For years, I believed I was inherently lazy. Turns out, I’m actually a perfectionist. Like most of us well past our elementary-school days, I’ve got a hazy remembrance of the day-to-day of being a child. There are general fuzzy feelings when certain seasons arrive, or an ingrained impulse to raise my hand politely in meetings … More it doesn't have to be good, but it does need to be told.
I didn’t expect it to happen, but there it was—in this week’s grocery bag, a tub of cheese calmly sat between the carrots and radishes. Granted, it wasn’t the cheese I’d written on my list (goat’s or mozzarella), but the price for the ricotta had been just right, and not one I’d expected to find. … More hunting and gathering, week 2
a weekly roundup: July 28-Aug 4 The things that surprised and delighted me this week. funghi: Heading into my (still very new) August challenge, I expected to be shocked by the quality of the tomatoes from the farmer’s market. And I was pleased, but it was the mushrooms that really blew my mind. They had … More little delights
I don’t exactly remember the first time I read “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” by Barbara Kingsolver, but I do know it was prompted by at least two months of insistence from my best friend. Every phone conversation would somehow work its way around to the inevitable question, only to be met with a disappointing answer. And … More hunting and gathering: week 1
If you had come by this space a year and some months ago, it would’ve looked a little different. There’s nothing too obvious—a design change here, an editing style altered there. But at a certain point last year, Of Mountains Made was woefully abandoned. I’d started this blog with my sister with a few ideas. … More the thing that made you
April showers bring May flowers, but what happens when May brings more rain? By its very definition, spring can be a moody time of year. And yet, for most of us living in places with more than one season, by the time April rolls around, we dream of sunny and blissful 65F degree days. So … More oh, the wind and rain
Midtown, NYC covers a lot of ground. There are distinctions, of course–in my mind, what I include as parts of Midtown are probably more appropriately called Murray Hill, Lenox Hill, Hudson Yards (this is new) etc. It’s good to have those neighborhood lines, especially when we all have maps on our phones. But it all … More wandering around: Midtown, NYC