeans
  • polo
  • henley
nov 17 2021 ∞
nov 17 2021 +
  • Those white and orange seashells from North Carolina
  • Prescription sunglasses
  • The weight of being a PhD student lifted off of me
  • Seeing my dissertation printed and hardbound
  • Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
  • L's cat, Edward
  • Hosting people for dinner at our little house
  • Filling the bird feeder for Ram
  • Always having a bowl of lemons and limes in the kitchen
  • Antique tea set from Oma
  • Herbal scents
  • Family heirlooms
  • Deep tissue massages
  • Swimming with D
  • Potential and possibilities
  • Barclay Prime, holy cow
aug 10 2021 ∞
nov 28 2021 +

i can't put it into words or fully understand why, but i find my mind returning to them and i find myself feeling them

  • Primavera by Sandro Botticelli
  • Pulaski at Night by Andrew Bird
  • babbling brook sounds
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The New Pope season 1
  • Bratislava, Hungary
  • cacio e pepe and riesling in Brno
  • Late Spring by Yasujirō Ozu
  • being underwater
  • Fleabag
  • mountains
feb 6 2021 ∞
aug 23 2021 +
  • January
    • Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser
    • How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
    • The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by VE Shwab
    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • February: The Odyssey trans. by Emily Wilson
  • March:

books to read

  • Killer Content by Olivia Blacke
  • Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi
  • The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
  • The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
  • How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind by Pema Chödrön
  • Rabi'a: From Narrative to Myth by Rkia Elaroui Cornell
  • Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier
jan 8 2022 ∞
jan 16 2022 +

our food contributions for all our celebrations

m-sgiving

  • paprika-crusted tomahawk steaks
  • au poivre sauce
  • mashed sweet potatoes
  • green beans with almonds and shallots
  • Stone Fence
  • great grandmother's pots de creme

thanksgiving

  • brussels sprouts with honey butter
  • iced tea

momsgiving

  • sticky pineapple chicken

friendsgiving

  • salted chocolate toffee candy
  • Jersey Lightning punch
nov 21 2021 ∞
nov 21 2021 +

inspired by x

  • alcoholic drink : aviation
  • ancient civilization : Minoan
  • animal : black cat
  • artist : Sandro Botticelli
  • beach : Pseira
  • cheese : chevre
  • chocolate : milk
  • classical song : Moonlight Sonata
  • coffee : iced french vanilla latte
  • color : emerald
  • dessert : chocolate pot de crème
  • element : water
  • flower : peony
  • food : macaroni and cheese
  • fruit : pear
  • gemstone : emerald or ruby
  • gelato : stracciatella
  • Greek food : tiropita
  • holiday : Christmas Eve
  • ice cream : cookies n cream
feb 10 2021 ∞
aug 10 2021 +
  • Timisoara, Romania
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Lima, Peru
  • Istanbul, Turkey
jan 9 2021 ∞
jan 9 2021 +

from Dining In by Alison Roman

  • vinegar-roasted beets with spring onions and yogurt, p. 33
  • raw broccoli and basil salad with peanuts and shallot, p. 41
  • turmeric-roasted carrots with seeds and labne, p. 52
  • cucumbers and kohlrabi in crunchy chili oil, p. 61
  • raw and roasted carrots and fennel with feta and pistachios, p. 64
  • raw and roasted kale with pistachios and creamy pecorino, p. 84
  • apple and endive salad with parsley and salted almonds, p. 90
  • persimmons and pears with blue cheese and spicy pecanas, p. 93
  • burrata with tangerines, shallots, and watercress, p. 95
  • smashed cucumbers and scallions over garlicky yogurt, p. 112
jan 16 2022 ∞
jan 16 2022 +

of

  • pine-scented candles
  • twinkling lights
  • Christmas music on repeat
  • dry, cracked hands
  • opera fudge
  • seasonal depression
  • Vitamin D deficiencies
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • family gatherings
  • wrapping gifts
  • extra blankets on the bed
  • lit Christmas tree
  • cold floors
  • icy sidewalks
  • hot chocolate
  • too many Christmas cookies
  • early sunsets
  • peppermint mochas
dec 13 2021 ∞
dec 13 2021 +
  • Philip Larkin
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Mary Oliver
  • Marge Piercy
  • Mark Doty
  • Margaret Atwood
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Billy Collins
  • Julia Alvarez
  • Matthew Arnold
  • Robert Browning
  • Alfred Tennyson
  • Langston Hughes
  • Emily Dickinson
  • William Butler Yeats
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • A.R. Ammons
  • Allen Ginsburg
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Walt Whitman
nov 23 2021 ∞
nov 28 2021 +
  • Spanish paprika
  • saffron
  • Greek oregano
  • Aleppo pepper
  • coriander seeds
nov 14 2021 ∞
nov 21 2021 +
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named for Gordon Ramsay and Ramesses II

  • Ram
  • Rams
  • Ramby
  • Rammy
  • Chicken
  • Mr. Cat
  • Kitten
  • Tuna Face
  • Ramazon Prime
  • Ramzan
mar 9 2020 ∞
mar 9 2020 +