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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Oh, Joy(ce)!

Thanks to the talented, JoyceSu for the very necessary documentation. This salmon salad with citrus anchovy dressing was divinity on a dish. The grilled strawberries with fresh oregano on nettled goat cheese slathered sesame crostini was the perfect encore at teatime.

Monday, June 13, 2011


"The Duke In His Domain" is a great article which I implore you to read, by Truman Capote on Marlon Brando for The New Yorker, November 9, 1957.

As I speed through The Complete Stories of Truman Capote, engaged and enthralled, and prepare for my second, more serious read-through of In Cold Blood, I welcome the above article sent over by Bluebs. I've always had an affinity to Truman Capote, although I never knew why exactly... As I explore his worlds more comprehensively in the coming days, I hope to find that out!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Strawberry Wu-Barb Pancakes

Hip pic and cleverness all due to the lovely JoyceSu.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Crystal Method

Question: What Are the Crunchy White Crystals in Some Aged Cheeses?

Answer: Some aged cheeses like Gouda, Cheddar and Gruyere have tiny white crystals that are slightly crunchy when you eat the cheese. These crystals are simply lactic acid that has converted into a crystallized form. The crystals are a natural part of the aging process.

Definition: Lactic acid is created when the lactase enzyme found in milk is exposed to good bacteria during the cheesemaking process. This good bacteria is called starter, as it starts the process of souring, or acidifying, the milk so it can be turned into cheese.

I could eat these babies allllllll night long.
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Saturday, June 4, 2011


Splendour in the Grass

What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight ...

In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.

- William Wordsworth

Marvin Day

It's Saturgaye. A day for Marvin. He'll help me sort out my thoughts...
As I do my laundry and decide whether I'm moving into a new place or not.

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I'm an LA transplant now living in Brooklyn. I develop film projects by day, write at night, and have a dangerous predilection for vintage Robinson Golluber scarves- this blog serves as a tiny window to everything else I do when I'm not satisfying those first three passions. I'm trying to blog more and tweet less @annabelleqv. What about you?


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