Archive for 'senses'
Decadent Deep-South Dark Chocolate Walnut Pie

Decadent Deep-South Dark Chocolate Walnut Pie

Posted 12 September 2010 | By | Categories: about me, ask emily, food, local food, new zealand, observations, senses, taste | 1 Comment

Last week was my second pie competition, and this year I dove deep into my memory pie-hole and pulled out the decadent chocolate walnut and bourbon pie associated with the Kentucky Derby and a favorite from Tippins Pie Pantry.

Edible Geography: Wellington Water Tasting

Edible Geography: Wellington Water Tasting

Posted 19 August 2010 | By | Categories: local food, new zealand, senses, sustainability, taste, water, wellington | 12 Comments

Wellington’s blessed with relatively abundant water. Where does it come from? How does it get to us? Are there regional differences in taste? Here’s what I learned at a municipal water tasting as part of the Wellington on a Plate Festival.

Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

Posted 17 May 2009 | By | Categories: art, consciousness, creativity, culture, people, senses | 1 Comment

Max paints like Tibetan Buddhist monks debate, animated with kinetic punctuations. He describes it as automatism, “one stroke bone” and “all mind and no mind”. Think very clearly of what you want do before you start, and then let go and free your mind while doing, “a little like making love.”

Wild Thymes, Honey

Wild Thymes, Honey

Posted 06 May 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, better world, branding, consciousness, consumerism, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, product review, retail, science, senses, shopping, sustainability, taste, typography | No Comments

I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.

Streams of Consciousness

Posted 15 March 2008 | By | Categories: better world, consciousness, creativity, culture, happiness, health, interconnected, science, senses, video, webstuff | No Comments

Two great streaming media offerings exploring the nature of consciousness:
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s “New Earth”online event and Jill Taylor’s TED Talk.

Poems On Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Posted 12 March 2008 | By | Categories: better world, books, consciousness, creativity, culture, emily approved, happiness, health, interconnected, love, people, poetry, senses | 1 Comment

Poems and notes from a delightful talk with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Bokara Legendre (filmed for her “Conversations with…” series for LinkTV, so surely you can see it soon too.)

links for 2008-03-04: Secrets of Happiness and Hyperbolic Geometry

links for 2008-03-04: Secrets of Happiness and Hyperbolic Geometry

Posted 04 March 2008 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, links, love, science, senses, sustainability | No Comments

Want to Save a Coral Reef? Bring Along Your Crochet Hook The Institute For Figuring‘s Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project embodies “conecptual enchantment,” the “beauty and creativity that comes out of scientific thinking.” As it turns out, the gorgeously crenellated and undulating corals, anemones, kelps, sponges, and slugs that live in the reef have what […]

links for 2008-02-10

links for 2008-02-10

Posted 10 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, links, nyc, senses, sustainability, technology | No Comments

Betting a Farm Would Work in Queens – New York Times Sur les paves la ferme (Over the pavement, the farm), is the theme of Work Architecture‘s winning proposal for P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center‘s 2008 summer courtyard. Reflects the movement from industrialization to postindustrialization, from global to local, from free market to farmer’s market, and […]

GhostGarden and More GPS Games

GhostGarden and More GPS Games

Posted 29 January 2008 | By | Categories: art, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, gardening, love, senses, technology, travel, video, webstuff | No Comments

The surreal romance of aristocratic expat Lucy and castaway Jack enchanted me as I strolled through Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens in early January, following their love story on a handheld HP GPS device preloaded with Anita Fontaine‘s spooky sweet Ghost Garden, part of the 2008 Sydney Festival. As I traveled through the gardens, certain locations […]

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

Posted 06 December 2007 | By | Categories: better world, branding, consumerism, culture, design, emily approved, environment, food, happiness, health, marketing, passions, product review, senses, sustainability, taste, travel, typography | 1 Comment

I love bubbly beverages: Champagne and sparkling water are always my drinks of choice. Among the sparklers, Antipodes stands out. Coming from a deep natural aquifer to the surface in Whakatane, New Zealand, Antipodes has real mouth appeal. It’s less aggressively carbonated than my usual brew, San Pellegrino, and it’s easy on the eyes too. […]

NZ Notes: Auckland Hilton: White & Bellini

NZ Notes: Auckland Hilton: White & Bellini

Posted 06 December 2007 | By | Categories: culture, emily approved, food, senses, taste, technology, travel | 1 Comment

Overlooking Waitemata harbor’s expansive blue vista, the White Restaurant at the Hilton Auckland features a cool palette, warm service and delightful meals. Starting with our first favorite meal of the day, highlights of the breakfast buffet include poached pears with vanilla beans, blueberries with cinnamon sticks and apricots with cardamom pods. These are delicious over […]

Sweet Potato Lentil Kale Soup Recipe

Sweet Potato Lentil Kale Soup Recipe

Posted 10 June 2007 | By | Categories: ask emily, emily approved, food, happiness, health, love, senses, taste | 9 Comments

I love everything about this soup — the way it looks, the way it tastes, the different textures and how easy it is to make. It makes a fine meal all by itself. If you try it, I’d love to hear your experience. 1 c. dried lentils (your choice… this time I used French green, […]

Ask Emily: Gifts for New Moms

Ask Emily: Gifts for New Moms

Posted 22 May 2007 | By | Categories: ask emily, consumerism, design, emily approved, flowers, food, senses, shopping | No Comments

Hi Ryan,My favorite welcome home gift for new mommies and babies is Manhattan Fruitier’s beautiful organic fresh fruit basket with a teddy bear, rubber ducky and crocheted booties. Feel free to add in flowers and chocolate as you wish.Manhattan Fruitiermanhattanfruitier.com105 E 29th St, New York NY212.686.0404 and 800.841.5718Best flowers for Manhattan delivery: 1.