Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The New Look

I used to go fabric/pattern shopping with my mom all the time. I loved flipping through the big pattern books... Simplicity, Butterick, and my favorite, The New Look (I think they were Vogue patterns). These were, of course, the more complicated patterns which my mom didn't have time to fiddle with, but I always wanted to look at them.

Anyway. Tangent! Here's my new look: short hair for spring! Rather a bit shorter than I expected, but it will be perfect in about a month.

Terri has been having serious appetite problems, so I've been trying to find good things for her to eat. "Good things" including, um, anything that sounds good. Which is not the same as healthy. But frankly, calories trump "healthy," so we have Pop-Tarts, Quadratini cookies, and pretty much anything else I can think of. Which DOES include asparagus; thank god it's asparagus season! Because the unfortunate thing is that *my* appetite isn't suffering...

I should do a post soon about some recent cooking. I've been obsessed with this new cookbook, Student's Vegetarian Cooking. Everything I've tried has been so yummy, so cheap, so easy. I think most recipes are vegan (or easily made vegan) and it's been fun to try some new things (and not have to slave away all night for them). More about this later.

On the reading front, I got totally sucked into the Strangers in Paradise world, so I am reading the entire series start to finish. I'd like to spend all day devouring them, but... however, will give my impressions after the complete self-indulgence of reading six giant collected books.

Yep. That's about it from here for now.

11 comments:

candletea said...

Thank you for your recommendation of the book Student's Vegetarian Cooking. I'm always looking for easy and cheap vegetarian recipes, student-cookbooks seem the right way to go.

Eva said...

What a fun new haircut! And fancy portrait. :D (And the second I saw your post title, I thought of the Vogue sewing patterns too.)

Isn't it awesome when you find a new cookbook to love?! Right now, I want to cook every single recipe out of Vegan Soul Kitchen. :D

Lu @ Regular Rumination said...

LOVE the hair! It's gorgeous.

Stefanie said...

Nice haircut!

Terri can have some of my appetite if she wants. I have been ravenous lately and only through sheer acts of will have I managed not to pig out (too much). We just got Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookies Jar and that hasn't helped. I am sooo looking forward to fresh local food.

It's Me, Theresa said...

I really like your new hair cut. One day soon I'm hoping to work up the courage for a shorter, easier do.

I'll have to check into that cookbook. Ever since this pregnancy started meat makes me wanna gag.

Tammie said...

love the hair.

and now i want a guadratini cookie. preferably that tiramisu flavor.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I have the same haircut -- except I'm growing mine out. Finally, it's basically even all-around. I think this look suits you.

And thanks for reminding me -- I bought asparagus the other day and forgot about it in the fridge. Ooops.

Adrienne said...

you look bee-YOOO-teeful!

Lara Starr said...

Hair is adorable and I love Quadratini cookies!

Daphne said...

Thanks for all the hair-love! I like it a lot now that I've gotten used to it.

The cookbook is terrific. And stop with all the cookbook recommendations!! I have been starving too, lately (what's up with us, Stefanie?). Like I need vegan cookies! However, yum!

Carl V. said...

Love the new 'do! Looks fantastic.

And Strangers in Paradise (what I've read, which is about half to this point) is wonderful. I need to borrow the other half of the series from my friend Jeff and get caught up.