Saturday, January 7, 2012
It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with youuu...
The Bracebridge Dinner episode of Gilmore Girls is one of my favourites. So cozy, magical, featuring a feast (who doesn't love a feast? especially with those awesome costumes and candles, I'm pretty sure there were candles, right?), sleigh rides that bring people together, and it basically captures the feeling of Christmas for me.
Yesterday I found out about Grey Gardens - how did I not know about this before?? A mother and daughter living in a crumbling house for decades...seemingly living in the past and depending on each other to hang on to their identities. It reminds me of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations - but it's real life! Truth is stranger than fiction indeed. Fascinating and also creepy.
Cooking has been going pretty well. My bf's favourite dish so far is tomato + shrimp pasta - it's so simple and fast to make and he loves it. I'm not sure what to try next - I think I will have to experiment with different vegetables since the staples I used before are either nonexistent or expensive luxury items in Korea (like carrots and broccoli! I will never take them for granted again!). The crackers and brie in the photo were a delicious snack yesterday. I warmed up the brie in a pan so it was soft and a little melty - delicious!