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Month: April, 2017

plying ourselves with the good stuff

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In celebration of the resumed consumption of chametz, we are plying ourselves with the good stuff. Pizza and garlic knots a la Papa John’s; pretzels baking in the oven; cinnamon rolls puffing up in preparation. We are very serious about our breads here.

I hope you’re having a good start to the week as well! Here’s a little of what I’ve been browsing recently:

Thai food to make at home.

Marriage tweets that made me laugh.

A beautiful telling of one person’s seder

How retail is succumbing to e-commerce.

Utilizing my favorite fish for an argula salad dressing.

This puff piece on coconut infused dental floss pains me.

Buffalo wing soup dumpling with skin crackling. Genius.

A few Q+As about this week’s mistake in handling a customer.

If you’re in need of home goods, Canvas Home is my new crush.

My current read is Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. It pains me most to see the callousness of the young towards the elderly.  

saturday surf

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I’m getting a rare moment of solitude right now. I won’t say silence because the sun has decided to participate in the day and the birds are all too happy about this. Not that I mind. After a week of Seattle-worthy mist and rain, I am ready to toss my face back to welcome the sun’s return. My friend Jin and I are going to meet up and wander the city. Before that, I wanted to pop by and share what I’ve been browsing these days:

All spicy things call to me.

This dress is all around too cute.

My next kitchen project is sauerkraut.

Sometimes all a person needs is your presence.

For sweets, I’m contemplating making cinnamon rolls.

An absolute favorite treat for me is anchovies in the simplest way.

Ray Rice is eligible to play again and campaigning that he’s changed.

When one uses chemical weapons, you have to wonder what was he thinking?

As more people I know get engaged, I remembered this article. These pre-marital questions are still relevant.

Book(s) update: I finished Wednesday Letters and Small Great Things and have begun The Position. Wednesday Letters was cute- a little cheesy/preachy at times but that ending…crazy. Small Great Things is an amazing book that does a great job going headlong discussing racism. The Position is interesting so far but I’m not IN LOVE. I’ll continue to plow through and maybe it’ll surprise me in the end.

saturday surf

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The wind is pushing on the glass panes, hopeful that its shrieking will make me let it in. No can do. I’ve been keeping my chin tucked and focused on the day to day, hoping to eventually peer up and see spring in all its sun-soaked gloriousness.

This week has been particularly weary. Wave after wave of patients-angry, impatient, frustrated-has worn me down. Though my patience grows reed thin, I understand their annoyance. Hospitals can be inefficient beasts.

I am embracing this weekend with plans to meet up with friends and going to the BBG meetup on Sunday. I hope your weekend is lovely, friends.

By the by, here’s what I’ve been browsing this week:

My spring shoe choice.

An op-ed on choosing a universal wine glass.

I’ve got eyes on this tumeric tahini sauce for a salad.

My interest is piqued by this hemp extract oil…and its effects.

The seven units time management strategy for a win-win weekend.

Glossier had a pop up shop in NY and I recently picked up the Generation G in Leo after watching this Youtuber talk about it.

Book update: I finished reading A Man Called Ove and…oh my. The tears came so fast and I was sniffling so intensely that I’m sure my roommates were concerned. Today I start The Wednesday Letters and am impatiently waiting for Delancey to arrive in the mail.