Wednesday, November 24, 2010


"Hanging, swaying, pulsing, the most vulnerable and insubstantial creature, [the jellyfish] has for its defence the violence and power of the whole ocean, to which it has entrusted its going and its will."

--Ursula Le Guin, Lathe of Heaven

Friday, November 5, 2010


Birnel on whole-grain knäckerbrot (crispbread)

I came across Birnel in switzerland. It's a golden syrup made from the concentrated juice of pears. I was happy to find that it's all natural--it has only one ingredient: pear juice. It's light and has a fruity tanginess to it, and tastes excellent on my morning toast or as a sweetener.