pecan sconesMy partner made these pecan scones last week. The case knife comes from his family.

No baking this week, no obscure Scandinavian jazz, no English football (no yelling), no crazy dances from my son as he jumps through the room. They are out of town.

I miss you guys.


Seasons of Adorable

My partner bought me this book years ago:seasons1The illustrator, Yamato Suzuki, is clearly an unsung flippin’ genius.

seasons7I start cackling every time I read this page:

seasons2Sad little girls…

seasons5                                seasons6  Little snow ghosts!

seasons4Nothing can defeat Japanese cuteness. Nothing.


scone1These scones were made by my partner. The thoroughly obsessed may recognize this stoneware as W. Dalton Imperial in Tangerine. We found a big set at a stoop sale last weekend and it is my partner’s favorite pattern. I went through a minor aesthetic crisis over having to switch out blue dishes and I’m now almost over it. Almost. Earth tones ignite a lot of California-related ennui inside of me.

casestudyBrazilian Fazenda Passeio beans from Case Study coffeehouse here in Portland. Amazing, smooth-ass coffee.