As the title of this post implied, here follows a collection of my edible adventures of late. I included some other goodies intermittently so it wouldn't get TOO foody.
so i had some avocados that were on the edge...so i decided to make them the centerpiece of this beauty.
1 handfull heirloom cherry tomatos
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
the lovely thing is that the balsamic vinegar disguised that the avocado was starting to brown haha. and the flavor combo was delish :]
IMPROVISATIONS ON A SPINACH SALAD
i whipped this up on my way to class on day, and it just blew my mind. somehow the textures just harmonized beyond belief.
1 handfull spinach
5 small white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lemon (juice)
2 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
Here's a shot of the paparazzi coming to film me on my way to class...just kidding, it's the news reporters the morning after the shooting. Sadly.
I have two research papers and a research project due, quite imminently in fact, but the good news is that it means I get to look through all these fantastic art history books! One is a look at Degas' portrayal of active vs. passive women, one is a mini art history book on Futurism, and the last is about how the Faberge eggs reveal aspects of Russian culture.
If you're interested in learning more about the Faberge eggs, here is an excellent website that gives a little annotated provenance of each egg. If you want to read about the amazing, National Treasure-like history of the greatest egg hunt of all time, check out the 1984 Renaissance Egg or the 1889 Necessaire Egg.
On Friday night a friend and I were able to attend a student directed performance of Peter Pan. It was a phenomenal production! The theater held maybe 50 people, including some on the floor, which added to the already intimate atmosphere and integrated the audience with the action even more.
The Narrator was "a painter" in the program, and I think it was quite creative to have the entire set composed of painter/studio elements, like easels, ladders, drapes, crates, etc. The paint theme was continued in the action because paint brushes were used as swords and knives. I thought it was a clever way to say the narrator was designing and creating the story, as if it were one of her paintings.
The costumes were also brilliant. They were a mixture of all eras, cut and tied in new ways and most splattered with paint. The mermaid outfits were my favorite: a shimmery green top and leggings, with shreds of tulle in different watery shades wrapped around just one leg, to imply a tail. Ingenious.
|toad-in-the-hole this weekend. tj's gf multigrain...mmmmm.|
|iPad cases? no, just some amazing antique Faberge |
cigarette cases from the turn of the century.
I bought some quinoa from Trader Joe's that you can cook in the microwave, which is necessary for me, because I have no pots. It is actually really great, although it requires like twice as long a cook time as it suggests on the package.
|some pretty prep work for...|
|...this delicious quinoa salad! (it was less blurry in real life.)|
Other than that, these weeks has been pretty typical. It rained once, which was interesting. I guess it really is fall!
Oh! Before I go...here is an absolutely fabulous and inspiring blog I stumbled upon whose aesthetic I adore. It has been one of the most inspiring procrastination decices I have encountered yet.
And one last thing!! Check out this amazing Ted Talk...I truly admire his ability to flip all conventional assumptions about sustainability on their heads. He truly understands the role of a designer in society.