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Mr. Darcy

i have found my newest and only muse at this time.ย  unfortunately, jaime oliver is married with kids, but i still find him to be so terribly cute! the way he cooks outside on an open fire, how he cans and pickles and makes his own ketchup- oh he’s just so fantastic.ย  maybe someday, when i’m pursuing my passion, i’ll meet someone with similarities to jaime, and then, if fate permits it, we’d get along famously.


i’m planning on doing a lot of cooking this week, so look out Vin et Grub, recipes galore tba asap.ย  i survived standardized testing today, actually, i’m quite confident.ย  i made some progress on b108, and i cleaned the kitchen and reorganized all the cabinets.ย  i also took a trip to the market, and picked up some food for the upcoming week.ย  i’m rarely excited enough to talk about what i will be cooking- but i think i’m elated tonight, so i may as well share.ย  tomorrow evening’s menu: seared mahi mahi wrapped in a thin layer of russet potato with brown butter and sage sauce.ย  monday evening: roasted stuffed tomatoes, with artichokes, chevre, and panko, served with a watercress and black cherry salad.ย  tuesday evening: roasted chicken, basted in champagne vinegar and aged balsamic, with tarragon, three-variety mashed potatoes, stuffing, and brownies.ย  wednesday evening: fagiolini in umido, and fried chicken.ย  thursday evening: tandoori tofu, and basmati rice.ย  friday evening: a trip to local, or perhaps figa/new miyake.ย  so excited for my week in food.ย  in addition, it’s obvious that i’ll be swamped in homework, and also, i’ll be baking a black plum raspberry pear pie tomorrow night.ย  it’ll be more like a free form tartette, but it should be wonderful nonetheless.ย  i’m headed to sonny’s tonight to visit with some folks, and party just a little bit.ย  tomorrow: so much homework, so much baking, coffee, and lots of sleep, plus a brunch date.ย  VERY EXCITED FOR MONDAY NIGHT @ SPACE.ย  DARKDARKDARK= BRIGHTBRIGHTBRIGHT.



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this past weekend was rather lovely for a few reasons.ย  the first being being in the company of my family, who i adore ever so much- and enjoying the marriage of my cousin and her fiance.ย  they’re off to italy for ten days as of tomorrow- venice, florence, rome, and sicilly.ย  a nice deal to tell you the truth.ย  i’d like to be in their place right now- not to say that i have a fiance, or anything close for that matter, but it’d be nice to travel to italy for the next ten days.ย  i stayed up a bit too late last evening & drank too much wine (but i had an excuse this time, because it was inย fact a big italian wedding).ย  but the night turned to day and a & i made our way into cambridge once more to enjoy the 80 degree weather and two bacon cheeseburgers at tory rowe.ย  as an afterthought we spent sometime in LUSH and i ended up shelling out a bit too much cash on some soaps and masks and toners and all that lovely stuff.ย  we ended our day eating tiramisu frozen yogurt from JP licks and then travelling back to portland, only to be met with great sadness.ย  not to get my hopes up or anything, a is looking for work down in boston, so perhaps in a year or so we will be relocating (and that would be FINE in my book).



when this week ends, i have two weeks left- so bring on the finals, bring on the studying, the relentless weather, the miserable teachers, and antsy children, bring it on, and expect to be defeated by june 11th, 2010.ย  summer plans are getting ironed out so that they’re crisp and clear as of june 7th.ย  i’m hoping to travel to DC and south korea, as well as spend a good chunk of time in boston in the latter part of august as well as june.ย  july is jam-packed with all sorts of things (the SOS program, my grandfather, family gatherings, birthdays, and… maybe the pitchfork music fest!) i just would like to see how everything sorts themselves out, and i’m open to whatever happens.ย 

the fog is rolling in, my eyes are drooping like wilting petunias and i need to take my beauty sleep. i’m making a surprise dinner & dessert tomorrow…and on tuesday evening i will be listening to some jazz over drinks.

oh, and LOST, so insane, and i can’t even say if i liked the way it turned out yet. tomorrow, tomorrow.ย  go and sleep blogosphere.