Monthly Archives: August 2011

Photo of the Day: English Landscapes

Photographer: Unknown

If you know who’s the photographer, please let me know, and I’ll source it – thanks!


Summer Squash Salad Recipe

Summer Squash Salad Recipe
serves 4

1 pound summer squash (yellow or green, or a mixture of both)
5 to 8 radishes (depending on how large they are)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup whole walnuts
1 bunch of baby arugula, roughly chopped
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped Read the rest of this entry

Photographer behind 9/11 “Falling Man” retraces steps (via Yahoo! News)

Richard Drew put down his camera bag and looked up at the colossal

skyscraper that seemed to be racing toward the clouds at an accelerated clip.

“I don’t like coming down here,” he admitted.

But he had nevertheless returned to retrace his steps for the first time since
Sept. 11, 2001, when he had watched dozens die through the lens of a
Nikon DCS620. On that similarly brilliant morning a decade ago, two
planes had crashed into the Twin Towers by the time Drew emerged from
the Chambers Street subway stop around a quarter after nine. The
110-story buildings looked like a pair of giant smokestacks spewing
plumes of black soot into the crystal blue sky. He began shooting,
focusing on the topmost floors. It wasn’t long before he realized that
some of the people trapped inside — as many as 200 of them, it was
later estimated — had decided that plunging thousands of feet to their
deaths was preferable to burning alive. Read the rest of this entry

Quote a Day: Sex and the City

“After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.” Sex and the City

Chickpea, Tomato & Feta Salad Recipe

Chickpea, Tomato & Feta Salad

The Dressing

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, roughly chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
Salt and black pepper to taste Read the rest of this entry

Chipotle Hummus Recipe

Chipotle Hummus
Makes 3 cups
2 cans (15.5 ounces each) garbanzo beans (chick peas)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic, chopped (I used 1 this time since it was HUGE)
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse or kosher salt
1 T olive oil
1 or 2 chipotle peppers canned in adobo, chopped* Read the rest of this entry

Honeydew Almond Milk Smoothie Recipe

Honeydew Almond Milk Smoothie
serves 2

2 cups honeydew, diced (this was half of a melon for me)
2 cups, organic unsweetened almond milk
1-2 cups of ice

Add all of the ingredients to the blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.


It’s Birthday Time!

Happy Birthday to moi! 🙂

Cherry Almond Flour Muffins Recipe

Cherry Almond Flour Muffins
makes 6 large muffins

2 cups blanched almond flour*
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 local farm fresh large brown eggs
1/4 cup agave syrup (or honey)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup fresh sweet cherries, pitted and halved Read the rest of this entry

Intrepid explorer takes a swim in Sassolo Lake’s ice caves

This breathtaking image of an underwater maze inside a glacier in Sassolo Lake, Switzerland was taken by an intrepid explorer in freezing temperatures.


Photographer Franco Banfi regularly braves sub-zero temperatures to dive under thick ice and capture remarkable pictures at considerable risk to his life. The glaciers create extraordinary underwater caves and passages due to changes in temperature between the summer and winter months.