if summer is here
MAKING: a delicious fried egg (over hard, yo) on kind of burnt multi-grain toast, a tiny white peach from the tree in my yard and the world’s best coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LISTENING: bob marley & the wailers, exodus nothing says ‘sunday morning’ like bob marley!
just hold your hand
MAKING: a lovely plain omelette with snow peas, summer squash & shallots in korean bbq sauce. i’ve been in a carb coma lately, so i decided to protein/veggie it on up! yumsville! LISTENING: wilco, yankee hotel foxtrot call it dad rock, call it what you will: haters, this is a gem of a record.
just about all i can take
MAKING: mac ‘n’ cheese with its best friend, spinach! (down to the wire on groceries here) i could seriously eat mac ‘n’ cheese every day. and i’m so broke, i just might have to! (yay!) LISTENING: devo, q: are we not men? a: we are devo! i thought i had taken a pic of both sides, but i guess not! here’s the back! sue me!
and everyone you fight
MAKING: joe’s o’s & corn chips. yeah i dip the chips into that hot mess, you bet. i have a hard time eating these, not because they make for kind of a ‘sad’ meal, but because trader joe’s already had a product called ‘joe’s o’s’ on their shelves (a cereal that bests cheerios at their own game!) when these spaghetti-o’s impersonators...
Anonymous asked: you put magic in these cakes?
some you leave behind
MAKING: pandan leaf bread & peaches the vietnamese bakery by my house calls it ‘bake pandan leaf cake,’ but i beg to differ. LISTENING: neutral milk hotel, on avery island my gal pal dara and i had been talking about how amazing it was that parks and recreation dropped neutral milk hotel as one of the character’s favorite bands, and so for some reason, upon waking i...
THE FIRST OF THE WHITE PEACHES ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks so much, TREE IN MY FRONT YARD! a.mazing.
lucky stars in your eyes
MAKING: SPAGHETTI (i didn’t mean to put that in caps, but now that i have, i really like it) smothered in leftover squash/zucchini/shallots (i.e. the vegetables i had in my house). LISTENING: daniel johnston, hi, how are you i almost passed out when i unearthed this gem at mystery train in amherst, ma.
bleed out, bleed out
MAKING: white cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese with a healthy side o’ spinach LISTENING: cults, cults why bands do self-titled releases is beyond me; it’s like having two kids with the same name. bo-ring.
then i start to panic
MAKING: shin ramen & cranberry aloe vera juice, cos it was a rough night LISTENING: violent femmes, violent femmes
weep to water the trees
MAKING: trader joe’s bran flakes/peanut butter tracks ice cream, a perfect balance of creamy/chocolately/peanut buttery/crunchy goodness (being a grown-up is way underrated) LISTENING: guided by voices, alien lanes i know, i know, i am in a GBV k-hole. i am fine with that.
waiting waiting waiting waiting go!
MAKING: the farmers’ market has squash blossoms right now, one of my all-time total favorite would marry and have babies with foods. yes. i am powerless against these orange wonders. they came with little zucchinis attached, for maximum food value: i chopped those suckers right off, sliced ‘em up and sauteed them with some slightly carmelized sweet onion: while that magic got...
i never will marry
MAKING: trader joe’s bran flakes (WHEATIES WITHOUT BULLSHIT IN THEM) & strawberries from the echo park farmers’ market, artfully accompanied by a mug of coffee. yeah there’s no milk in my cereal. not even soy milk, not even juice. threatened? LISTENING: the carter family, more golden gems from the original carter family i don’t care if they love jesus; their harmonies...
rambling in the west
MAKING: 1/2 peanut butter sandwich, kettle chips, star fruit not the most colorful lunch, so why not add some AMAZING FRESH-SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE, courtesy of the tree in my front yard! i will never get over living in california. ever. LISTENING: woody guthrie, poor boyfellow echo park resident, woody guthrie! oh to have been friends with him! we could have swapped travelin’ tales on my...
i know i think i know everything
MAKING: trader joe’s cheese ravioli with tomato sauce. of course i forgot i had tons of spinach in the fridge, WHY WOULD I REMEMBER THAT?! sigh. i am such a carb-addict. LISTENING: bunny’s a swine, literal breakfast golly, it’s so good to actually like your friends’ bands. bunny’s a swine are stellar musicians AND human beings. my fav song off this record,...
yes yes yes yes
MAKING: good-sized chunk of a baguette, cherries, glorious coffee sometimes i don’t listen to anything and just pore over the wildly informative pages of cook’s illustrated. this is seriously the best magazine on the planet, though i do wish they’d embrace color in their photography, use less illustration and stop putting paintings of random, out of season fruits and vegetables...
warholiannite asked: I <3 how you incorporate food with music. LOVE it. Which is your favorite Smiths album? Mine is Meat is Murder,
what i go through
MAKING: chicken, sweet onion & red pepper fajitas peanut butter & blackberry sandwich scrambled eggs, toast & cherries LISTENING: guided by voices, alien lanes, over and over, for days
home of the brave
MAKING: myself sick on memorial day. almost. let’s just say this is only one of the three plates of food i ate that day. yeah. I CAN’T HELP IT. i am a sucker for barbeques. LISTENING TO: my stomach cursing me out