you are the river
Whenever I am missing Los Angeles and need a hit of Silver Lake cool, I check out one of my favorite blogs, Faye McAuliffe's you are the river. This minimalist, beautiful site, filled with the things that inspire Faye, always inspires me. Faye has agreed to guest edit goop this week, giving us a peek at what she is currently into.
Lettuce Cups with Tuna and Lime Mayonnaise
"This recipe is quick, easy and most importantly delicious! I know it’s still winter in most of the US but it feels like summer here in California and this is the perfect meal to eat on a warm sunny day."
- 3/4 cup asparagus, trimmed and blanched
- 1 1/2 cups watercress sprigs
- 8 iceberg lettuce leaves, trimmed into cups
- 2 x 200g loin fillets sashimi-grade tuna, trimmed
- Vegetable oil, for brushing
- Cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup whole-egg mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lime rind
"To make the lime mayonnaise, combine the mayonnaise, lime juice and lime rind. Set aside. Finely slice the asparagus. Toss with the watercress and place in the lettuce cups. Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Slice each piece of tuna into 3, brush with oil and sprinkle with pepper. Sear the tuna for 10 – 20 seconds each side then slice into 24 slices, 5 mm thick. Divide the tuna slices among the lettuce cups and drizzle with the lime mayonnaise."
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Credit: God Beams - 2006
Oil and graphite on canvas over panel. 72 x 78 inches.
"Kelly McLane is an inspiration to me as an artist in her uncanny ability to render miniature form with crazy detail. Her work appears light and airy but upon closer inspection is full of fanciful imagery with a definite dark side."
Faye McAuliffe writes the blog you are the river. She is an interior designer and lives in Silverlake, California.