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December 2012 calendar

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December 2012 calendar
December 2012 calendar by duniaaa on Polyvore
Here is the desktop calendar for December 2012 with Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve all circled.
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Written by doorr

November 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

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New Year’s Eve 2011

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New Years Eve 2011


I may have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party to attend this year. For that occasion (and for all the upcoming holiday parties) I’m dreaming of gold sequins, a smokey eye, and black accessories.  Click below the jump to see the items on the board, or see here (1234567) for the other items I am eyeing…. Read the rest of this entry »

Merry Christmas

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Christmas cards from my darling friends.

Written by doorr

December 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

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Last Meal Of The Decade: Filet Mignon

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With the end of the decade coming to close there are lots of reasons to go all out for at least one last meal this holiday season.  Filet mignon, a tender cut of meat from along the spine, is the perfect way to celebrate.  Most recipes that I’ve come across call for the same cooking procedures.  I was told by a butcher at Citerella Citarella to season my filet mignon steaks with only olive oil, sea salt, and cracked pepper, sear my steaks in a cast iron skillet, and then transfer the steaks to the oven for 12-15 minutes.  It was perfect.  The recipe from Gourmet posted in part below lays out the instructions in more detail and also includes a spiced butter recipe that sounds amazing.   I served my steaks with broiled haricot verts and mashed yams but the sky’s the limit.  Enjoy, PFab.

  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add oil to skillet, swirling to coat, then sear steaks on one side, without moving, until a deep brown crust forms, about 3 1/2 minutes. Turn steaks over and sear 3 1/2 minutes more. Using tongs, brown edges of steaks briefly (less than 1 minute total), then transfer to a small baking dish, reserving skillet. Cook steaks in oven until thermometer inserted horizontally into center of steaks registers 125°F for medium-rare, 12 to 18 minutes
  • Heat an 8- to 9-inch heavy skillet (not nonstick) over moderately high heat 2 minutes. While skillet is heating, pat steaks dry and sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
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    December 21, 2009 at 11:27 am

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    Gifts I Am Digging

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    Le Labo Bergamote perfume

    Bose noise canceling headphones

    Real Simple’s “14 Simple, Beautiful Homemade Holiday Gifts

    Ipod Lego Speaker 

    Hermes Scarf (see history of the scarf here)

    L.L.Bean Shearling-lined duck books (in tan if they have)

    Bold rings from Georgia

    Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955-Present coffee table book


    Written by doorr

    December 9, 2009 at 11:41 pm

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