Sure– I know what you’re thinking– such a simple grain, hardly the complexity of brown rice or the emotional challenge of arborio. And, let’s be clear, it’s not pasta.
But that’s why I love it– for everything that it is, beyond easy– you don’t even actually cook it– you boil water, pour it in and let it sit and it’s done in 5 minutes (yes– sometimes, I just don’t need the hours of foreplay that polenta requires, you know?)
Mostly– I love who it hangs out with. Because really, who doesn’t love to mix it up with a bowl of couscous? Fruit– veggies, they’re all in. This week I’ve been making a curried sweet potato and yellow squash number that just won’t leave me alone– god, it’s good.
Anyway– I thought to find you a beautiful photo of couscous (seeing as I haven’t touched my camera all week . . alas and alack, but that’s what weekends are for, yes?) and ended up at Helene’s site and found that you can win Moo cards!
2. via nina johansson
However, there is the possibility that I will take on yet another activity which keeps me from keeping up with all the other activities I have on speed dial as I found a local life drawing class that is open and allows drop-in attendance. I absolutely love doing this and am hoping somehow to shoehorn it in to the week’s full out fullness. Honestly, if my weeks were paintings they’d be Rubens. Am thinking I need to bring a little Kate Moss to the table to balance it all out– and surely adding in a life drawing class is not taking me in the right direction. But there it is, when have I ever gone in the right direction?
4. this is for jen gray
photo by sandra juto
because (for me) jen blends so perfectly the sublime and the earthly– and unfortunately for her, anytime I find the word shit combined with something lofty, I must share it with her– aren’t you so glad I don’t have your mailing address? yes, be very glad– I tend to be relentless in my thoughtfulness
but this share (photo above) was in part a response to the gorgeous post and playlist jen left for us all at the squam site today: