24 Hours in Cape Cod

fromme-toyou:

Boats abound, bicycles parked outside shops, an ocean view the Kennedy’s knew so well, dewy marshes, lobster rolls, fishermen’s catch and classic homes make 24 hours in Cape Cod one of peace and quiet.

24 Hours in is a series where I capture an honest portrayal of a place through my experience and what I see within 24 hours shared in 24 frames. All images taken with my Hasselblad 500c and black & white Lomography 100 film.

10 Days, 10 Things: Day 7

Day 1: 10 things you want to say to 10 different people right now.
Day 2: 9 things about yourself that most people don’t know.
Day 3: 8 things you couldn’t live without.
Day 4: 7 things that cross your mind a lot.
Day 5: 6 things you wish you could change or you wish you’d never done.
Day 6: 5 people who mean a lot to you.
Day 7: 4 turn offs
Day 8: 3 turn ons
Day 9: 2 words that describe your life right now.
Day 10: 1 confession.

Day 7: 4 turn offs

  1. Late people
  2. Rude people  (especially people who do not return common courtesy greetings)
  3. people who drive in inclement weather without their headlights on
  4. smoking

historicalfashion:

Silk afternoon dress | Metropolitan Museum of Art | c. 1885

AHHHHH!!!! I WANT THIS NOW!!!!

historicalfashion:

Muslin sheer | c. early 1860s

10 Days, 10 Things: Day 6

Day 1: 10 things you want to say to 10 different people right now.
Day 2: 9 things about yourself that most people don’t know.
Day 3: 8 things you couldn’t live without.
Day 4: 7 things that cross your mind a lot.
Day 5: 6 things you wish you could change or you wish you’d never done.
Day 6: 5 people who mean a lot to you.
Day 7: 4 turn offs
Day 8: 3 turn ons
Day 9: 2 words that describe your life right now.
Day 10: 1 confession.

Day 6: 5 people who mean a lot to you.
 
As a disclaimer—there are more than five. But I can only list five, so here we go. And I’m probably going to cheat a bit.

  1. My parents. ‘Nuff said there, right? I mean, besides the whole, “hey, thanks for creating me” thing…
  2. My siblings. As Bryan will tell you, this is a somewhat recent development (“recent” being “Since I went to college 10 years ago.”) Before that, car trips were more like scenes from Gladiator in the backseat…
  3. Tiffany. “You know I love you more than my luggage.”
  4. P. He’s like 95% me, except for the whole math thing.
  5. (And in the ‘I’m totally cheating’ category…) My whole gigantic extended family, esp. my grandparents and my godson.

fymoviecostumes:

the Chronicles of Narnia – Tilda Swinton – White Witch

by Isis Mussenden 

Dinner Tonight: Easy Stovetop Mac, Peas, Bacon and Cheese a la Jamie Oliver

My notes in italics.

From Melissa Clark’s In The Kitchen With A Good Appetite

K osher salt

8 oz. elbow macaroni or tiny shells pasta (I used the elbow mac.)

1tbsp. unsalted butter

1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

2 strips bacon (2 oz)—optional (I used pre cubed pancetta—all 4 oz of it. Because I am awesome that way)

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 c. frozen peas (this is a LOT of peas, I think, given the rest of the ingredients. So feel free to use 3/4 c. if you’re not a huge pea person)

3 tbsp. creme fraiche or heavy cream

2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil or mint (I used mint.)

2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste

1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnishing

1. In a large pot of salted water, cook the pasta according to directions. Drain well.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with the oil. Add the bacon, if using, and the pepper and cook until bacon is golden brown and crispy, 5-7 minutes. (The times are the same if you use pancetta)

3. Stir in the peas and cook for a minute to defrost. Add the creme fraiche and the basil or mint and cook, stirring constantly, until bubbling, 2-3 minutes. Carefully add the pasta and drizzle with lemon juice. Stir in the cheese until the pasta is completely coated and the mixture is creamy. Serve garnished with additional cheese, if desired.


Notes:

Next time, I’m using 3/4 c peas. I like peas, but they just overwhelmed everything else. I used whipping cream, because that’s what I had, and it made for a much lighter cream sauce. So if you’re trying to cut back on the fat, you can try it, but it won’t have the same consistency.