one of my favorite things

Posted by on Jul 29, 2010 in food | 5 Comments

Pesto! And my mother-in-law knows. And she grew me a ton of basil. So I added to 1 amount of basil, 80% parmigiano, 60% pecorino romano, 80% pine nuts, 50% olive oil, salt and garlic to taste. Tonight the kids had green pasta for supper, we had trofie with green beans and potatoes with pesto, […]

peach and blueberry and blackberry and pistachio crumble

Posted by on Jul 25, 2010 in food | One Comment

the other day I saw  this and thought: A-HA! and I set out to make it right away only to find halfway through that buttermilk was nowhere to be found in my fridge. It had gone with a double batch of pancakes the day before, that floozy. So instead of  cobbler I made crumble. The […]

on a side note…

Posted by on Jul 21, 2010 in reviews | 5 Comments

this girl here saved me. It’s hands down the best manual breast pump I’ve ever used and believe me, I’ve tried quite a few. I’ll go to town and say it’s even better than the hospital medela I used all the time while Damiano was in the hospital. It’s simply fantastic. No hand cramps, 10 […]


Posted by on Jul 19, 2010 in art, I wanted to be an architect, images, life | 5 Comments

Okay my friends. I just happened to find myself. The castle was awesome. Bertoia chairs greeted me the first time I got lost, deemed a good omen. This huge mural smiled to me. I loved it. hurray for getting lost in cool castles. I got a nice t-shirt. And also a nice pencil and a […]

okay here’s the thing

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in art, I wanted to be an architect | 6 Comments

I got this email the other day. It says that I have to go away next weekend, leaving my boys behind, sleep 2 nights in a castle, on the floor, in a sleeping bag, bring my pencil and my glue stick and scissors, and prove that I have to be admitted to study Art and […]

lots of chores, lots of fun.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010 in prattle | One Comment

I haven’t been around here much for two reasons: first is that I have something going on I don’t want to jinx; and second: I haven’t got a minute free from kids or chores or tiredness. We’ve been enjoying the pool. I’ve been enjoying my kids a lot. Although I’ve also enjoyed lots of help. […]