Our library has been a great resource for us this summer. I think the librarians have come to recognize us from all of the books we place on hold and pick up weekly. Here I have compiled a list of our recent favorite children’s books. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr This… Continue reading A List of Recent Favorite Children’s Books
Yesterday I watched this clip of Nigella Lawson cooking Elvis sandwiches—you know, mashed banana and peanut butter slathered between two slices of bread and then toasted in a buttery pan until crisp and golden brown on the outside, and all warm and gooey on the inside. Well, I made them this morning and they are… Continue reading Simple pleasures
We took the wagon to the park this morning. I packed two mason jars filled with homemade strawberry banana smoothies, and we set off through the neighborhood. Today is a beautiful day; although it is windy, warm beams of sunlight would sometimes rest upon our skin when we found a particularly open area outside. Once we… Continue reading An encounter at the park on a quiet morning.
We have the windows open today to let the nippy January air freshen this stale house. The sky is Florida blue and the sun pours into our rooms, splashing its light across the wooden floors, warming them. This is the weather that brings vitality to our humble backyard garden. I imagine the space a few… Continue reading In and around the house.
I have been quite under the weather recently, suffering through a dreary head cold and an awfully runny nose. However, while recovering in bed during the last several days I have had the opportunity to drink plenty of hot tea and read none other than The Count of Monte Cristo. Actually, I have finished the… Continue reading More thoughts on The Count of Monte Cristo
I sure feel as though a lot of time has passed since I last blogged here, though in reality it has only been just over a week. Lately, I spend the bulk of my free time absorbed in Alexandre Dumas’ classic The Count of Monte Cristo. I’m about 500 pages in, and the plot seems… Continue reading Reading notes, June
After a trip to the library last week, I took home a novel titled Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran, as well as Nigella Lawson’s Italian inspired cookbook Nigellissima. Pomegranate Soup tells the story of three sisters that fled revolutionary Iran, and found themselves in County Mayo, Ireland. There, they open The Babylon Café in honor of… Continue reading Pomegranate Soup and Torta di mele