Dizzy Swallows

Three Quiche Kitchen

December 17th, 2010

Hello lovelies! This week has been a busy one for me, as I’m sure it has been for you. The winter holidays are far and away my favorites, but they do certainly tend to devour time at an alarming rate.

This past week I catered for one of NWLA‘s events (a French Traveler’s Language Café to be precise), which gave me the chance to cook in The Center’s vast kitchen. I was humbled to find that for once in my culinary memory I had enough counter-space to cook comfortably. The yawning expanse that they call a range includes ten gas burners atop two huge ovens. It was nearly more kitchen than I knew what to do with. Not to be dissuaded, however, I soon filled the space with the soulful crooning of Aretha, Marilyn, and Billy, whilst doing my best to use as many burners as possible.

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Wishing You a Lovely Friday

August 20th, 2010

My darlings, another week has flown by. What are your plans for this fine August weekend? I intend to spend a good part productively assembling new canvases, and the remainder very unproductively sipping wine whilst lounging in whatever scraps of shade I can find.

I will leave you today with a few tunes for a lazy Friday. Enjoy!

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August 5th, 2010

Well my dears, I am safely back in Texas, more or less intact, with everything more or less as I left it…though perhaps the weeds are slightly louder in their demand for my attention and Sita’s belly is ever so slightly rounder.

I’ve always felt a bit adrift when I return from a trip, and it takes awhile to readjust to the rhythms of everyday life. Luckily this little fellow was waiting for me, as was the ever dependable solace of a good mixed tape.

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Music in the Monsoon

July 1st, 2010 1 Comment

July has brought a monsoon to Texas. Dark storm clouds are hunkered down over the oaks and mesquite like they want to make friends. For the past three days the hot rain has poured down in what can only be described as sheets. In that time, the pluviometer (the juicier name for “rain gauge”) has recorded nearly two inches. The road is a river and the behemoth trucks are boats. The yard is a pond. I half expect the house to shuck its foundations and float away. Or that we will wake up to find we have become an island in a sparkling lake painted by Hayao Miyazaki.

To welcome in July and to get us through the storm, I wanted to share my first mixed tape from 8tracks with you. Enjoy it in your own little summer boat.

July Monsoon
  1. Santa Maria Da Feira by Devendra Banhart
  2. La Familia
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