the sun is out but still in freezing temps today
so far this year …
- a new homemade LED lamp
- first snowstorm of 2014
- lavender earl grey tea at essencha
- shepherd’s pie via america’s test kitchen
- hot dogs and soft serve after costco shopping
and ready for more in this new year … bring it on!
there are no words to describe listening/watching sigur ros live - i’m so glad they made it to cincy!
if you have an itunes account (who doesn’t these days right?), you can watch their show, kveikur, via the itunes festival stream.
this past weekend …
- took pictures around the city - spied more old buildings through alleyways, while we were on foot in OTR.
- 80s prom style - to celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday, it was all about teal and pink eye shadows, hair spray, puffed sleeves, ruffles, leggings, patterned stockings and high hair.
hope your weekend was just as fun!
what used to be a starbucks at the corner of erie and marburg avenues in hyde park, is now dutch’s larder (an extension of dutch’s wine and bottle shop). chefs jim cornwell and chase blowers man the larder, and offer up hearty soups, salads and artisanal sandwiches.
last saturday was our first visit, and we shared:
- charcuterie of lamb mortadella, stagberry (elk and blueberry) salami, virginia ham prosciutto, saint angel triple cream cheese, served with with hazelnut honey, quince and crostini
- kobe dog (snake river farms kobe haute dog, short rib chili and 7 yr quebec cheddar)
their space reminded me of a shotgun house with multiple doorways that lead you in and out, and through the different spaces. both outdoor and indoor (communal) seating are available, and you could eat and play a game of bocce ball at the same time, if you felt so inclined.
we arrived for a late lunch, and we had the indoor communal table to ourselves. the doors were open since it was a warm, breezy, day, and we had a very enjoyable and relaxed meal. we will definitely go back (yay, for local business!)
oh, and if you didn’t know what a larder was (which i didn’t), according to wikipedia: “… is a cool area for storing food prior to use. Larders were commonplace in houses before the widespread use of the refrigerator.”
happy weekend everyone!