Friday, July 31, 2009

Inspiring Photos

National Geographic photography will never cease to amaze me. The World in Focus Photo Contest is going on now. Vote or submit your entries here.
photo credit: National Geographic

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Iron Chef

Chef Morimoto came to Good Housekeeping yesterday to demo Miyabi Japanese knives. The presentation was both impressive and nerve wracking... Look how close this 7000 Pro series blade (freshly sharpened) is to cutting off his fingers. That takes some skill!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday Thoughts...

"We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting laundry."
- E.B. White

Monday, July 27, 2009

New York City Triathlon

Here is Ben running in his first triathlon which he completed in under 3 hrs! He is so happy to see me can't you tell? Here is a link to the complete results... inspiring!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Weekend Wishes

TGIF--Another summer weekend is upon us. Two precious day of lazy, sunny bliss. What are your plans? I will be hanging out beach-side in Fairfield on Saturday, and then watching Ben kick butt in his first triathlon early Sunday morning... Swimming in the Hudson doesn't strike my fancy. Photos to come! 

Monday, July 20, 2009

Easy Listening

This summer I am loving Alexi Murdoch. Check out some of his great tunes from the Away We Go soundtrack. I could fall asleep with my windows open to his smooth crooning every night. Enjoy my dears...

Now I see clearly, see that you’re I’m looking for
All of my days
So a smile, I’ll know I feel this loneliness no more
All of my days

For I look around me, 
and it seems that you found me, and it is coming into sound 
As the days keep turning into night, As the days keep turning into night

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FRESH - New thinking about what were eating

Last night I went to a film screening followed by a panel discussion at the French Institute Alliance. FRESH the movie inspires Americans to consider what we are putting into our mouths, and to really think about where the food came from and who grew it. Michael Pollan, interviewed throughout the film, explains America's food crisis. He clarifies that it is a social justice movement as much as anything else, because everyone should have access to wholesome food. Will Allen, urban farmer and the recipient of MacArthur's 2008 Genius Award, educates inner city populations on how to grow fresh produce and why it is nutritious. Allen said, "Food is at the foundation, but this is really about life."

Check out the trailer here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rainy Day BBQ Idea

My fellow New Yorkers, we are all fed up with this almost 20-day downpour, and are craving a juicy backyard barbecue. New York Times reporter, Melissa Clark, has a creative recipe that will satisfy your BBQ lust without having to fire up the grill. Check it out here.