Archive for 'taste'
The Gap Between Taste and Skill

The Gap Between Taste and Skill

Posted 20 May 2011 | By | Categories: art, artists, creativity, taste, time, video | 1 Comment

For anyone creating something new, here’s a wonderful video from Ira Glass, host and executive producer of This American Life, addressing the horror of having the taste to discern you don’t yet have the skills to create something as great as you imagine it, and how to get past it.

Love List: Cinco de Mayo

Love List: Cinco de Mayo

Posted 05 May 2011 | By | Categories: beauty, bhutan, book, books, culture, documentary, film, Films, food, happiness, interconnected, music, new zealand, taste | 1 Comment

Kia ora, hola, and happy Cinco de Mayo! Eight inspiring, educational, beautiful and delicious things to see, hear, read, eat and watch.

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.

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.

Dark. Chocolate. Sorbet. and Ice Cream at Grounded NYC

Dark. Chocolate. Sorbet. and Ice Cream at Grounded NYC

Posted 23 April 2008 | By | Categories: emily approved, food, happiness, nyc, taste | No Comments

Grounded ( Jane St, New York NY 10014) just introduced sorbets and ice creams, handmade by the multi-talented Sarah (pictured below), who also plays awesome banjo. … Other flavors to check out: spiced strawberry sorbet, Grounded house espresso, chocolate ice cream, mango cardamom sorbet and coconut creamsicle sorbet.

Salad Days in New York

Salad Days in New York

Posted 31 March 2008 | By | Categories: about me, emily approved, flowers, food, happiness, news, photography, shopping, taste | No Comments

My photo of Yuno’s Farm’s salad mix with broccoli raab flowers above is featured in this week’s New York Magazine in an article called “Salad Days” on page 104. The article reveals that Nevia No, “co-owner of South Jersey’s Yuno’s Farm, exotic seed seeker andartful arranger of what might be the most beautiful produce stand in town,” returns to Union Square with “a bevy of tender greenhouse greens, plus overwintered broccoli rabe and spinach.”

links for 2008-02-12: connect the dots la la la la

links for 2008-02-12: connect the dots la la la la

Posted 12 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, advertising, animals, better world, creativity, culture, links, love, marketing, photography, science, taste, technology, travel, video, webstuff | 1 Comment

Todays links are about freedom of communication across the globe — from kids posting video in Uruguay to people coming together to create free wifi networks in sydney, australia and wellington, new zealand. Valentines greetings from scientists. Robotic insects. Social networking’s ad revolution. Pixish, a new kind of marketplace for photography.

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 Pre-Trial Discovery: Papabubble

Sweet Pre-Trial Discovery: Papabubble

Posted 30 October 2007 | By | Categories: ask emily, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, food, nyc, retail, shopping, taste | No Comments

Photo by Robyn Lee, ‘the girl who ate everything,’ some rights reserved. Reporting from New York Criminal Court, 100 Centre St, Jury Duty, Day 2. Wow, the wheels of justice move slowly. At least you can now enjoy wifi while you’re waiting to be called, so bring your laptop (Twitter, Facebook and Meebo blocked). But […]

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, […]

NY Design Week Highlights: Haute Green & ICFF

NY Design Week Highlights: Haute Green & ICFF

Posted 21 May 2007 | By | Categories: consumerism, culture, design, emily approved, fashion, furniture, love, nyc, observations, senses, shopping, taste | No Comments

corona solar lighta solar powered outdoor LED lighting system that can be staked to the ground, attached to a wall or placed on a tabletop. uses no glues or fasteners and is easy to diassemble for recycling.