Not sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve kind of started a cookbook collection? I don’t have a ton of them yet, but I have a few, mostly from Williams-Sonoma (I LOVE their food photography).
This is probably gonna sound weird…but I like to read them before I go to sleep and sort of drift off into a blissful food dream state. The one I’m reading now is called Salad of the Day, and it has 365 salad recipes (!), one for every day of the year.
The one for my birthday on June 9th is a Chipotle Beef and Corn Salad.
Connor’s on March 2nd is Pan Seared Salmon with Pea Shoots and Watercress (YUM!).
Hoh! Look at that picture. Gosh that looks good…
If you tell me your birthday in the comments, I’ll look up yours and let you know, LOL!
Speaking of books
I tried my best to draw it out, because I didn’t want it to end, but I finally finished Big Little Lies last week.
It was so good!
I immediately started to go through withdrawals, so I’m binge-watching the HBO show now with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and ya know…I like the book much more.
I like the show too, but it’s sooo different from the book. For starters, it takes place in Monterey, California, instead of Australia, and then there’s tons of story differences too.
It’s pretty suspenseful, but I think I would’ve liked the show more if I hadn’t read the book first.
I started a new, totally different genre book last night called The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis. Dear El Hub got it for me, and gee, I wonder what made him think I’d like it. Could it be because it’s a post-apocalyptic young adult novel with a strong female lead?
Yeah. Good guess. 🙂
I’ve just started, but it’s pretty intense so far.
See You (Hopefully) May 6th —> A Bay Area Meetup at the Larkspur Landing Space NK Store
I had to visit the dentist again (yup, on a Saturday) because of an ache in a tooth, but I’m going to stop by the Space NK store at Larkspur Landing after that to check out a few things, which reminds me…if you live in the Bay Area, I’ll be hosting a meet and greet there at the same store on Saturday, May 6th, and I would very much to meet you.
I know, it’s only been…how many years since I’ve done a Bay Area meetup? A zillion??
Anyway, it’s been too many.
I’ll be there from noon-2 on May 6th. Come say hi if you can make it. I really would love to meet you and show you all 10 million pictures of Tabs on my phone, IN PERSON. And to be fair, I expect to see 10 million pictures of your cat/s too. 🙂
In Connor-related news
I took this picture of her the other day, and it occurred to me that this is pretty much an accurate representation of how I feel when I wake up in the morning.
This child! Her face is so expressive.
My parents came over to visit this week and brought a whole bunch of rand-o produce. Now I’ve got all of these carrots, Granny Smith apples, weirdly shaped lemons, potatoes and pears…
Maybe I should look through the Salad of the Day cookbook for something requiring those ingredients… There should be one in there, right? I mean, there are 365 salads!
I hope your weekend got off to a great start. Anything exciting happening on your end?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,