Wednesday, May 30, 2012

asparagus from the 'asparagus only' man at the marché. 18 inches.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Doc Watson : March 3, 1923 - May 29, 2012

"My father made me a banjo using the skin of an old dead cat. He brought it to me and put it in my hands, and said, 'Son, I want you to learn to play this thing real well. One of these days we'll get you a better one,' he said. 'Might help you get through the world,' "

- Doc Watson

May he rest In peace.

(the video is available here)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

from beloved Jana.

containers are planted.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Many things are happening here in Montréal. People are coming together to resist bill 78 as well as the police brutality that has become rampant since students started striking 102 days ago. Over 250,000 of us marched on May 22, and more are resisting every evening with cacerolazo from 8 - 8:15pm in boroughs north of downtown. I always feel very thankful that this is the province and city I live in and I especially feel it now. Vivre la résistance!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Chives from the best weekend stall at the marché jean talon. He also had lovely sorrel, arugula, and fresh young garlic. All 1$ /ch.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

planting rainbow chard.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Rosettes begin a Friday night supper: dried turkish figs encircled with pancetta parmacotto, accompnanied by cerignola olives and a bright rosé. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

“I want to be good.”
“I want to be what I admire.”
“Why don’t you want to be what you are?”

The desire for reassurance, and equally, to be reassured.... quelle connerie.
- Susan Sontag, 1968

The first of three volumes of her journal writings edited by David Rieff.
Photograph: Paris, 1972, Henri Bresson


and Adam Gopnik:
to listen to: on rare and well-done. 
to read: on Maurice Sendak and American literature

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Re-Duo: Jo-Anne Balcaen an Donna Akrey.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quentin Tarrantino's Death Proof. Brrrrrrrrrilliant.

. . .

Thank-You, Darling N.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A 1925-30 evening dress bought on a honeymoon in Paris. This is what I've been working on this week.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

the lab

materials and tools looking their best.