supposedly this anthurium plant is particularly good at detoxifying the air inside a home. today we had a day full of cooking followed by an extended-family cocktail hour and then a long coursed dinner full of conversation. it sounds so simple as to be a little lame. but no phones were consulted and no TV was regarded and we learned a little bit more about my mom and her best friend over the course of six courses, a couple of bottles of wine, and an oak fire.. i feel a little bit tired and a little bit cleansed. here’s wishing you the same.