I was feeling so sad today so I drew these guys. Feeling sad is just as important as feeling smart and confident and sexy and cool in your own shoes, it’s all about balancing them together!
Allspice is actually a dried berry that tastes a little spicier and more complex than cinnamon. Try swapping it out for cinnamon in baked goods. Ground ginger adds a somewhat spicy and bright citrus note to baked goods as well. Food blogger Katie Barszcz of The Small Boston Kitchen shares this recipe in a piece about spring cleaning in your spice cabinet.
Akebia: in some countries it’s considered an invasive pest, in others a plant foraged for its subtly-flavored but nostalgic fruits. Unfortunately, it’s the former in the U.S.—a soft and pretty thing, though. —MN
Cobble Hill brownstones on a cloudy day. Brooklyn, New York City.
I had severe brownstone envy when I was younger. Growing up in Queens (another borough of New York City), I visited Brooklyn frequently and the brownstones found in Brooklyn tugged at my heart. Their ornate doorways were flanked by enormous and extravagant stairways and every window seemed to be a frame encapsulating an enticing painting.
There wasn’t anything that came close to these beautiful works of architecture where I grew up in Queens. Watching the Cosby Show fueled my envy of course. I had no idea at the time that the exterior shots of the Cosby’s brownstone were shot in Greenwich Village and not in Brooklyn Heights where the Cosby’s fictional residence was located (why they did this is beyond me since Brooklyn Heights has some of the most beautiful brownstones).
All I knew was that these masterpieces of architecture just seemed more ‘New York City’ than any of the buildings I grew up surrounded by.
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