Our summer days have been filled with all sorts of events and activity. It just keeps going. Not complaining about it in any way but shouldn’t summer be about slowing down and taking it all in?
2015 has been a year of recovery for me. I had to recover from everything in 2014 and on some days, it really feels like things are getting better. But you know what they say about putting one foot in front of the other. That’s my plan.
I’ve been listening to more podcasts. 99% Invisible to learn about all the ways that design touches our lives and Lore, if you are into scary stories like me. I enjoy them but am also a big coward. I can’t listen to this at night, the sun has to be out.
I heard poet Elizabeth Alexander on a recent podcast episode of On Being. I would really like to read her memoir.
I’ve been shopping on Etsy again lately. I know that people have different feelings about Etsy and how they have evolved into a public company but they have helped many independent makers and crafters reach a bigger market.
As part of my “recovery” process this year, I am trying to add more vegetables to my meals. I love vegetables but not as much as I love meat (sorry, vegetarian friends!). However, recently I have been looking for new ways to cook veggies. These are some books that I would like to check out: Ottolenghi’s Plenty and Plenty More, April Bloomfield’s A Girl and Her Greens and The Broad Fork. These have all been well-received.
Summer has been warmer than usual if you are in the Northern hemisphere, I hope you all stay cool out there.
In the meantime, here’s something I saw from Darling Magazine that is worth the share.