Overthinking

Tweet Hello! It has been awhile! While recently redesigning my website and shifting my blog to it’s own home within the larger site, I noticed how long it has actually been since I have last blogged. (November 2012, for those curious.) Upon reviewing the drafts I had began, I realized that I spend so much time writing for work that I have largely dropped writing for myself. There are a dozen ideas jotted into drafted posts, waiting for additional research, context and fuller thoughts before hitting a “publish ready” state. I created these drafts with the full intent to readdress them properly into more fully developed posts. However, I abandoned my poor drafts and have almost ceased to write for myself during the past year and a half.   After leaving my job in February, in search of inserting creativity back into my day-to-day, I’ve decided some of this could be met by nurturing more of my own projects, including this blog. And I don’t need to over think my writing that I do here. It is allowed to be an open space for me to express my thoughts and keep far away friends and contacts updated on myself and my work. While this blog began as an outlet to write about marketing and technology, I have grown it to include everything I may feel like posting, including travel and cooking. I am also partially through a project to migrate content I have published on other blogs and sites of mine over the years, in an effort to consolidate my writing. I’ll continue to blog here but it will...

Be Happy and Make Plans

Tweet “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and make plans.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable...

Creamed Spinach Pasta Sauce

Tweet I have been working from home lately, courtesy of Sandy and being a bit trapped in Williamsburg without the L or G trains running. One of the best things about working from home? Making lunch! I decided to make a quick penne pasta and use up some raw spinach I had the fridge for a bit. I made up the pasta sauce below, inspired by creamed spinach. Forgive the less than amazing photo. I need better lightbulbs in my kitchen. Creamed Spinach Pasta Sauce Yields: 1 Serving 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup soy milk 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard a pinch of nutmeg dash of pepper 1 tablespoon flour 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup raw spinach In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the milk, mustard, nutmeg and pepper and whisk with a fork over low heat. Add the flour and continue to whisk over low heat until well blended. Add the garlic and spinach to the sauce, coating them and continuing to slowly stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the spinach is soft but still green. if you overcook it, it will turn dark. Top your pasta! I put it on penne with some thin slices of pecorino romano cheese on top, which was delicious. For those with dietary restrictions: – Substitute margarine for butter, if you’re vegan. – Omit the flour or use a gluten-free flour, if you’re gluten-free. It acts as a thickening agent. – You’re also welcome to use regular milk instead of soy, and salted butter instead of unsalted, dependent on what you...

Reading and Holding On

Tweet In celebration of having a home to call my own once again, I subscribed to a handful of magazines. I was sad to see half of my regular magazines are no longer published, since my subscriptions ran out in 2011. ReadyMade and Budget Travel – You will be missed. I highly recommend subscribing to magazines through Amazon. It makes it incredibly easy to keep track of where in your subscription you are, reordering, changing address and viewing your subscription history. It’s also completely transparent when you will be receiving your magazine. To view your magazine subscriptions in Amazon, 1. Log into your account. 2. Under “Orders”, look to the second column, “More Order Actions”, and select “Manage Magazine Subscriptions”. I renewed my subscriptions to Time Out New York, Nylon and Harper’s Bazaar. I also added Elle Decor, Town & Country and Better Homes and Gardens, which I find myself buying frequently in airports and bodegas. A few months ago, I also subscribed to the International Herald Tribune. A newspaper subscription in the year 2012 — on my Kindle Fire. Digital magazine publishing is still many years away from even tempting me to quit buying the physical editions. I want to rip pages out and save them. A few, I want to keep on my shelf in their entirety to go back and reference. I want to take them with me, pick up in the middle, and browse backwards, if I please. The major publishers have vendors who digitalize their entire catalog, and possibly even handle distribution, and there is a lot lost in this transaction. It feels like...

Putting Down Roots

Tweet I very much value stability. Stability in my day-to-day, my relationships, my finances, my work. After my half-year of travel, regaining that stability has been my top focus. I moved to New York. I found some work. Now almost a full year after I left Atlanta, in search of what else the world was made of, I am moving into a new apartment today in Brooklyn. It’s a good catch. I’m quite excited about it. The rest of life is still sorting itself out, but it is incredibly rewarding to celebrate the little victories along your path. Postcards are welcome: 222 Metropolitan Ave Apt 3 Brooklyn, NY...

An Introduction To ifttt

Tweet I put together a little introduction to ifttt, one of my new favorite web-based tools. An Introduction To ifttt View more presentations from Tessa...
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