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The Heads of State – Posters & Using Shopify

While doing some light research on using Shopify on a possible project, I stumbled upon The Heads of State design guys in the Shopify showcase section. Their poster prowess makes me envious yet simultaneously full of design lust. The colours on the Wilco poster keep reminding me to push the concept of overlays to create colour harmonies. Buy the design goodness from the The Heads of State Poster Shop. I especially love their new Travel Series.

 

 

Hurricane Irene Cooking: Tomato, Onion, Olive & Anchovy Tart

I’m so freaking glad I made this. I used a packaged puff pastry base instead of making my own crust and it’s heavenly. I used this recipe from Epicurious as a base. Instead of Jack or Gruyere cheese, I used a strong Irish cheddar on the crust then microplaned parmesan on top. Next time, I may just leave out the anchovies altogether (only put them on half this time).

Finished tomato, onion & half anchovy tart on puff pastry. Time for wine #Irene

I made this to use some of my extra CSA tomatoes from last week, but this didn’t use up nearly as many as I thought it would. Earlier in the afternoon, I also baked some chicken thighs seasoned with sage, garlic powder, salt, pepper, thyme and lime for snacking later on. Tomorrow I may sauté some peaches in butter and whiskey to put over some coconut milk ice cream. What are y’all making this weekend to weather out the storm?

Recap 07.20.2011

Wednesday was slightly less productive yet feeling good nonetheless. What about y’all?

+ Billed for second half of a project with a tech start up  & we’re starting more projects next week

+ Signed up for business plan finance class to fulfill requirements for the Brooklyn Library PowerUp Business Plan Competition

+ Set up Client #3’s basic WordPress install, MailChimp newsletter, Twitter and FB accounts. Will do a paper prototyping session on Monday for her site

+ Followed up with a cool person from TechMunch for coffee and lunch to catch up on projects

+ Joined the planning committee of IACP’s (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference for next year – Host City and the PR & Social Media committees.

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WordPress › Social Connect « WordPress Plugins. Was going to use this for another project and for another blog. Anyone used this before?

 

 

 

 

Recap 07.19.2011

I’m going to try my hand at doing a daily recap of all things good and not so good that happened throughout my day. While even writing this, I had an epiphany that I wasn’t a huge slacker.

  • Found $10 on the ground last night outside my housesitting place. Sweet.
  • Wrote a travel blog post about finally, FINALLY buying our Brussels –> Paris train ticket for only 25 euros
  • Dropped off a roll of film from my Portland, OR trip at the Lomography store for development, prints and digital cd. Only $16, sweet deal. And…I schooled another customer on how to use the light meter on his Canon AE-1, which my second camera during undergrad photo school. That was a huge boost of artistic confidence.
  • Coworked at New Work City and helped a wee bit with the after-hours WordPress NYC Meetup. I’m a PT member at NWC, come find me sometime.
  • Got social media schooled by Nichelle Stephens on some of her tools. Confirmed my conversion to Hootsuite from Tweetdeck especially for the Hootlet Chrome extension.
  • Registered for the Brussels Startup Weekend, October 21. Designers, coders and UI folks prototype and build projects in a weekend. Excited! And I got the last designer early bird spot.
  • Tried out Wooly’s Ice  with Nichelle. This stuff is amazing. I had the sweet milk ice with brownies, strawberries and drizzled with sea salt condensed milk.
Wooly's Ice

I had the sweet milk ice with brownies and strawberries. What new stuff are you trying this week?

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TECHMunch NYC 2011 Roundup

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Last week Saturday I had the pleasure of moderating a panel during TECHMunch, a one-day conference about food blogging and all the subjects that fall underneath that. My panelmates were a wonderful and diverse group of content creators and publishers, ranging from individuals posting to a YouTube channel all the way to a Food Network exec. It was my first panel moderating experience and because of these great folks and the audience questions, I would love to do it again. Surprisingly, I wasn’t that nervous going into it. Win.

And of course, huge thank you to Babette Pepaj of BakeSpace who created TECHMunch, and to Nichelle Stephens of Cupcakes Take the Cake (@niche) who is the  TECHMunch NYC organizer. So, below is a listing of the panelists, some of my guiding questions and some key answers/bits of info. Read on for more after the jump. Continue Reading →

Sausage Sunday

Welcome The Kitchn/Apartment Therapy visitors and lovers of Kate Payne aka The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking!

Below is flyer that I created when hosting a sausage making workshop last year at the Farm City festival in Brooklyn. It includes the main recipe we use, equipment needed and food needed. The recipe below is for lamb sausage but one could easily adapt it for pork sausage. More info to come as I update this page.

Sausage Sunday by Brooklyn Tactical Meat Labs

 

Let’s Do This: Afropunk Festival ’11, Aug 27-28 in Brooklyn, NY

What: AfroPunk 2011 Festival

When: August 27th – 28th

Where: Commodore Barry Park

Cost: $0/Free

I’ve never been able to make it to one of the festivals even though I’ve lived in Clinton Hill for the past 3.5 years. There’s always been a time conflict or I simply just missed the boat. Last year, the promoters decided to charge and that almost killed the show’s attendance. This year however, it’s back to being FREE, y’all. The line-up looks sick and I’ll actually be in town for this before I head out to Europe for 2.5 months. Here’s the line up, courtesy of the AfroPunk site:

Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold, Jay Electronica, Toro Y Moi, Res, Joi, Toshi Reagon, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Straight Line Stitch, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Joe Jordans Experiment, Rocky Business

They’ll also have a BMX competition, food truck festival, a custom bike show and a skate artist wall. Now…who’s ready to come with me?

via : Afro-punk Fest Killer Line-up Includes Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold & Many More! – AFRO-PUNK.

Career bubbles…

Is it just me or is “life coaching” the next career bubble that’s going to burst? That and “curatorial content” blogging seems to be another bubble that’s going to burst soon. How many more “curated” Brooklyn blogs do we need?

Blog Relaunch!

After a long while, I finally have my blogging home set up the way I would like it to be. From now on, I’ll be blogging about design, events, food and design related travel. Immediately coming up will be my highlights from SXSW Interactive which I’m currently attending. There’s way too much information to process and this will be my way to distill.

Cheers all!