Day 281: Some Books

After our Tybee Island trip, I went through a spell of not reading for a while. I read a lot while I was there, then lost my taste for it when we got home. I finally (and delightfully) feel like reading again.

Here’s a list of books I’ve found delightful over the past few weeks/months:

  • The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  • How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Right now I am reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles on Kindle and Audible and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer — hardcopy.

I finished listening to A River Runs Through It — a book I bought on Audible back in 2013 when Clare and I drove through Missoula. I didn’t realize it was really just a [long] short story. There are two other stories on that recording that I doubt I will listen to.

Day 280: Southside

A rainy Sunday was made delightful with a new cocktail:

Southside

  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Garnish: mint sprig

Add the mint leaves and lemon juice into a shaker and gently muddle. Add the gin and simple syrup with ice, and shake until well-chilled. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Day 279: Radish Greens are Edible!

I learned that radish greens are edible. I was making stuffed shells but didn’t have any spinach but did have some radish greens so I chopped them up, added some pesto and added them to the cheese mixture that I stuffed the shells with. Very good! (I did check first to make sure it wouldn’t kill us).