Roasting eggplant slices in the broiler (for eggplant parmesan). My mother instilled in me a deep fear of broilers. I over came. I used the broiler, I didn't start a fire, and I think it's going to make the best eggplant. Ever.
Checking out Maira Kalman's NYTimes column. I can't get enough Maira.
Listening to Jose Gonzalez on Blogoteque.