Friday, April 25, 2014
After apartment hunting one weekend in Ann Arbor, we were looking for a place to picnic and thought we would visit the Leslie Science and Nature Center. We saw some amazing birds of prey, but I just kept looking around at all the brown out there... We will have to return later in the spring, I suppose, to see the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and the Eastern Box Turtle. Incidentally, we noticed a neat mid century apartment place on the drive in and set up an appointment that very afternoon to have a look see. Two-bedrooms, hardwood, and close to campus- we will be moving in July!
This Easter pie looks better than it tasted- I should have trusted my gut instinct to never add gelatin to anything! Also, the shortbread crust was pretty much just a big cookie.
I woke up one morning really missing sultana scones and clotted cream which Ander and I ate for breakfast much too much while in Oxford last summer. These were tasty approximations but alas- no clotted cream!
This Valentine's day, we headed to Revolver for an amazing dinner prepared by chef Kate Williams. The Thai chile oyster and salmon bisque with pine nuts was perhaps the best soup I have ever had! Anyway, afterwards we headed to Detroit to drive through Dan Gilbert's latest project- the Z parking garage. Click here for a great promo video and short write up. It was around 1am, so it was really just us with a tripod and a security guard in there.
"Chimera" by Kobie Solomon.
Fisher Building which was designed by Albert Kahn who is also responsible for several of University of Michigan's most iconic buildings.