29 July 2010

2010 Reads: January to July

The Pigeon, Patrick Suskind

Slightly disappointed I haven't accomplished more reads so far this year. Though Madame Bovary alone took quite a bit of time to push through. Hoping August - December will allow for more time to dedicate to more reading.

Tiny House

I want to build a tiny house. I don't own any property or have anywhere to actually put a tiny house. But I want to at least know how to build one. Vermont Tiny Houses offers weekend workshops to teach you how to build your very own 300 sq. ft. or less space. In one weekend! Everything you need to know! Vermont isn't exactly down the street, but I think a long weekend road trip for a project like this would be worth going out of the way for. I've always wanted to see Vermont anyways.

25 July 2010

Outstanding In The Field

This is one of the best things I've seen in a long time. Outstanding In The Field is a roaming dinner experience, a restaurant on wheels.

They travel across the country setting up their long tables outside in the middle of fields, crops, mountainsides, and shorelines. The food they prepare is locally grown from the region they are in and often prepared by a local chef icon.

Once the meal is prepared, the dinner guests (local farmers, producers and members of the community) gather around the long tables to dine, drink and enjoy together.

The majority of their tour list takes place out west. Unfortunately, I see no dates in Florida and only one in Georgia. Nonetheless, I joined their mailing list, in the hopes that they notice at least one Floridian is interested! They also have plans for a European tour in 2011.

18 July 2010


Found out recently that we are separated by only four degrees. I'm quite pleased about this news.

"I've plenty to learn everywhere." -Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Bright Star

Finally saw Bright Star the other night. What a gorgeous film! And lovely music too. And who doesn't love a good period piece about a famous author and his lover? I'm a sucker for all of the above.

'Bright Star'

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors--
No--yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.

- John Keats

16 July 2010


I cannot believe this has been going on and I am just now finding about it.

13 July 2010

Lamb and Yogurt

Quick. Tangy. And already had all the ingredients in the fridge ready to be thrown together. Served with orzo pilaf, delish.

Made In The South Awards

Made in the South myself, and appreciating most that there is to being Southern, as well as crafts in general, I'm really curious to see what this is all about.

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12 July 2010