Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cara Caras

This is a regular orange.

and THIS is a Cara Cara.

I long for Cara Caras the way the Dutch long for daffodils. The best part? It tastes the way you always hope an orange will taste. Every. Single. Time.

My favorite way to eat them is with red leaf lettuce, avocado and a little french vinaigrette.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The biggest self discovery I've made since getting married

I really really like having cut flowers in the house.

Every Thursday after work I buy a big bunch of a single stem.

The first time it was wax flowers (UNDERRATED!), followed by French tulips. Minh's favorite. Who's more romantic: Minh for liking them or me for getting them? Then came the ranunculus...ranunculuses... ranunculi (plural?). The petals just. Won't. Quit!

This week: a few mums. Keeping' it casual.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Craigslist be my valentine...

Super in love with our new desk lamp. Why yes that IS a milk glass shade attached to a 3-point swivel brass base. Thanks for noticing :)

The guy I bought it from lives in his sister's pool house and has turned it into a mini-version of the playboy mansion. It was probably 300 hundred square feet and had wainscoting, hardwood floors, and the wasp-iest hunter green wallpaper with tiny mallards in flight. He had one excellent leather wing-back chair and the tiniest galley table for eating I'd ever seen. I would have been really into it but he answered the door in a silk half robe and I'm gonna guess there wasn't much on underneath. But his sister had my back and in a fight I could take him and I REALLY wanted that lamp...

Broke a cardinal facebook rule: Don't meet dudes at private residences for purchases after dark, but with the sister present and the height discrepancy in my favor, I'll let myself slide.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012