Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Affluent Slugs

Someone just told me that snails are slugs who could afford a home. Now I'm feeling sorry for poor, homeless slugs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Guilty As Charged

Shopping at Urban Outfitters on Sunday, I found the PERFECT coffee cup! It describes how I ride my motorcycles... and approach my life.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bowling Outfit

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted a bowling pin. A real bowling pin. Never thought I'd get one but my local thrift-store had one on display so I bought it last week ($20). Sometimes you see odd items in vintage stores that can be turned into home-decorations. All it takes is a fun attitude.  :-)

To showcase the pin, I'm wearing a purple body-suit with embroidered flowers. I like body-suits even though many feel they're uncomfortable. I like their multi-directional clinginess. Completing the outfit are some stock items I have in pink-purple colors.

Opinions on the outfit? Thoughts about using a bowling pin as decoration?

Friday, March 16, 2018

NYC in March

I rode my BMW S1000R into New York City this morning. The temperature was cold and traffic was awful. But there are delights in the city to compensate for hardship.

I had a nice lunch (lobster bisque; lobster salad) and walked around Midtown. Found some cute sculptures.

Here are pics...

Thursday, March 15, 2018


I bought this top and skirt separately, not realizing how well they go together. It was only while playing in my closet that I saw their affinity for each other. Together, they're going places!

Honestly, I don't even know how to name these colors. Blue and green is as close as I can get but they are iridescent so one's perception of their hue changes depending on light and viewing-angle.

Whatcha think?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Last Human To Use Two Spaces
At End Of Sentence Dies

This parody-obituary is funny but actually not true -- I use a typewriter and leave two spaces after a period.

Last week I saw a terrific documentary ("California Typewriter") about people who still use typewriters. Tom Hanks is in the movie; he has hundreds of typewriters in his collection.

Have you ever used a manual typewriter? Do you know how? At the end of a line, the machine makes a noise (DING!) and you move down to a new line by pulling the "carriage return" from left to right. The act is fun and becomes automatic once you get used to doing it. Like shifting gears on a motorcycle.

I currently own only one typewriter but plan on getting two more. They are great collectibles: not only do they represent history but they can be used today for writing letters, etc.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Style In Everything

Presentation matters. We don't just eat with our mouths, we also eat with our eyes. Presenting a meal with style enhances the culinary experience.

A few months ago I bought some pretty yellow dishes at West Elm. I didn't realize at the time how much they'd brighten my meals. The attractive color surrounds my food with sunlight. Best of all, the dishes were on sale and remarkably cheap.

Here's my snack for today. Caviar, on sour cream, on Carr's Table Water Crackers. I love the flavor of caviar but its saltiness needs to be cut with something smooth. Sour cream (or cream cheese) serves that purpose. And, for the base, nothing beats Carr's crackers. They're sturdy and make plain taste a virtue. They serve what you place on them without interfering with its flavor.

Do you put any effort into how you present your food?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Coffee In A Cone

Take a waffle-cone, dip it in Belgian dark chocolate and pour in hot latte. What do you have? Coffee In A Cone!

I heard about this delight in a newspaper article earlier this week. A chic coffeehouse just opened in Manhasset featuring several creative coffee drinks. I went there today to try this one. Yumm!

Have you ever sipped coffee out of a cone?

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Living Well

In cold Winter, we hibernate indoors. Deprived of outdoor activities, my creative energy focuses on cooking. I've been making more -- and better -- meals. Which is nice 'cause you get to eat 'em.  :-)

I recently mentioned a seafood company in Alaska run by two women (Salmon Sisters). They sell wild fish. Last week I received a box of sablefish from them which I've been consuming with brio. Sablefish is very healthy, like salmon. I discovered it has a plain flavor which invites you to experiment with seasoning. I tried garlic salt, lemon, etc. This morning I ate some with a new hot sauce from New Zealand. Delightful!

The fish arrive in packets that are the perfect size for a meal. You keep 'em in your freezer until the day before you want to eat them, then move them into your frig for a day to thaw. Super handy.

Cooking the fillets couldn't be easier. Just pop 'em in an oven to bake for 10-12 minutes. Done!

A few minutes before they were finished, I glazed them with the hot sauce. It adds deep, rich flavor, not only of chili spice but also of butter. The sauce contains butter made from milk from cows living the high life on New Zealand grassy farms. You can taste the contentment in it.

A key to good cooking isn't complicated recipes, it's using good-quality ingredients. This dish is as simple as they come: it takes ten minutes to make, requires no prep or special skill and the result is fabulous. You're simply presenting superb ingredients in their natural glory.

That's the way I roll. Do you cook?