the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

a family secret

this season we make bread.


(and a no-knead recipe)


the camel yesterday was smitten

In fact, the camel yesterday was smitten.
She left the other camels to come over.
You have a lovely liquid wraparound eye.
She stood there looking at me sideways.
They feed their racing camels caviar in Qatar.
The ruler of Dubai has said that he will try to buy Versailles.

(poem: Mu’allaqa by Imru’al-qays)