Rosanne Cash has become one our favorite clients, friends, and points of inspiration over this last year. (Yes, thank you, it has been a very good year and we have lots of reasons to be thankful.)
It seems that everywhere I turn these days, Rosanne’s name is attached to another interesting project. From America: Now and Here (read the NY Times Article about the project ) to Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit 2011, Rosanne seems to be singing, writing, and spreading poetry around the globe.
I made a flight to Berlin this year with her book, Composed: A Memoir, and could not put it down. There was a moment in the Berlin airport I was streaming tears, book in hand, and oblivious to the other passengers looking my way. Butch leaned over and said, “You okay?” “Yes,” I replied, “it’s just SO beautiful.”
More on that coming soon…
Today, Nov 17, 2011 (4:30pm CT/5:30pm ET), Rosanne is In The Room with Krista Tippett (who I also adore and follow).
Can’t wait to hear it all…
Watch it here or at In The Room:
*Photo above of Rosanne sporting her Alabama Chanin coat @ Fortune Magazine’s Summit. Whoohooo…
Since my fall garden is finally coming in beautifully:
Hard Boiled Egg
A sprinkle of ground flax seeds
My Favorite Dressing:
1 clove pressed garlic
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1/3 c. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Make in a small glass jar, cover with lid, shake vigorously, drizzle salad with dressing and serve.
I love, love, LOVE this clip from the New Dragon Inn that Charty Durrant sent over this morning.
The clip above is from the remake – by Raymond Lee – of a 1960′s classic Kung Fu film.
Her email: “Check out this sequence – the clothing, the sound, the colours… Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.”
Thanks for making my morning Charty!
Thanks to everyone who came out last night for our first ever Visiting Artist Series.
And thank you to Jeff Moerchen for being our first…
Get his newly released book – Ligonier: A Photographic Essay.
Stay tuned for more Visiting Artists Series @ The Factory very soon …
Made (and Grown) in the USA:
My friend John T. Edge – the man who understands everything culinary and loves “liquor and its accompaniments” – wrote yesterday of Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Small Batch Tonic: “Just told Blair I want some for Christmas…”
Combine with Tito’s Handmade and drink responsibly…
Also in the picture at top:
Check out our new(ish) Alabama Chanin Tumblr…
Look, watch, get inspired, send us pictures to share, and stay in touch.
My daughter Maggie has been decorating the house for Thanksgiving this last week. In fact, she went directly from Halloween to a strange mixture of Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one. (Yes, our holiday tree us up and mostly decorated.) All this festiveness – along with the sound of too loud holiday music and too many left-over pumpkins – has moved us directly from unicorn costumes to Thanksgiving delights.
My friend Stacy orders tamales from Texas to celebrate the holidays. I have an uncle that believes pilgrims would have preferred steaks and potatoes so he spends the day grilling. At the farm, we eat a load of Gulf seafood in Low-Country Boil style off of a wooden board across the tailgate of the truck. I am also somewhat of a traditionalist at heart and delight in the staples – no Thanksgiving comes without dressing. (Gulf Shrimp + Dressing – you don’t know what you are missing until you have tried it!) However, despite the fact that most consider it a staple, I’ve never been one to put a pumpkin pie on my holiday table. I actually have always had a strong dislike for the most revered of Thanksgiving desserts. Then I tried this recipe.
Thanks to everyone who reached out about and/or shared my post on organic cotton last Friday on @EcoSalon.
For the sake of making a plea for organic cotton, here it is again… spread the word.
Pound for Pound:
I am pissed. It doesn’t happen often, but, it does happen.
I grew up in cotton country. My mother and her sisters picked cotton every summer to make money for new school clothes, as they didn’t want to head back in “handmade.” My aunts and uncles raised this cotton. I slept under blankets made from scrap cotton that grows after the harvest has taken place – the dregs that are left over. I made a film about cotton and rural quilting. For better or for worse, cotton is part of the vernacular of my community, my childhood, and my life. I would venture that cotton plays a large role in your life as well.
Since this fiber is so prevalent in our lives, I think that there are 10 things you should know about it.