First there was the trial that consumed my life (we won! Thank goodness), and had the jury deliberating so long that I missed my flight to South Carolina! But was able to make it in only a day and a half late, and still in plenty of time to enjoy Greenville and celebrate the wedding of two very lovely people. More on that later.
Now that I can catch my breath and get back in my routine, it's time for all the things that went undone during the last two weeks. Namely:
- Laundry. Needs to be done.
- A little self-care (my toe nails could use a fresh coat of paint - and I love this pop of bright hot pink)
- A trip to the farmers market to see what new treats are cropping up
- Maybe a little spring-time freshening up of my wardrobe? The J. Crew catalogue came in the mail and has been tempting me, not to mention the sale on their web site right now. I'm always a sucker for fancy sweatshirts. I also love these bright yellow shoes from Zuzii - they'd be the perfect complement to just about anything.
- Resuming my social life - starting with a trip this Tuesday to Speedy Romeo's to, unfortunately, bid a very dear friend adieu as she departs the city for jazzier pastures (on the plus side, someone to stay with the next time we visit the Big Easy!). Despite the sad occasion, I'm excited to go to SR, about which I've only heard very good things and perusing the menu tells me there's nothing on it I wouldn't be excited to eat. (And speaking of good pizza: a recent visit to Pizza Beach was highly successful and well worth the daunting trek to the Upper East Side.)
- Also time to visit the up and comers new to the neighborhood, including recent addition Pair, a wine and cheese bar across the street that I will be checking out soon.
- Obviously there's some cooking that needs to get underway. Aside from big batches of oatmeal and roasted veggies with quinoa to get me through the week without thought, I haven't done a thing in the kitchen and there are so many recipes calling my name: rhubarb snacking cake? ramp pizza? a pink cocktail starring hibiscus flowers and a beautiful spring time pasta with peas and fresh ricotta? Spring ingredients are a glorious thing.
- For a more involved cooking project, I'm eyeing this recipe for X'ian rice skin noodles shared on Food52.
- New posts to come soon, including the salad that got me through the winter.
Daybreak in the Meadow by Olivia Joy St. Claire.