Sunday, January 02, 2011

and a charming new year

charmlee

charmlee

charmlee

charmlee

charmlee

b and i spent new year's day hiking around the glory that is charmlee wilderness park in malibu. simple walks and spectacular ocean views. that's all we need, right?

i don't usually resort to new year resolutions but 2011 is going to be one crazy whirlwind, and i think i might need a little list posted next to my desk to help me slow down and breathe when it inevitably all becomes too much. so here goes:

1. with an awesome partner-in-crime, plan a kick-ass wedding - but don't let it get the best of us.

2. more hiking and more yoga. if this rain ever stops, more outside time in general.

3. learn to bake bread.

4. get the knitting mojo back. draft patterns; get them out into the world.

5. do the sunday times crossword religiously with b.

and that's it. any more and i might hyperventilate.

happy new year all - and dig up your favorite bread recipes?

love, marri

4 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a beautiful place to reflect on a new year!

Love your resolutions and good luck on your list. One of my favorite bread recipes (in the Winter) is an old Martha Stewart recipe for cinnamon raisin bread. It's made the old fashion way with cinnamon rolled inside for layers of yumminess and pure decadence. Toasted with butter ~ it's heaven.

CLD said...

Jim Lahey's bread recipe is the best. Mark Bittman wrote a NY Times column about it, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/08mini.html. Good luck with the baking and looking forward to more knitting patterns!

One More Bite said...

That park sounds appropriately named!

My new year's resolution is to come up with resolutions. Your list is inspiring me! :)

As for bread - how about the Popovers recipe from BLT Steak? If you make this I will help you taste test and unburden you of any extras ;)

Destack said...

I love your photography!

Try The Enchanted Broccoli Forest

http://books.google.com/books?id=EyevcMj6wuMC&dq=the+new+enchanted+broccoli+forest&hl=en&src=bmrr&ei=wSMlTYvfOsP48Aazwc3UAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA

It has really fantastic vegetarian recipes of all sorts but the section on bread is super thorough and the illustrations are great