Growing up I had a cranky piano teacher who would always scream “don’t touch the plants!!!” whenever I absentmindedly stroked the leaves of the palms that lined the wall next to the piano. I hated her and haven’t gone near a piano in ages, but I happily touch and fuss over these beauties all day long now! Welcome to my newest girl! #pileapeperomioides
Was having a frustrating few days and then this GLORIOUS surprise box of mangos from my friend @marnely_murray’s dad’s Miami garden arrived, and made me so happy! Thankful for thoughtful friends like Marnely, and for her parents who took the time and care to gather and package and send these (swipe for the sweet note!), and for this lush fragrant fruit that is currently perfuming every inch of my home and making me feel nostalgic and inspired. 🥭 ❤️
Lately all I want to cook and eat is seafood. Tonight’s dinner was fresh whole sardines that I pan fried, then doused in garlic and Calabrian chili-infused olive oil, lemon juice, my homegrown parsley, and generous crumbles of Maldon salt. Served with toasted sourdough and arugula.
A humid 90 degrees in NYC today, and the plants and I are thriving. ☀️ 🌱
And my first mamá (side) hug in 4 months! Thankful for every moment. ❤️
Surprise papá day visit!