Thursday, July 16, 2009

Eat, read, sing

Last night was the weekly Farmer's Market. Look at all the scrumptious goodies I brought home. Those are white peaches, so sweet and delicious.

Update: Here is a great recipe for cooking artichokes from The Magic Onions .

Here in Northern California we have Farmer's Markets year-round on the weekends, but the Wednesday night market held in the summer months is my favorite. There's a vendor that makes the most delicious butter chicken wrapped in naan. Yum. In the summer it's my standard Wednesday night dinner.

As some of you might know, my little sister got me hooked on Twilight a few months ago. We're both anxious to see New Moon when it comes out in November. In the meantime, she told me where to go for a vampire fix- True Blood, the HBO series. I watched the first few episodes on DVD and just started reading the books that it is based on.

If you're a Twilight fan, you might like the True Blood television series. Might. It's violent and the content is for mature audiences. Makes Twilight look like a Disney movie. I rarely watch anything violent, but after I saw the first True Blood DVD I couldn't stop thinking about the story and characters (I love movies and shows that stay with you like that) and ended up getting hooked on it. We'll see how the books compare.

I'm also reading 1,000 Artist Journal Pages for the Woollywotnots book club. I just bought it tonight and can't wait to dive in.

My other sister, Feltypants, introduced me to
Blip . It's a free website where you create your own music station. Oh, I have been listening to the BEST music at work. Here are some of my favorites from my playlist:

-In Your Eyes by Ben Harper (acoustic version of the old Peter Gabriel song)
-Overkill by Colin Hay (acoustic)
-A Little Respect by Erasure
- Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
-Hey There Delilah by the Plain White T's
-Moon River by Henry Mancini
-Mad World by Adam Lambert
-Please Come to Boston by Reba McEntire
-Seventeen by Janis Ian
-Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder

If you decide to sign up (it's free!), you can look at or listen to my entire playlist by searching for the DJ named "goldenbird."



Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy, thank you for your comment, John is feeling worse today, and I am also. xxxxx

Theresa said...

Love fresh fruits and vegetables, not only are they delicious but beautiful too! I saw Twilight with my Granddaughter and loved it. She has read all four of the books and we will see the new movie when it comes out! Have a blessed day:)

woollywotnots said...

Oooo you have the book! :-) I'm loving it. Enjoy! Can't wait to can't wait to have a good chat about it on the forum and share thoughts and ideas. Your farmers market looks gorgeous. What healthy yummy goodness! :-)

Stacy said...

I'm sorry that you and John are feeling worse today, Mel. I hope you don't get diagnosed with swine flu, too. Sending get well wishes your way ...

Thanks for your comments Theresa and Katharine.

Rachel said...

So... what are you going to do with that artichoke? I've never cooked one myself but I do love them in dishes. Yummmm. Isn't this just the best time of year - all those fresh fruits and veggies. Heaven!

I didn't mind the Twilight books (read them all last summer at the urging of the OnlyChild), but I wasn't overly impressed with the movie. But then, they never do as good a job with the movie, do they? (Marly and Me, case in point!)

That Artists' Journal book looks very interesting!

Have a great weekend, Stacy. And thanks again for our 'talk' yesterday. I do feel better now.

Stacy said...

You're welcome, Rachel. The first time I saw Twilight I paid more attention to my knitting than the movie and didn't think too much of it, but after watching it a second time I got hooked. I must have seen it a dozen times and I think I'm finally tired of it. For now :-)

For the artichokes, I snip the stems and tip off, remove the outer leaves near the stem and boil for 15 - 20 minutes. I like the leaves dipped in butter and mayo.

annamaria potamiti said...

I tried cooking artichokes but I gave up and I actually threw the bag of artichokes out!!I promised never to do this again...which is a shame because I love artichokes-
anyway, thank you for the pointer on the free radio station - what fun!!!!I love the songs you have on the list already-so I will definnitely check it out!

Stacy said...

Hope you have fun with Blip, Annamaria. It is addictive because other DJ's send you props when they like your song choice, and you earn credits that can be used to give props to others. I'm so enjoying listening to all of my favorite songs.

Here is the recipe I use for cooking artichokes from a blog called The Magic Onions:

Jill said...

Yum. Butter chicken wrapped in naan. You know I'm a foodie... you didn't even have to write any further to get me hooked on your post. MMmmmm. And your taste for music is just devine!

Stacy said...

Thanks Jill! You and I seem to have so much in common ... nice to meet a kindred spirit.

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy, I am really looking forward to getting the Twilight books now, everyone says there brill. We had a nice day yesterday, John is a little better today thank God. xxxx

Stacy said...

I'm glad John is feeling better, Mel! You will love the Twilight books.

Hannah said...

I was tempted with the journal pages book too, but I haven't been able to get a copy, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make of it :)

p.s Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog xxx

Stacy said...

You're welcome, Hannah. I just posted some thoughts on the art journal book over on the Woollywotnots forum :-)

Jeanne Oliver said...

I love making journals and I will be ordering this book tonight! Thanks for the suggestion. Did you like it?