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noah purifoy

November 4, 2011 by jason

Noah Purifoy’s Desert Art Museum in Joshua Tree, California… Really incredible stuff, a wild collaboration between artist and nature, a surreal experience to walk through, it is 10 acres of assemblage sculptures in the wild and crazy desert.. Highly recommended if you are going out there.  A quote from the artist : “I hope my […]

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a sign

October 20, 2011 by jason

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shiso buds

September 27, 2011 by jason

Its that time of year again.. when the buds on my shiso plants are ready to be clipped!  When they are not too soft and not too hard, just around when the little white flowers show up, I think it came early this year actually.. Today I am pickling them. Here’s how: Wash the clipped […]

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speaking of honey..

September 21, 2011 by jason

Honey mushrooms are out in full force this week!  This past weekend we found several clusters of them in the forest, which I pickled and put in olive oil.. then today while driving I spotted a huge bunch off the road! SCREECH! Maybe stir fried with veggies?  Honey mushrooms grow in clusters, have a white […]

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Hurricane Granola

August 31, 2011 by jason

Making granola is the perfect rainy day activity, so of course when Hurricane Irene came to town, I was excited to make a new batch.  Here is the super easy recipe I use, taken from a great cookbook called ‘The Splendid Grain’ by Rebecca Wood  .  Enjoy!!!   GRANOLA Preheat oven to 320 F Combine […]

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A Painting

August 16, 2011 by jason

This weekend at a Long Island yard sale we came across this mind-bending self portrait.  Apparently from the 1970’s, and apparently by a Westhampton artist who got “hooked on some problems” and is now a taxi driver.  This all from the man i bought it from, who was also selling several trumpets and some deer’s […]

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August 9, 2011 by jason

Found this in a gas station in Northern Norway a couple of weeks ago. Not only is it useful (for wiping condensation off of your car’s windshield) but it also has super graphics! Imagine the fright of this poor soul who has managed to wipe clean a section of their window only to find several […]

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breakfast here and there 2

June 1, 2010 by jason

The Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant at the Kaimana New Otani Hotel in Waikiki serves a breakfast I dream about all year!  Fresh pineapple, poi pancakes with coconut syrup, Portuguese sausage, and macadamia crusted french toast.. all under the magnificently twisted hau tree on the beach.. the decor is pure pink and white – how fancy! […]

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Breakfast here and there

May 17, 2010 by jason

Going to Iceland anytime soon? I wish I was!  If you do find yourself in Reykjavik some early morning, try our favorite breakfast spot, Grai Kotturinn, a perfectly small cafe owned by artist Hulda Hákon. The atmosphere is very relaxing, with shelves of old art books, kind folk behind the counter, and try their pancakes […]

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