Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009


There was a man on the boat who could take the peel off an orange in a way that made it look like a frog.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009


It's fine during the day but at night something sinister rises up with the fog and then it's better to be indoors.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


The cake plate was her mother's. She sold it to me for fifteen dollars.
 "I went to Staten Island, Sharon
  to buy myself a mandolin.
  
  And I saw the long white dress of love
  on a storefront mannequin.

  Big boats chugging back with a belly full of cars
  all for something lacy.

  Some girl's gonna see that dress 
  and crave that thing like crazy."

  -Joni Mitchell, Song for Sharon, Hejira

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Sometimes I just wish they would write the idea on an index card and save me the bother of having to look at it.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Birthday lunch for Edna Lewis

potted shrimp on toasts and a champagne cocktail with geranium syrup
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steamed asparagus with lemon juice, duck drippings, parmesan, chopped fresh tarragon and a fried egg
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pan roasted quail, sweet potato souffle, and sauteed watercress
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Red Leicster cheese with apples and good mostarda
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strong coffee ice cream
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brandy and candied grapefruit peel

Friday, April 10, 2009


I have to put out champagne and perfume so that one of them will come and inhabit my body.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I am a Vuillard man myself.
Things to eat (mostly sweets) in San Francisco/Berkeley, California.

Bergamot or Tamarind Chile Caramels at Miette
www.miettecakes.com

Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake at Tartine
www.tartinebakery.com

Cornmeal Cherry Scones, Cheese Bread, Brioche Buns, Morning Buns, and lunchtime pizza at The Berkeley Cheeseboard
http://cheesboardcollective.coop

New Orleans style Iced Coffee at Blue Bottle Coffee
www.bluebottlecoffee.com

A good and cozy place to stay is The Inn at the Opera
www.shellhospitality.com/hotels/inn_at_the_opera/

The Curry Fried Chicken at Foreign Cinema is very nice, plenty for two not so hungry people.
www.foreigncinema.com




But she then said,"No, no. I'll just sit here with my yoghurt."