my mom is the cook at a really special school– one i went to for 11 years. i helped out today while she cooked lunch for the teachers. she makes mostly all organic food, all from scratch. the lettuce and edible pansy flowers were from the school garden. i wandered through the preschool classroom and took some photos of the beautiful montessori materials. they bring back a lot of memories.

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> napa slaw <

1 head napa cabbage, sliced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 scallions
1/4 cup roasted black sesame seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds or peanuts
1/4 teaspoon pepper

scant 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup oil (vegetable and sesame)
optional if you like spicy: finely chopped jalepeño or hot sauce

my aunt cathy has a great collection of huipils from when she lived in mexico.

i found juliet gorman’s work before i met her. josh and i came across a pile of pottery on the street a couple years ago and i love all of it and excitedly took it home. for a year or so i wondered about “JG”, the name signed on the bottom of each piece. and then juliet and i finally met in a class and i figured out that she was the ceramicist whose work i’d been admiring. since then we’ve become friends and i stopped by her apartment yesterday to see the new beads she has been working on. they are beautiful!. juliet is also a great decorator and i love her home. she has a fantastic collection of textiles and art. she will be selling her ceramic necklaces at the renegade craft fair on june 11th + 12th.