Archive for July, 2010

July 21st, 2010 Uncategorized | 3 Comments

With our new back yard, the FC and I have been doing a lot of outdoor dining. For patio lanterns, here’s what I’m loving; reusing old jam, pickle and mustard jars as candle holders. They’re large enough to block the wind, look pretty, and you can feel all e-virtuous reusing jars a few more times before sending them into the green box. I’ve also been using jars as wine glasses for picnics. It looks cool, makes your cup easily identifiable (“Oh, I’m the Bonne Mamman cherry jam!”) and you can screw the lid back on when you’re ready to pack up, preventing any last drops from staining your picnic basket. The lid also makes your wine glass portable, so no more spillage as you tipsily wander around the park, looking for friends.

First photo from Apartment Therapy's related article on Best Outdoor Lanterns.

First photo from Apartment Therapy's related article on Best Outdoor Lanterns.

July 19th, 2010 Uncategorized | 3 Comments

It’s hard to come back to a blog after a long break. So much to say, where do you start? Or restart?


Firstly, you should know that the FC and I finally moved into our new home. Though we’ve had our share of stress (pidgeon poo in the ceiling, crooked floors, shady contractors) we also feel crazily blessed. The cool touch of new slate under our feet (like being at the beach) the gleaming white kitchen cupboards, the magical garden that just feels so huge compared to the small terrace of my former apartment– How lucky are we?


And with this change of address I feel the blog should change too. Not sure how yet… Perhaps I’ll start with the name. Goodbye Cooking For Cock, hello Eat My Heart? Because that’s what I want to record; all the delectable morcels of goodness (culinary and otherwise) I encounter in this new chapter in my life.