23 February 2011

23 April 2009

Gertrude Kasebier. American Indian Portrait. c. 1899.

I love this postcard. I love how old it is. I love how calm the man's face looks.

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16 February 2011

12 February 2010

William Kentridge. The Battle Between Yes and No. 1989.

This is one of Taina's favourite artists. I don't think I was aware of him until she had sent me postcards from him. I was lucky to see an exhibit of his when I was in NYC in April 2010. I saw why he is one of Taina's favourite artists.

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13 February 2011

Blood Orange Strawberry and Rosemary Marmalade

It's done!
Paddington Bear knows what he is talking about. Marmalade is amazing. I can't wait to try more recipes from this book!

12 February 2011


This past fall I made my first foray into canning. I made: pumpkin butter, pear ginger butter, crabapple jelly, pomengrante jelly, pickeled beets, pickeled carrots... and probably some other things that I can't even remember anymore. I loved it. I loved being able to reach into my cupboard for xmas gifts. So I haven't done any canning since the fall. Last week, my friend, Arjun, mailed me the most beautiful cookbook: The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook.
Arjun and I used to see the author selling her jam at the local farmer's market in Oakland. It was pretty great to see she had made a book. Receiving this book got me back on the canning kick. This book is lovely because it's organized to what is seasonally available. Although, as I'm not living in the Bay Area anymore, a lot of the fruit she uses will be harder to find here. Today I decided to try to make Blood Orange, Strawberry, and Rosemary Marmalade. I know it's not strawberry season here, but I'm pretty sure I won't be able to get blood oranges when the strawberries are in season here. I'm also not sure how much of a fan of marmalade I am. I can't remember the last time I had it. I remember wanting to try it as a kid because it was Paddington Bear's favourite food, but I remember not being too impressed with it. I make a lot of things because I like the process and aesthetic more than the food itself. Hence, making the jellies. I'd much rather have jam, but jellies are just so pretty to make. I'm sure this marmalade will be delicious. I'm not a big orange eater, but during blood orange season I eat them voraciously. Marmalade in this book is a two or three day process. This marmalade will be done tomorrow. If all goes well, I will attempt Lemon Pink Grapefruit Marmalade next weekend, as it is grapefruit season. I'm looking forward to the fall to try Cranberry Pomengranate Marmalade.

09 February 2011

09 Sept 2009

Joan Miro. Painting. 1933.

This is probably one of the first cards I got from Taina after I moved from the East Bay, California to Hamilton, Ontario.
This card reminds me of the summer I spent in Spain in 2000. I spent most of my time in Barcelona taking Spanish classes and exploring the city. I remember going to a different art museum almost everyday. There was an incredible Miro museum in Montjuic. I have a fabulous summer. I loved the art, the shopping, the food... I would go back to Barcelona in a second anyday.

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06 February 2011


I'm currently in love with this tattoo artist.

02 February 2011

28 June 2009

Fabric Cabinet.

I love this card because I love fabric. It makes me think of sewing and the piles of fabric I own. Taina liked the card for the same reason.

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