Sunday, July 27, 2008
Discoveries of the weekend: grab a cup of coffee at Trouble when you're at the end of the N Judah, or a coconut, or a thick slab of toast, Trouble's other offerings. They're on beach time, so don't be in a rush, but do expect deliciousness. Pizza Orgasmica is so worth the cheesy innuendo. Mmmm...thin crust.
And small people like me are good for these new MUNI portraits...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Today is all about some serious sleeping, soup making and reading...and catching up with my blog....and listening to the goodness that is Stereo Reindeer Test #5.
Monday, July 14, 2008
I'm so glad I showed up to the opening--there was a palpable energy in the air. The celebration continues, I can't wait to see what happens in this place and to the people that visit it in the months to come. Yes, it is temporary, yes there's much you could criticize, but I think it's more important to focus on the possibilities of this space, the potential to change the way people view space, their food, and their community. If anything, there's a poignancy to the place--as I walked back to the BART station just a block away, and you see one of the biggest populations of the homeless in the City. One essential take away from the Victory Garden: as Alice Water's said at the ceremony,good, clean, fair food is a right not a privilege.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
So EXCITED! It's going to be a mad house...
Monday, July 7, 2008
I won't steal her beautiful photos, so beautiful you can practically taste them...just go LOOK at this beautiful food blog.
Broccoli Pesto w/ Fusili: So this recipe sounds weird no doubt. But even a gross broccoli tree, farmed by a big ass monoculture organic farm in Salinas was revived by this recipe. Recommendations: add a little spinach and a few leaves of fresh basil to the pesto. And use whatever tasty cheese you have in the fridge.
Lime and Peanut Coleslaw: the best way to get rid of your CSA cabbage. I used it for toppings on a black bean/veggie fajitas. Don't be shy with the lime.
Inspiration from an incredible four course meal made with love by a beautiful French couple I'm proud to call my friends: Frisee in a Mustard Vinegrette, so perfect for a sizzling hot summer day.
"Q: What sparked your interest in improving urban public spaces?
A: Well, I got a degree in architecture in 1960. And then I married a psychologist. And the psychologists I met through her started asking me why I was just interested in buildings and not the people who use them and are impacted by them. So I began looking into the relationship between life and form, how the physical environment affects those who live in cities.
Q: What factors determine if a street can be successfully converted to a pedestrian street? A: You know, I hate that kind of question because it misses the point. What you want to aim for are high-quality walking routes in your city. Don't just focus on converting one street or another for pedestrians. Cities that take that approach often end up with short pedestrian streets that are nothing more than open-air shopping malls."
Q: What factors determine if a street can be successfully converted to a pedestrian street?
A: You know, I hate that kind of question because it misses the point. What you want to aim for are high-quality walking routes in your city. Don't just focus on converting one street or another for pedestrians.
Cities that take that approach often end up with short pedestrian streets that are nothing more than open-air shopping malls."
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Rebecca Solnit's A Field Guide to Getting Lost & this one:
Check out the blog here: www.stuffedandstarved.org. The author will be at both Modern Times and the Commonwealth Club at the end of August!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Hello my little forgotten blog--I'm back from Montana with a new rock collection, mean rock skipping skills, a LOVE of rivers and rafting along their rapids, and a renewed joy for being home in SF for a bit. Not bad for a work trip! More photos soon...