October 27, 2012



Lesportsac bags are always good to travel with because they're so light. The hardest part is getting a color that you like. I love floral prints and am pretty into Botanica because there's something baroque and neutral about it--like something out of an old illustrated textbook. The one I have here is a 2011 print called Cottage Garden (complete archive here).

I found something cool on the internet recently: microwaved potato chips! They're the real deal. Slice potatoes, toss into a bowl with a little bit of oil and salt, and place on an greased dish (otherwise they'll stick--they'll also stick if you are too skilled and have sliced them too thin). Then nuke on high in the microwave in one minute increments until they're a little brown but not too brown. They will get even crispier as they cool. I used two tiny 3/4" potatoes, one regular and one purple and filled one and a half dishes.


  1. Whoa, that's a Pinterest-level recipe. How did they taste?

  2. I like the idea of lesportsac bags, but i'm rarely drawn to the print. One year I finally found one I thought was cute and used it to death (every single trip that year). The ENTIRE family complained that it looked like I was carrying a diaper bag. It must be bad, because they don't notice anything I wear or carry about 98% of the time. I like the coloring on yours. Up close it almost looks like denim.

    Did your potatoes turn out well? I've tried making them in the oven with absolutely no luck.

  3. I thought the chips were pretty spot on. I think microwaves have a different effect that targets water and oil molecules (I'm reading Harold McGee), so it probably just approximates the frying effect, at least on the surface.