Archive for July, 2010

July 5th, 2010 - 2:40 am § in food

basic soup recipe

A friend has asked for my base recipe for a basic, generic soup, the soup that I can make in half an hour on a weeknight without much thought. So here it is. This’ll be a bit long and rambling, because I’m not really giving you a recipe, I’m giving you a process. I make [...][...]

July 4th, 2010 - 9:47 pm § in deck, thinking

Mason jar lamps

I’ve absolutely no clue what Mason jars are called in the UK. (Canning jars? Preserving jars? Fruit jars? I know a man named Mason patented a design for a canning jar in 1858, but there are other designs for canning jars, even if many people call almost all canning jars “Mason jars”[...]

July 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 am § in bath, thinking

artwork in the bath

Artwork on the ledge of the tub. I love the casualness of it, I love that the artwork and frame necessarily needs to be cheap because, let’s face it, it’s going to get splashed, especially since I love taking long baths, and I love that it means nothing goes onto the wall. In a rented [.[...]