“We were together. I forget the rest.”

Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

Adoring: Once again… Lily Stockman. By now you’ve undoubtedly read about her Block Shop, as it’s been written up pretty much everywhere. If you haven’t, they are hand printed scarfs, designed by Lily, made in India using wooden printing blocks. Naturally, they sold out in a week, but you can sign up to be notified when more are ready.  Have a look.

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Wearable art, they are. In case anyone is wondering, I’ll take this one. For my birthday. Thankssomuch.

Craving: These Italian-style green beans. I made these for dinner last night, alongside chicken parm. I can’t overstate how good these are. The only changes I made were to use fresh green beans, and I used more tomatoes than beans. Oh, and I used these tomatoes, because they’re the best. I only wish they used BPA free cans!! Ok, now I’m off to eat the leftovers. And maybe write an email telling them to get it together with the BPA situation.


Coveting: These silk J.Crew pjs. Oh my. Sexy and spring-y and cozy all at once! (And I love the idea of layering the camisole under a blazer or cardigan.)


Excited about: Seeing Joel Salatin speak on Saturday!!  He is the gentleman farmer from Food Inc., and I could not love him more. Here are some of his words to ponder. Happy weekend, friends!

“How much evil throughout history could have been avoided had people exercised their moral acuity with convictional courage and said to the powers that be, ‘No, I will not. This is wrong, and I don’t care if you fire me, shoot me, pass me over for promotion, or call my mother, I will not participate in this unsavory activity.’ Wouldn’t world history be rewritten if just a few people had actually acted like individual free agents rather than mindless lemmings?”


2 comments on “Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

  1. shanna mallon
    March 22, 2013

    It makes me so happy that you made the green beans! Tim (and his grandma!) would be proud. : )

  2. jessica clare
    March 22, 2013

    Well thank YOU for the recipe! I just discovered your blog and can’t get enough :)

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This entry was posted on March 22, 2013 by .

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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