Tuesday, May 29, 2012
i can't let may go without a tribute to fromage. and not just any fromage, but cheese from france. (goats and sheep and cows, oh my!) for st. honore's day, said bakery had the following samples: camembert le pommier (normandie), munster gerome (alsace), caprifeuille (loire valley), delice de bourgogne (bourgogne), agour brique (basque), and fourme d'ambert (auvergne). and all on ONE PLATE. i know, it's almost too good to be true. as i wipe the drool from my chin, who is st. honore, you may ask? he, honoratus (d. 600 AD), is none other than the patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs. where else could such aged culture (i.e. mold) become such a spiritual experience? pass the crackers and fig sauce, please...
Saturday, May 19, 2012
i GET to put on a school-wide art show each year. at a time when most districts
Sunday, May 13, 2012
i watched television not once, but twice this week; shocking, i know, considering the last time was--yes, we know lanette, the news for snow updates in january--but it's true! and what amounted to about 2 hours of shows, after dusting off said appliance, really taught me alot! consider the following video link from opb about farming (specifically wine-making) here in my very own backyard! (http://watch.opb.org/video/2232302077/)
Monday, May 7, 2012
now that i've gotten your attention, i just have to share the hippest in activity books. if you haven't already, check out what taro gomi has created in his line of funnery (yes i just made that up) for ages 3-103! it's teacher appreciation week and goodness knows i neither want nor need a ceramic apple pin or another coffee mug (although i will take the coffee, hint, hint). yes, it's the thought that counts, however...what showed up today was delightful! a copy of "play all day" which i promptly explored. so, if you can't find me, look no further than a grassy knoll in the sun where i'll be happily making finger puppets.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
as days lengthen and thoughts turn from book club to boat club, i nonetheless want to continue reading. i'm admittedly at the point in the school year where my mental capacity is akin to flipping mindlessly through the pages of beautiful magazines or looking at the pictures in children's books. a few fun reads going on: "the mysterious benedict society" by trenton lee stewart, "bringing up bebe" by pamela druckerman and "building BIG