blueberry smoothie

Simply Blueberry Smoothie

December 12

Apples and hydrants and cheeks kissed with cold
A fire is flashing, a paint stroke is bold
Red is the booth from which you can phone
Red is iconic, red is alone
A cloudless sky at noon, a cloudless sky at night
The deep, deepest sea. Ink, spilled when you write
Blue is fresh, blue is cold
Time ticks by, as blue grows old
And then blue swirled with red and a new world was here
Of magic and starfish and a dream of a seer
A birth of a colour, of berries that stain

And we call it purple.
Even so, nothing rhymes with purple.

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udon soup with soft boiled egg

Udon Soup with a Soft Boiled Egg

December 9

Before I started this blog, I imagined the kitchens of food bloggers to be filled with wonderful food all of the time, and especially, an endless list of┬áideas for dinner. While I can’t speak for anyone else, figuring out what to make for dinner is a pain almost every single night in our house. On top of the hassle of figuring out what to make, lately, there have been so many nights when it’s already 7 o’clock, we have no idea what to make and I’ve had to whip something up on the fly. Generally I want the meal to be satisfying but healthy and on the table in under twenty minutes. Luckily, this soup fits the bill.

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babaganoush (2)

Babaganoush

December 3

I keep buying eggplant and not knowing what to do with it. I feel like I use eggplant all of the time, but I don’t. In my mind it’s like mushrooms in the sense that it is super substantial and often used as a ‘meaty’ substitute in vegetarian cooking (why is that?) but in the end my uses of eggplant are limited to eggplant parmesan, eggplant with pasta, and asian-style eggplant. While I suppose that’s kind of a bunch of options, I was feeling like trying something a little bit different. So, I decided to make some babaganoush, one of the most classic, hearty dips in my books.

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rye crepe with winter fruit (1)

Rye Crepes with Winter Fruit

November 29

I discovered songza. It’s amazing. Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if your life had a soundtrack? I think that this is as close as it gets to that. You choose your playlists based on your moods, what you’re doing, the time of day and off it goes. Playing in the background, always. It’s especially soundtrack-y for me since I am pretty much always in my apartment, with my computer whirring away. Now that winter has set in, there are highs of -20 and I feel like I am stuck in a strange box, filled with lovely music. It’s not too bad.

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