From my time in London, I really came to appreciate the simple things. Or more specifically, the simple carbs. Like buttered toast, scones with clotted cream, and shortbread. These things are sometimes hard to appreciate when you compare them to something more decadent, but with a cup of tea, you can’t beat a good piece of shortbread.
Returning to Seattle in October was bittersweet for me. Sweet because I got to catch up with old friends, celebrate my husband’s birthday with world class sushi, and attend a beautiful wedding. But how could I forget the bitterly cold, wet and gray fall season. It’s like when you forget to take your sunglasses off as the sun goes down. But in fall in Seattle, that’s just what normal looks like. Everything is stripped of color and a dark haze makes you want to curl up in bed and do absolutely nothing.
It’s been a few weeks since I posted awesome things around the internet so I have some good ones saved up.
- Kamila Dmowska T-Shirt Dress – I wish I could throw on one article of clothing and look beautiful and chic. And while we’re wishing for things, I wish I could afford this dress.
- Sonos sound system – Oops I actually bought this one. I couldn’t help it! So far we’re starting with the playbar and then we’ll build on the system on the future.
- Drift and Ambrosia Magazines – these sister magazines, focusing on coffee and food respectively, are owned by a husband and wife team. They look beautiful.
- The Pearl by Lo & Sons – their facebook ad really got me. And I think it would go beautifully with the Kamila Dmowska dress listed above.
- Float Frame by Artifact Uprising – as the house is coming together, it’s time to start covering those blank white walls!
It turns out that you don’t have to train for 30 years to make sushi at home that tastes amazing. Every time I decide to make homemade sushi, the results astound me. With no formal training and my only real guide being my personal obsession as a consumer of the japanese favorite, it’s surprisingly doable. I won’t say that it’s easy because it takes plenty of preparation and specific ingredients that aren’t always easy to find. But if you have the determination and a passion for sushi, it’s doable. Here is my fairly, foolproof method.