Saturday, October 17, 2015

In progress: St. Germain Liqueur (part 1)

I am currently in the process of making elderberry flower (elderblossoms) brandy (aka) St. Germain Liqueur with this recipe (see above) from my friend Malgosia. It all started when my elderberry burst into so many flowers that it looked like fireworks (see below).
Elderblossoms and elderberries are known for their medicinal properties and so I am thrilled to use my bounty to make this fanciful spirit! (a second post will follow once the liqueur is ready!). 


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Neat List - October

I am highly irregular in putting these lists together... nevertheless, here are some things I've been thinking about and/or have seen recently that I think are too awesome and/or interesting not to share here. 

1. Don Miguel Ruiz' "The Four Agreements" (good to remember from time to time).

2. Portraits of Unseen Domestic Laborer's  

3. The Painter of Jalouzi

4. Francelías Lancheros Parra 

5. Garden of Eden

6. The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Findland

7. Strandbeest (Khalil and I got to see a small strandbeest in Boston recently--can't wait to get to PEM to see the exhibit!). Check THIS out.

8. Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey

9.  Why it was easier to be skinnier in the 1980s

10.  Mr. Roboto (Khalil's current fav...haha)