I realize I've been missing-in-action for a few weeks. Your comments and emails and questions about my whereabouts have been appreciated (and hilarious). I've so wanted to put something down, to let you know I'm alive and well, but couldn't bring myself to do it. A necessary break, I suppose. Not to worry, everything's been just lovely, busy with the holidays and wonderful new friends and a bit of cross-provincial gallivanting.
But I'm here now, wanting to share a little something.
I hadn't planned on returning with something as dull as a this, but my dearest Tara (of Seven Spoons) wrote about the simplest of things recently when she described the sweet mid-winter satisfaction of a fresh, crisp salad. Tonight, in an effort to eat something reasonably healthy, we had just that. And it felt just right.
Frisée and mixed greens, crispy shallots and toasted pumpkin seeds. Herbed and roasted beets, radishes sliced paper-thin. A light douse of a Meyer lemon mustard vinaigrette. It was perfect on a blustery night: bitter greens with the sweetness of beets against the smokiness of the seeds. Hearty.
And while I'm here, I feel like I should give you a little bang for your buck. Perhaps a few songs for your trouble and patience? Some brand new and shiny, others old and perfectly aged. Music has a way of meaning something different when you pull it out years later, familiar, yet through new
eyes ears. Please enjoy. And I'll try to be around a little more often.
Songs for Blustery Nights
1. I Follow Rivers - Lykke Li
2. I Wrote the Book - Beth Ditto
3. Drumming Song - Florence and the Machine
4. Prescilla - Bat for Lashes
5. Laughing with a Mouth Full of Blood - St. Vincent
6. Vesuvius - Sufjan Stevens
7. On Directing - Tegan & Sara
8. Chasing Pirates (Remix) - Norah Jones
9. Dust and Water - Antony & the Johnsons
10. Where is my Love - Cat Power
Note: To keep the songs in this order, select all the files in the folder and then drag them into a New Playist you've created in iTunes.