Friday, May 1, 2009

Five Faves Friday

1. This week I finished The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. What an amazing reading experience...and culinary experience, too! It's about a cooking school, run by an intuitive chef, Lillian, and how each class touches each student in some way. The writing is amazing -- delicious, lyrical, spellbinding -- full of sentences ripe for rereading. I actually started reading this book a few weeks back, but then (real) school got crazy, and I didn't want to rush through the book, so I tabled it, returning to it over spring break. I'm so glad I did. This is a book that you will want to savor. Every word is delectable.

2. Speaking of something worth savoring, my order from Sarabeth's arrived in the mail this week!

Yes, I ordered Peach Apricot jam in the mail. I can't find it on island any more, and I yearn for this beautiful stuff -- on toast, with biscuits, atop cheesecake, by the spoonful...and now I have two whole jars. Well, one and a half jars, that is.

3. These hands.

4. More food...
Somen salad! Every year I make this for our May Day potluck at school. Following our annual program, the teachers get together for a potluck. All the best local foods are on the menu -- kalua pork, lomi salmon, poi, poke, and yes, somen salad. Mmm...

5. The May Bad Girls kit -- well, what's left of it:

What can I say? I scrap hard.
Oh, and I'm so not done with this lovely kit.
Here are the layouts I made with it:

You can click on them if you want a closer look.
Have a great Friday!
Hope to see you tomorrow for NSD at Bad Girls Kits!


  1. Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!!!

    WOW oh WOW...I love the layouts you made!! Gorgeous!!
    And OMG!!...that salad is so pretty and looks so good..
    I am looking for a good book..I'll have to check that one out:)
    Have a wonderful day!!

  2. OHH that kit! YUMMMMMMMY! Your LO's and projects look so nice!