Art: Sketching Around Town
The sketchbook that I carry with me all the time has been out a lot more often lately, especially in restaurants while waiting for food, and coffee shops while escaping the heat of the afternoon (and morning, and night, ugh - it’s hot!). If you know Austin, you might recognize some of these places. The real subjects of this book are certainly the people, though. I am endlessly fascinated by...
Cooking Inspiration: Peaches
Hello, delicious! It’s peach season in Texas. I’m hoping to make it out to a farm to pick my own, but in the mean time there’s bushels overflowing at the Saturday farmer’s market right down the street. The hard part is narrowing down the options… Definitely some peaches will make it to the grill. It’s the perfect way to glorify the unadorned fresh fruit. Slice a...
Sketching and a coffee to start the day. One of my favorite spots, just two blocks from home, Walton’s Fancy & Staple. The coffee is good; pastries are dangerously good (best in Austin? I usually go for the “golden egg”). Plus the combination of cafe and florist is pretty adorable.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies
Somehow, Peanut Butter cookies encapsulate childhood and being an adult all at once. I meant to dip the bottoms of these in dark chocolate then make them into sandwiches with banana butter cream filling, but, more pressing matters got in the way. You should try it and send me the pictures so I can oogle them and be jealous. Instead, I ate an embarrassing number warm out of the oven with a cold mug...