At A Glance, April

What I find notable for the month.

Harrowstyle Falafel Recipe

1 28oz can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 red onion rough chop
1/2 cup of parsley, rough chop
5 cloves of garlic minced or pressed. 
1 ½  teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
½  teaspoon of cumin
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ cup chickpea flour
Avocado oil

Preheat the oven to 250°. 
Spread out chickpeas on aluminum foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the oven to dry out canned chickpeas while you are preparing other ingredients. 

Place onion,parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes in a food processor, add chickpeas. Pulse gently until chickpeas are in small but still recognizable pieces. Do not over pulse mixture. 

Move mixture to a large bowl. Add chickpea flour (any flour will do if you don’t have chickpea-it’s just to help bind.)

Make the mixture into balls. Lightly fry in avocado oil and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. 

Prior to serving, preheat oven to 350° and bake until fully heated through about 15-20 minutes.

Serve in a pita or a bowl with tahini sauce, mediterranean salad, pickled onion or pickled turnips. 

Loeffler Randall metallic sandals
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe. I listened to it as an audio book. Anderson Cooper’s voice is familiar yet authoritative. I can’t get enough of how the Vanderbilt family built, spent and squandered their wealth. The very rich are just as enviable and abhorrent as you may imagine. This book delivered with details, poignancy and a little bit of caution.
Aeyde I have recently became aware of this brand and love this classic Maryjane pump.
I love this cropped denim jacket by Me + Em. The rivets have a plus sign detail.
Has anyone tried this newer Ralph Lauren Unisex cologne? I am intrigued.
Julia. I I feared that this HBO Max series wouldn’t be as good as the 2009 movie about Julia Child, Julie and Julia. No fear, I am loving Sarah Lancashire in the title role. The other incredible actors include, Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Judith Light, James Cromwell, Isabella Rossallini as well as many others.
This Saint Laurent quilted leather bag is a great example of my new obsession with vertical bags. Also, take note: no loud hardware.
I have a thing for shallow bowls. I prefer them to using a straight plate. They also also great as serving pieces for hummus, chips, and vegetables.
I am enjoying this Apple TV, fictional series, but based on the true story, about the rise and fall of the WeWork as told through the lives of its founders. I love watching Anne Hathaway in anything-and she doesn’t disappoint in portraying Rebekah Neumann. Jared Leto, who’s performance in the House of Gucci was incredible, is equal to the task of portraying the dynamic Adam Neumann. It’s a fun ride albeit, a little dragged out. I have fun looking at the clothing, the sets and watching entitled behavior run amok.

At A Glance, February 2022

What I find notable for the month.

I am loving this HBO Max streaming series about The Gilded Age of New York City.
The Official Gilded Age Podcast. More of my obsession about this series. This isn’t just a recap podcast, it full of history and facts that are relevant today.

Fo more Gilded Age fun. Check out @keithyorkcity on Instagram and his website for fascinating NYC history including photography, architecture, industry, personalities, titans etc. He gives walking tours too. Find his website here.
Cos sweater. Just loving the camel/pink combination.
Brown is the new black. I love these brown Mango jeans.
I only have a grand dog, and I live in suburbia, but if I had a dog in a city, I would so love having this paw washer.
COS, I love vests because they pull together an outfit without bulk.
One of the best articles about friendship at middle age and beyond that I have ever read.
Felix. I wear a bucket hat while going on my daily walk for sun protection-not for fashion. This one would be perfect to wear with any outfit as it’s so neutral.
Karhu. This brand is new to me but I really like their look.
Joseph Joseph. I bought this portable sink basin to clean my delicate sweaters and other hand washables. I keep finding other uses, like cleaning fruit and vegetables, separating fine cutlery and knives from other things in my sink, and soaking really dirty stuff without using a ton of water.