Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"[Janie] was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her. She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage! She had been summoned to behold a revelation. Then Janie felt a pain remorseless sweet that left her limp and languid." - Zora Neale Hurston

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

i like sealing wax...
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."— Jim Jarmusch

( I happened upon this quote while reading a "pending friend's" page on facebook. I thought it was both rotten and lovely...thus having to steal it and post it directly...delighted-especially loved the word devour.)

Grandma Casey's Pancakes

2 c. flour
3 Tbs. sugar
5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/3 c. oil
2 c. milk
1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg; mix until smooth.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or fying pan over medium heat. Pour the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. (This measurement did not come from me, neither the the No.1 direction, as I do not believe that constructing a good pancake takes instruction, however I have included important notes in my parenthesis, and have graciously included someone elses, thereby plagarizing an innocents directions, "just in cases".

(Smother the finished golden pancake in an absorbent amount of butter, much too much than what would be considered a healthy breakfast, do not under any circumstances subsitute white bleached flour for buckwheat, and please use real maple syrup.)

a note from the editor: please enjoy responsibly!