Archive for November, 2011

The Recipe Project

Hi there.  It’s been awhile.  A month of no posts, to be precise. Sigh.  But a lot has been happening:  kitchen cosmetic experiments,  window farming trials and tribulations, computer mishaps, terrariums.  All to be posted shortly, I hope.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share this link to The Recipe Project.  I have always had a soft spot for One Ring Zero – how can you not love a band that features the accordion in their line-up, as well as instruments like the claviola, theremin, and the cajon?  The latest in their concept album series has them partnering with well-known chefs to put their recipes to music.  Holiday gift, perhaps?

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The Great Pumpkin Sail

Happy belated Halloween!  Due to the freak storm last weekend (!), Halloween activities were a bit diminished this year, so I was glad we had already been to the Pumpkin Sail the weekend before when the weather was so beautiful.  Every October, the Central Park Conservancy holds their annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail on the Harlem Meer at the north end of the Park.  After hearing a fellow parent rave about this, we decided to carve up a pumpkin and go see what it was all about.

Arriving at the park, we turned in our pumpkin and watched as dedicated high-school students wearing waders placed them onto floats and put a candle in each.  As you might imagine, this took awhile, but the timing was perfect because they finished just as the sun was setting.  About that time, a witch paddled up in a kayak, attached the pumpkins to her boat and away they went!

Events like these make me love New York.  Happy Halloween and Feliz dia de los Muertos!  I leave you with this:

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