Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apples Apples

My mom is visiting, so on Saturday, we went to pick up some raw apple juice to make hard cider. Of course, we ended up picking up 30 lbs of apples :), i have made apple pie on Sunday and a jumbo strudel yesterday. Its a simple butter yeast dough which i use for making challa bread (300g flour, 1.5 egg, 100g butter, 3 big spoons of sugar & yeast), i have put tvarog (farmer's cheese) layer under the apples and was generous with rum and walnuts and the result was great (have to remember 400 F for the first 20 min, than 370 for the rest of the baking, all together about 50 min or so).

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer Light

Zinnias are my favorite summer flower ...

Thursday, January 26, 2012


i have spent my lunch hour in the gallery ...

I have seen an exhibit of photographs by Annie Leibovitz,
not quite her portraits but rather her personal photojournal of things and places she found interesting and inspiring in her career. Somehow the one i remember the most is the river in which Virginia Wolf drowned (muddy gray ripples, feels cold just looking at it), and dark room of Ansel Adams in his home in California, full of improvements of his own design. I am very thankful that my office is in walking distance from that place, makes my days much more interesting.

The orchid was blooming in the museum atrium and the sculpture was just outside,

now, when i see them next to each other, they kind of look alike ;)