hello everyone! relieved to be back inside from the stubbornly wintery day.
does anyone remember this book? i used to have very, very long hair (and extremely adorable siblings,)
and on family visits to barnes and noble i'd pore over this book for new things to do with it. i was also in a short-lived band of the same name when i first moved to new york, although in fairness i use the term "band" rather loosely as it mostly consisted of a friend and i drinking 22 ounce bottles of blue moon and singing she and him covers in our living room. anyway, the point here is not the braids but the bows - i had some quality time with my sewing machine yesterday, and embellished a skirt i thrifted a couple weeks ago with a sequined bow i picked up at that amazing fabric store in lower brooklyn. unfortunately, just as i finished sewing it on the skirt, the needle on my machine hit a pearl and broke, so i'll have to take a momentary break while trying to remember where i put my replacement needle.
shirt: j crew
skirt: goodwill, embellished by me
shoes: kennedy holmes's etsy
bought this fabulous top over the summer with a store credit, and realized last night as i was getting ready for some friends to come over that i hadn't posted it yet - blasphemy! after photo-ing i hustled off to prepare hot toddys and mini pecan pies for the four of us. it was lovely.
tonight, i'm trying my hand at bipimbap. after having some at the korean barbecue on friday i can't get it outta my mind.
hope everyone has a lovely evening!
ps answers to questions! a brief recipe summary for megara -
first thing i did was slice a tortilla into thin strips and fry them up in just enough vegetable oil to cover them - verrry little. as soon as they start to brown i start to scoop them out with a metal slotted spoon onto a couple of paper towels. salt. set aside.
then take a ripe avocado, slice it into cubes, and squeeze lime juice over it (just enough to cover it all) and add a bit of salt. then put a bit of butter in a pan and add diced yellow onion. crack two eggs and scramble in a bowl, then add to the saucepan once the onion has started to turn translucent. i added a bit of green salsa to the eggs as they were cooking, and sliced cherry tomatoes into thin circles. once the eggs have cooked, i used a ring mold to get them to stand up, but you can also just take a plastic or paper cup, cut off the top, and use that as a mold! push the eggs down pretty densely and layer with tomatoes, then another layer of eggs, then avocado; remove mold and top with tortilla stips. it's super easy, and you can layer it with whatever you like - black beans, sausage, corn, etc.
michelle - the flea market is at the corner of hanson and flatbush for the next couple of months. lots of information and photos here.