Idea Bank

Today, just a few things I think are grand.  Don’t know when I’ll use them, but use them I will.

Brenna’s Paper Capiz Shell Chandelier on Design*Sponge.  See the above picture?  How exquisite is that?  Liliana and I will have to make this at some point.  Maybe for her bedroom.  Maybe for the deck.

What about Everyday Chocolate Cake at Smitten Kitchen?  Doesn’t that look scrumptious?

Or maya*made’s post on children and the wind.

Bakerella’s new Cake Pops book, coming in September.

Do you have an Ice Cream Ball?  These are our plans for this afternoon!

Can I just say that if you haven’t made your own sushi yet, you must try it?  If you’re squeamish about raw fish, then make it out of veggies or cooked fish/meat.  A great recipe to start with (because there are pictures to guide you) is Jill Bliss’s Vegetarian Sushi.  Yum.  [Look for a local Asian food store.  They carry the bamboo mats (for rolling), the wasabi, sushi rice (a little stickier than other kinds), and pickled ginger.]

And last but not least, my editors sent along a recipe they were raving about at our last New York meeting.  I thought I’d share with you.  Inexpensive and delicious.  How can you beat that?  [For those of you who don’t know, the Two-Buck Chuck refers to Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw merlot.]  Here’s the recipe…Eat for Eight Bucks: Coq au Two-Buck Chuck!


[Post image: Paper Capiz Shell Chandelier, photo credit: Brenna at Paper & Ink]

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Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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