I hear a symphony5/15/2012
Without a distinguishing separation from Spring, Los Angeles now feels like a true summer. I imagined it to be filled with string lights in the night, various lemonade flavors and the sound of birds. In the city, it's often impossible to hear birds or see wildlife. Most of my memories of thriving nature come from various trips to desolate places, so perhaps I'm attempting to replicate those moments in my own small way. I choose to ignore the cars passing by and amplify the wall of chirping sounds. A moment of solace for a mere moment.
Somehow my imagination of summer manifested, with a little work of course. I purchased more flowers for old vases and bought a shiny white chair for reading. I also strung up five dollar lights and covered a stark patio table with my polka dot tablecloth. So simple!
For dinner one night I assembled a lemon pappardelle pasta. I've been designing a cookbook for a class assignment and needed some simple recipes to make. This is how I made it: I chopped two cloves of garlic, 1 bunch cooked asparagus, 1 tomato and threw them in the pan for 3 minutes with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Then I boiled lemon pappardelle pasta and tossed it in the mixture. It was so good!
I can't wait to try many more recipes and use the patio for much needed rest breaks!
Do you have a favorite space to relax in?