Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Bo Ssam Miracle

If you haven't been to Momofuku in the East Village and had their Bo Ssam, you need to. Its so freaking good.

Did I seriously just find a recipe for it? Yes, I seriously did. Oh, and here's an article on it as well.

Bo Ssam: Slow-Roasted Lacquered Pork with Ginger, Scallions and Chile Sauce

Makes about 8 servings.

For the pork:
4 pounds pork butt (shoulder)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
1/4 cup brown sugar

For the ginger-scallion sauce:
1 bunch scallions, about 8, white and green parts, thinly sliced
1/4 cup freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the red chili sauce:
1 tablespoon fermented bean and chili paste
1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

Find full recipe here

Monday, January 30, 2012

Successful Saturday

How is it possible the weather is so gorgeous? And how is it possible January is almost over?

This Versailles Domed Burlap chair from Restoration Hardware is cozy and perfect.

It arrived! I ordered this decal for my bathtub. Loves.

Every time I wander, I end up on Canal Street.

Cheers to another start of the week!

Friday, January 27, 2012

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love

This is perfect- the Nobel Prize winner and author of The Grapes of Wrath on the importance of waiting for love. Read full article here.

I love how he writes "And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."

I wish everyone a lovely weekend.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This is What Madeline Did

Beautiful film made by a young girl who documented a snippet of every day of her life last year.

Loves it.

2011 from hey_rabbit on Vimeo.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

Just a little reminder...

{photo via caybroendumsparetime}

Passive Aggressive Notes

I love reading through Passive Aggressive Notes. I'm a pretty direct gal and passive aggression makes me shake my head. (Except when children do it, then its super cute.)

"You should spend more time with me but I love you anyway. Happy Birthday Dad."

"Mom, Dad I love you but you can't cut my hair. If you do I will never forgive you. I love my hair and guess you don't love me enough to do what I want for a change. My heart. Buckets of my tears."

"Dear Mrs. McMahon, Your a good teacher but not my most favorite."

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Salted Carmel Squares

With my new obsession with salted carmel, I can't keep my eyes off the Salted Carmel Squares at Starbucks. They sound delicious.

Let's see if they taste delicious; homemade style.

salted caramel squares
1 1/2 sticks butter (12 tablespoons)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups flour
salted caramel (recipe follows)
1 1/2 cups small pretzels broken into small pieces
ganache (recipe follows)

Find full recipe here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Successful Saturday

Have you ever had one of those really productive Saturdays that makes you wonder how different your life would be like if EVERY Saturday were like that?

I had one of those.

Whatever. I love lazy Saturdays too.

Finally installed the bar accessories.

Finally installed the shelf.

Finally put the loveliest note ever on my fridge.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Stuff New Yorkers Say

I love this for many reasons, but also had a hard realization I'm not very original.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

CES Photo Accessories

There was much talk about CES last week and I'm a little exited.

Here are some cool iPhone accessories.

Mosy Mount, a tripod-mountable adapter that offers stability without being too clunky.

Olloclip for iPhone equips the camera to shoot in one of three modes—fisheye, wide angle and macro.

Apex Series of goggles with a built-in HD camera.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

Just a little reminder...

{photo via pinterest}

Old Love

I think it's kinda magic how some people connect. Some love stories are long, some are short; it's still love and it's still magic.


Cat Stevens & Carly Simon, 1970

Lana Turner & Artie Shaw, 1940

Kathy Griffin & Jack Black

Bill Murray & Gilda Radner, 1978

See more Old Love's here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eight-Layer Mediterranean Dip

Sometimes I like forgetting things. When you remember, it's a new discovery all over again.

I used to make this recipe all the time in 2009. It's time to bring it back.

stay warm

Eight-Layer Mediterranean Dip

1 (8-ounce) container hummus
1 cup firmly packed baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup thinly sliced roasted red peppers, drained
1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1 cup plain lowfat or nonfat Greek-style yogurt
1/2 cup sliced pitted black olives, such as Kalamata
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Pita chips

Find full recipe here

P.S - This one is a little different, and looks good too!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy MLK

Even though a successful Saturday was had, I wanted to take time to honor today.

Much love,

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Place to Lay My Heart

Love this modern love essay in the NY Times.

"...but since my decision to move to New York, through the four years during which I bought an apartment, was promoted at work and settled into routines, I had slowly become ready. And with this man, I saw, I wouldn’t be tied down so much as tied together."

That's All She Wrote

Role the credits. I'm done for the week.

I wish everyone a wonderful weekend.

{photo via thewildfleur}

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Genius! I like it.

More genius here.

Much love,

Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila – you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream

Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Salted Carmel Sauce

I like sauces. I like the experience of dipping ever better. I also like jars.


Salted Carmel Sauce

1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 tablespoons salted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Four 4-ounce jelly jars with lids, cleaned and dried

Monday, January 9, 2012

Successful Saturday

Gorgeous weather made for those type of NYC days when you can't believe people would live anywhere else. With a hint of retail therapy, made for a successful Saturday.

Kate Spade Hi 5 Mittons - I thought these were so cute before the holidays. When I saw them again on sale, I couldn't resist.

I found myself at Grand Central Terminal on a Saturday to check out the new Apple Store. Throught the rush, you forget how beautiful it is.

The great thing about Bryant Park is it forgot (or doesn't care) the holiday are over. I kinda love it.

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Kids Say the Darndest Things

I keep laughing at this clip. He is the cutest.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Blending Blast

I'm always swapping smoothie recipes. What can I say? I like to blend.

My go-to is always this one:

Light shake:
• Blend 1 cup skim (or soy, almond, rice, or hemp) milk
• 1 cup berries
• 1 tsp peanut butter (or flaxseed oil)
• 1 cup of ice

Blend until frothy

Add a dash of cocoa powder!

But I like this one, this one, and this one.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Successful Saturday

This successful Saturday I spent the day using and loving some of the gifts I received over the holidays.

I hope everyone enjoyed their New Years Eve and is excited for what 2012 will bring.

Much love,

My beautiful friend D (who had a tremendous 2011) brought back this journal for me from her travels in Asia. I can't wait to use it this year!

My Aunt Ilene gave me this pin for Christmas that belonged to my grandma (her mom). She replaced a missing stone with my birthstone. Words can't describe my adoration.

My sister gave me wine cork candles for Christmas and I've already burned through two. I love them so much!