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Yesterday, at some point…

farm

This was taken last weekend, which is not technically yesterday, but I wanted to make it a part of this series and I have fallen horribly behind in posting these. My apologies. It’s a busy time.

And it’s actually the busy-ness of this time that this image is all about…

Last weekend, I was feeling horribly overwhelmed by the end-of-the-school-year crush, by various work (aka trying-to-get-work) issues, by family commitments, by the piles of paper and other personal debris that still dominate my office, by the onset of high temperatures and what that means for my MS related symptoms… I could go on and on. It was all I could do not to jump back into bed, pull the covers over my head, and wait for some brighter future to make itself known.

And then my wise husband suggested that I take a drive over to a nearby farm and buy some raw milk (which is one of my all-time favorite foods, to be honest.) I claimed not to have the time. He begged to differ. I listened to him, and when I arrived at the farm, was hugged by the farmer who I haven’t seen all winter, and walked to the barn to grab a gallon of fresh milky deliciousness, I realized that everything was going to be ok.

And this was exactly what I was looking at when I had that realization.

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day. The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.

Yesterday, at some point…

okonomi

Last night we had a family dinner date at a tiny (12 seat) Japanese spot in East Williamsburg called Okonomi (by day) and Yuji Ramen (for dinner). This is a photograph of my place setting, with water and sake, before the food came.

One day, I will develop self control and remember to photograph the food first, before I dig in. But for now, you should just trust me and head straight for this gem of a restaurant as fast as your legs will carry you.

By day (9 – 3), they serve traditional Japanese breakfast. In the evenings (from 6 – 11) they serve their own take on ramen, both with and without the traditional broths. I had what was essentially the ramen version of spaghetti carbonara, with huge pieces of fresh bacon from the Meat Hook, and was in heaven. Everything we ate was delicious, and I can’t wait to go back for more.

For dinner on weekends, they do a sit down tasting menu (did I hear the waiter say 12 courses?) that you need to reserve via their website. Or maybe you just call them. It all seemed quite mysterious.

See you there.

Okonomi or Yuji Ramen
150 Ainslie St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day (or thereabouts). The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.

Yesterday, at some point…

maryland crabs from Harbor House crabs

2 dozen Maryland Blue crabs, steamed in Old Bay.
Potato salad in the covered white serving plate
A little taste of spinach dressed in sesame oil
Arugula salad with thinly shaved fresh rhubarb (this came out later)
Water for all
Plenty of beer

Perfect Mother’s Day Dinner.

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day (or thereabouts). The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.

Yesterday, at some point…

okl_bouquet

Last night, One Kings Lane threw a party to celebrate their collaboration with Sister Parish Design. An elegant capsule collection of upholstered furniture that brings new life to Sister Parish’s decorating legacy. The guests were all invited to build their own bouquets, and needless to say, we came home with an armful.

May all future party favors include fresh flowers of some sort of another…

(and may you all go check out the Sister Parish for One Kings Lane collection before it sells out!)

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day (or thereabouts). The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.

Yesterday, at some point…

advice

Such good advice. Please let it sink in…

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day (or thereabouts). The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.

Yesterday, at some point…

catskills, NY

Meanwhile, back in the Catskills…

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day (or thereabouts). The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.

This Thursday, I’d like to throwback to the days of warmth and sunshine…

A rainbow over the bay on our last morning in Maui.

A rainbow over the bay on our last morning in Maui.

It’s the middle of “spring” break and we have ventured upstate to check out what’s going on in the Catskills. We foresaw days filled with brisk walks through the woods, mountain vistas and some interesting food.

We got cold, rain, fog, and some interesting food.

I’ll tell you more about the trip when we’re back at HQ, but today I find myself scrolling through photos from our year-end trip to Hawaii. I thought I’d share them with you guys in the desperate hopes that posting images filled with sunshine and warmth will convince Mother Nature to give us a break and usher in spring.

Yesterday, at some point…

graham and co hotel upstate ny

And so our spring vacation odyssey begins…

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day (or thereabouts). The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.

Yesterday, at some point…

easter cookies

Nothing like a few cookies after a rigorous Easter egg hunt…

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day (mostly). The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.

Yesterday, at some point…

birthday candles

For my birthday, I gave myself the gift of not having to completely clean up after my merry band of party guests (aka my dad, sister and nephew) departed. Which is just as well, as it gives me the chance to memorialize, in daylight, the birthday candles that spell out my name. It took just about a half a century, but finally “BROOKE” is one of the pre-assembled names on the rack-o-candles at Party City.

I’m not sure if this is a good sign or a harbinger of doom, but I plan to take advantage regardless.

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Yesterday, at some point is a series of photographs that describe a moment I experienced during the previous day (mostly). The posts are meant to be stand alone images, though at times I can’t control myself, and I end up expanding the caption into a more lengthy bit of text. Hopefully the extra information is useful, or at least interesting. If not, feel free to ignore it.