Sunday, May 10, 2009

Signs of Spring, Part II


Shades of pink and white.

Oh so pink.

Turquoise hot wheels.

Playing peek-a-boo around the tree (yes, he's holding binoculars).

Photo montage taken May 10. NHP, NY.

Signs of Spring, Part I

White tree. What contrast.

White trees are all the rage.

Tiny buds springing forth.

Maple leaf imprint on sidewalk.

New house (and new tree) down the block.

Photo montage taken May 9. NHP, NY.

Spicy Hot Book

Steamy. Sizzling. Scintillating. It's all that and more.

I'm talking about the Muji Spice Taste-leaf Book.

If you're always on the go, don't have space for an expensive spice rack, or are just too lazy to bother with intricate recipes, this mess-free alternative is just the thing for you. It's brought to you by Yanko Design, the masterminds behind unconventional umbrellas and fan blades made of chicken wings. The company's M.O. is "Form Beyond Function," and Yanko works hard to deliver.

Made with edible quality paper, the taste-book comes with an assortment of spice choices, from white pepper to red chili. Simply tear the perforated edges and plop into your dish! Perfecto.

I scanned the rest of the site, and, I have to admit, my inner green bookworm yearns for one of these.

50 Cent Gelati, Italian Slices & Cannolis @ Rizzo's, Astoria

This just in: Rizzo's Fine Pizza in Astoria is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with new 50 cent specials over the next few months. All Gelati, Italian slices and cannolis are just 50 cents until May 29. Choices vary by day, but daily selections include: lemon sorbet, coconut, cherry, piƱa colada, Dutch chocolate, pomegranate, Mandarin orange, apricot-mango. Promotion valid in-store only.

Rizzo's Pizza
3013 Steinway St
Astoria, NY 11103

For Mom, With Love

Happy Mother's Day!

I made French toast.

And strawberry-mango-banana fruit salad.

We really like to play banana phone.

Going for the "experimental" look.

(This may or may not have been another one of my bad ideas.)