Tuesday, January 22, 2008

a poem, an image and a recipe

The year's doors open
like those of language,
toward the unknown.
Last night you told me:
we shall have to think up signs,
sketch a landscape, fabricate a plan
on the double page
of day and paper.
Tomorrow, we shall have to invent,
once more,
the reality of this world.
- Octavio Paz
excerpt from January First
(from here.)

image found here. i love the drawers in the foreground, as well as the mix of pieces along the back wall that make up the work space. it's so much more interesting to me than uniform built-in cabinetry.

here's something good i made last night:

warm spicy pasta

cook 1 lb whole wheat pasta

in a saucepan, combine and simmer:
olive oil
1 can tomatoes
1 can garbanzo beans
2-3 cloves of garlic
1-2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
salt & freshly ground pepper

when the pasta is cooked, toss it with the sauce and then add a cup of grated white cheddar cheese.

(all measurements are approximate.)


1 comment:

herM said...

all three ... yummy