Friday, March 19, 2010

Hummus + Home

{What To Do When Friends Visit}

When friends come from the East Coast to climb rocks in your backyard National Park the first thing to do is make several quarts of Meyer lemon hummus. And buy lots of cheap beer. 


Because sometimes Tecate in the can is all it takes to make someone happy, two-legged or otherwise.


A little desert sun permits pallid New England feet to come out of hiding and wear flip-flops. This is not only good for the feet, but good for the soul.


When friends come out to the desert the right song must be played very, very loud.  And then turned way down low, so that the music blends with the warbling of the finches in the yuccas. Because the warbling of spring finches is also, I am told, extremely good for the soul.

And if you're new here, via here or here, thank you for stopping by. If you stop by in real life I'll ply you with lemony hummus and Tecate. Deal? Deal. Hope you have a marvelous weekend.

18 comments:

  1. Meyer lemon hummus? Yes, please. Is there a recipe perhaps? Or a reference?

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  2. I'm with Rachel....recipe of meyer lemon hummus pretty please! Sounds divine!

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  3. i want that meyer lemon hummus and the rest of that desert feast right now. i'm expecting a recipe on Monday, or else i may just show up at your door. (i wish.)

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  4. Every one of your posts further solidifies my desire to move there.

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  5. meyer lemon hummus ...... you've started something lily! and yes flipflops ARE a very underappreciated aspect of a happy human life! (we call them rubbah slippahs in hawaii and we stack them outside the front door- and to answer your question - i was born there, then lived there 05-08.) aloha!

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  6. I love this post for many reasons - and one is that I've had this song playing incessantly for weeks and am still not sick of it. I love it! I want to visit in real life for hummus and Tecate (or anything really)!! Have a lovely weekend, darling Lily!! XOXO

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  7. I found your blog via "My favorite and my best" and I love it! Immediately added you to my Google Reader. You write so well, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Lily.... wishing you the loveliest of weekends!!! These photos are so colorful... I love them!! XO

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  9. how very wonderful! having friends visit is the BEST! sounds like you will have a fabulous weekend.

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  10. What I really love about bigBANG studio is that there is always a guarantee from the boss that we will be FED if we visit. Even a bowl of hummus looks colourful and vibrant there.

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  11. So glad I found you via for me, for you. Loved your photos of the east side. We use to live just south of Yosemite and when the pass opened up 395 was my favorite place to be, hands down. I never went to J Tree. Wish I had. I will live through your photos.

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  12. I'm in!!! I hope you have a great weekend with your guest.

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  13. i love your photos... i can almost feel the air and taste that (delicious sounding) hummus. so happy to have found your lovely blog.

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  14. 1) how do rugs hold up outside? i have been wanting to try, but it scares me. I mean, i know they will not last forev, but they don't get totally gross?

    2) that wall planter was RAD.

    3) i heard everything out there is GREEN right now. is it green. we are hoping to come camping in late april. (Wildflowers?!?!?)

    4) do you recommend a fave campground?

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  15. Ok, Meyer lemon hummus recipe to come, although seriously, it's really just chickpeas, the juice of several Meyer lemons, some tahini if you have it (I didn't), a clove or two of garlic, olive oil, s&p, and a sprig of lemon thyme.

    Thanks for all the sweet comments!

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  16. Such a cute blog! Thanks for sharing!

    Kristen
    {at mikieandkristen.blogspot.com}

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  17. Lily, somehow I just knew that Edward Sharpe was going to be the right song for you before I even clicked that link. So perfect for your beautiful lifestyle in the high-dez.

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