roundup of recents.

i’ll never understand how quickly time flies during the holidays. it seems i blinked and christmas was over, only to leave me scrambling for new years eve plans, as usual. with the days zooming past, ideas for posts tend to fall to the wayside. so, without a full blown recipe or link love post in sight, i offer you a tiny roundup of photos i snapped this week.

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the most delicious bouillabaisse made by my beautiful mother for a perfect christmas eve dinner. the tomato-based broth flavored with fennel and orange peels and filled with succulent seafood, including clams, mussels, shrimp, and cod only got richer with time. i finished the leftovers last night and was struck by the dish’s exquisite flavors; days later, it was even more delightful.

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nine spices, later combined and mixed with chickpeas, which were roasted for a healthy, crunchy snack. check back for the full recipe and more photos, coming soon.

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a quick stop at the metropolitan museum of art, where a friend and i saw the jewels by JAR exhibit. sparkles for days. i unfortunately lack twinkling pictures of the jewels, as cameras were not allowed and the met museum guards take their jobs quite seriously…

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molasses cookies i baked to add to my family’s christmas day dessert offerings, which included cranberry upside down cake, pecan pie, and walnut brownies.

with the endless cooking and eating and eating and eating these past few days, it is time to get back on track, literally: finishing this post means moving on to my next activity for this chilly saturday–a bundled run on the nearby track.

wishing all a restful weekend.

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