Friday, August 28, 2015

Vivian Maier

Hello there! Long time away, I know... But I am back because a sweet girl called Diana contacted me to talk about Vivian Maier (have you seen the cool documentary about that amazing photographer?!), so here I am.

First of all, Diana works for Artsy, whose mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection, they have a database of 300,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 40,000 artists. Isn't it cool?

Vivian Maier is one of those and in my opinion she has one of most intriguing stories: she was discovered by chance by John Malof. He bought a box stuffed with her negatives, because he was working on a book about the history of the Chicago neighborhood of Portage Park.
Maloof discovered Maier's name in his boxes but was unable to discover anything about her until a Google search led him to Maier's death notice in the Chicago Tribune in April 2009...

Vivian Maier was a nanny and caregiver with a hidden passion for photography, she picked up a camera for the first time in 1947 and worked late into the 1990s capturing her favored subjects: fleeting moments and images from her urban surroundings in Chicago and New York, touching upon destitution, urban development, pedestrian culture, and the American identity. Her later works featured fewer figures and took more interest in found objects, graffiti, and detritus.

I am completely in love with the whole story!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Back with a recipe

Hey I am back! I know I have been away for a while, but I have been very busy and I had to organize myself a bit, the I have also lost my way in Blogging.
I am stil not sure about the direction I want to take, and you already know I had a couple of crisis in past. I'll leave the feelings of this all for another post though.

I am back because I want to share with you a recipe: it is a so called Vegan Tuna /even though it has nothing to share with tuna) I took it form Oh my veggies, but I changed it a little bit

Prep Time
4 hours + 15 minutes

2 cups raw almonds
1 cup raw or roasted sunflower seeds
2 stem of celery, chopped
1/2 cup water a little of fresh parsley (to taste)
half fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)

1. Roast sunflower seeds
2. Place the almonds and sunflower seeds in a bowl and soak them at least for 4 hours
3. Strain the almonds and sunflower seeds and transfer them to a food processor and process until a thick, gritty paste is formed.
4. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender/food processor, and process until everything has come together.
5. Refrigerate the salad for at least an hour before serving. Serve with crackers or veggies (I eat it with dryed tomatoes), or make it into a sandwich or wrap with your favorite fixings.

I am honest and I'd say I don't remember anymore the taste of the real tuna, but it is a smart way to eat almonds and seeds.