Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Confession

Red hasn't posted about herself in quite some time. All this blogging about food and fun stuff has been way more exciting than the posts that frequented this site a good year ago--all that job hunting feels oh-so-distant. But Red was always acutely aware that the tagline of the blog was all about getting into magazine publishing, and that she hassn't quite gotten there yet.

...But what now?

Well, you see, Red has been doing a lot of interesting work in the hours of the day that are not 9-6 (and sometimes, just sometimes, on lunch breaks too). And much of it, she's happy to admit, is magazine related. There's plenty of good news to share, but she'll reveal it slowly... when the time is right.

For now, this is what you might want to know. All this break time Red's been taking from this here blog has been well justified (or so she hopes)--those few "free" hours in the day have one towards something big and exciting, something oh-so-magazine-y. It's an annual publication that a kind someone put her in charge of--a magazine for magazine folk, if you will--and the work has been gearing up to something really magnetic. It's a killer project--just what Red loves to do, knows how to do, and is still just a *teeny weeny bit* intimidated by. But what's the fun if it's not a challenge?

So where does that leave us? Newly-turned Editor-in-Chief Red has lots of work on her plate, but she loves getting the love from all of you. She'll be popping in regularly, in any and every minute that time permits her to, but maybe not every single day.

Is that OK with you? Your blessing would make her feel so much better.

In the meantime, while you think about it, maybe you should go over here... this recipe for nectarine scones sounds like summer in a bun.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


If you hadn't noticed, Red's taking the week off. Why? It's her birthday today! And with a short week for the Fourth, things are a little busy. Stick around--big news is on the way!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Decor Porn

Since things have been rather food-centric around here, I thought I'd shake it up with some decor porn to close out the week. These hand-polished acrylic tables by Decorati are absolutely driving me insane--they're the perfect intersection between Moorish shape and modern design. I've never been one to hide my complete obsession with Moroccan- and Middle Eastern-inspired design, and this is exactly the kind of product that speaks to those passions. These can tie together a room, merging the ethnic with the contemporary and creating something that's ultimately very chic. Let's face it, it's love at first sight.

Tangier Tables and more available here, price on request.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Link of the Day

Red's swamped this week, so this will be a short one. Today's link comes via eat me daily, where Kaci Beeler's food-themed paintings are taking front seat. They're really well done, with lots of great detail and color work--to be honest, I'm surprised I haven't seen more people doing still life paintings of great food, when still life paintings of fruits and vegetables have always been so prominent. Here's the link to some great shots, and more info on the artist. Bon appetit!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Budget Finds -- Calf and Half Creamer

Nearly everyone in my extended family has a porcelain white cow creamer that looks exactly the same (like the one above), and somehow we were always convinced that ours was the original, the first one to be handed down from my grandparents--the rest were just copycats. It was with that in mind that I found such utter delight (excuse the pun) in this creamer, an unintentional allusion to my childhood kitchen memories. I've always enjoyed the design of glass within glass, such as with these double wall glasses, and thought this udder-shaped creamer was just perfectly up that alley.

Calf and Half Creamer, $19.95, available right here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Geek or Chic -- Big Moai Tissue Dispenser

It's been a while since we've had a geek or chic entry around these parts, so it was in good time that I found this crazy product. It may not fit in a kitchen, but would it fit in your bathroom? Perhaps this says more about you than you think. I'm not sure much more needs to be said, but what do you think? Geek or chic?

Big Moai Tissue Dispenser available right here for about $42.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Recipe Lust: Carrot Cake Cookies

I've been feeling really guilty about all of the intense eating that I've had to do over the last few weeks (poor, poor Red, right?). That may be why this particular recipe for carrot cake cookies at The Kitchn called out at me--not only does it satiate the sweet tooth but it naturally does away with much of what's unhealthy about cookies and sweets. Butter is kept to a minimum, some likely replaced with the applesauce; meanwhile, cream cheese frosting is substituted with a blend of yogurt, honey, and cinnamon. I'm not one to skimp on the fatty ingredients usually--I figure if I'm going to treat myself, I may as well do it right--but this actually looks really tasty, and inconsequential.