sjrh wins jbfa in nyc

sjrh wins jbfa in nyc

just back from a weekend in new york city where i had the great and moving pleasure of watching my husband win the most prestigious award in food journalism–the james beard mfk fisher distinguished writing award. he has worked so hard at his writing, and in a way has spent his whole life practicing to be a writer–always using language carefully, and precisely, and sometimes movingly, and often comically. the day after the ceremony,  he and i spent an aimless saturday walking through an enchanted new york city, from the west village through greenwich to soho and back. we drifted from one cappuccino to another, from coffee shop to coffee shop to hotel bar, on our way to a late dinner at balthazar, where they seated us in a corner booth, and the chef somehow knew who steve was, and sent out special little gifts all night long, and the whole city was illuminated by the glow of steve’s joy.

p.s. i’ve said it before but i want to say it again…i love catkin season. it is so short and so fleeting, and almost no one really notices it, and yet it’s like an arboreal mardi gras for about one week.

red oak catkins

  • Kimbersew says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to Steve! Such good news! Hooray!

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  • Ginny says:

    How wonderful that Steve’s ongoing efforts have been so suitably recognized. Go Steve!!

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  • Dede says:

    Kudos to Steve and I still say it is crazy how so much creative talent is in one house. I loved the way you celebrated the next day! Perfect!

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  • Kimbersew says:

    me again. So…oak catkins? Are they what gets pollinated to make acorns?

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that awkward age

that awkward age

these fiddleheads are no longer babies and not yet adults. they certainly look like teenagers, half gangly, half graceful, slightly self-conscious, and entirely clueless.

adolescent  fiddlehead ferns

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move over kyoto

move over kyoto

i bet we have as many crabapple blossoms in minnesota as japan has cherry blossoms. we were simply a little bit more careless about how and where our pink, spring explosions were planted…

apple blossoms

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a framed portrait

a framed portrait

hello spring. thanks for spending some time in my portrait studio. i believe i caught your good side this morning. you can relax now.

assorted new leaves of spring

 

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the bulb is planted, may there be blossoms

the bulb is planted, may there be blossoms

many of you read STILL with your morning tea or coffee. if you are one of those, you will be reading this about the time my husband, steve, and i are landing in nyc for a three day weekend. steve is a nominee for two james beard awards, and the awards ceremony is tonight…please cross fingers and any other appendages around 7:00 eastern daylight time.

crocus

  • Susan L. says:

    The crocus is triumphant!
    May your husband be also!

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