Sochi Snacks

Sochi Snacks

The Opening Ceremony is finally here! I’ll be honest I was almost too excited to sleep last night. I would like to thank these particular Winter Games for providing me with the perfect, completely rational, argument for copious amounts of vodka and caviar during the ceremony. (Or for the whole two weeks, I suppose we’ll see how the medal count turns out. I mean one has to celebrate with the team, am I right?) The only thing missing from the above list of necessities is a big box of tissues for when I inevitably have my we are the world – humanity is so beautiful –  look how well we all can get along – I’d like to give the world a hug moment.

purple potato chips with creme fraiche and caviarbliniborscht with short ribsMomofuku cereal milk White Russian

Bookworm

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People, I am tired. The holiday season is like twirling round and round, smiling wide as everything swirls happily about, and then collapsing. When I was little it was collapsing in a fit of dizzy laughter and going again as soon as my legs could hold me up, now I just think oh my God I need to sit down before I hurt myself. And get a drink.  (I know this because yes I have physically twirled in my living room semi-recently. Sober, for the record. It’s not like that.) 

I’ve made two attempts at novel reading thus far in 2014 and it just isn’t happening, the brain does not want plot and drama and thoughts. I want to sit, relax, sip a cup of tea, and look at something pleasant. These books are doing the trick, and I must say it is refreshing not to be chewing on my fingernails worried my favorite character is going to die in the end. We’ll be back to that next month.

Frank Pick’s London by Oliver Green  -  The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz   –  Things I have learned so far in my life by Stefan Sagmeister

Gourmet Globes for the Golden Globes

Golden Globes Snacks 2

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn freaking out over wedding season? That’s pretty much me when it comes to awards shows. Except I don’t make elaborate plans to crash any of the ceremonies (though I do have elaborate daydreams of being invited to attend, hopefully by George Clooney),  I just get entirely too serious about finger foods and cocktails.  And as you can see I’ve decided that this year everything shall be round in honor of the Golden Globes. Just add wine or champagne to these three edible “globes” and you’ve got yourself a little party. Enjoy, and say a little prayer for all the poor winners who forget to thank their spouse.

recipes: smoked gorgonzola and rosemary cheese ballsgoat cheese stuffed mushroom capstruffle arancini

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