what’s on my kindle, part 28

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS BOOK. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time, and definitely tops my nonfiction list. It’s written by a longtime Wall Street Journal reporter who broke the story about Theranos being a gigantic scam. If you’re not familiar, the SparkNotes version is that…

slow cooked octopus

I mentioned in my Portugal post that we had incredible octopus there on two occasions- the first being in the Azores in a little town called Mosteiros. We should have known the octopus was the thing to order at this place- it was painted on the side of the building. They didn’t speak any English…

france

We started our French adventure in Nice! It was definitely one of my favorite cities on the whole trip. It’s so clean and modern and the beach is right there. We arrived around 8PM on the train and were luckily within walking distance of our hotel. We stayed at the Boscolo Exedra Nice (also booked…

italy

We started our Italian adventure in Naples. Our flight landed around 1PM and then we picked up the rental car. The GS really wanted to drive through Italy. He also really wanted the rental car to be a manual which meant I couldn’t help with the driving even if I wanted to. (I didn’t.) Successfully…

barcelona

The second country on our list was Spain. We had only had two full days there so we stayed in Barcelona. We knew we were getting in pretty late so we opted for a hotel over an AirBnb- the Chic & Basic Hotel in El Born. Highly recommend both the hotel (which was super funky,…

portugal

I thought about trying to do one big honeymoon post but since we ate all the things in all the places, I’m going to do country by country. We started in the Azores, which are the small islands off the coast of Portugal. I think it has to be the western-most point of Europe, and…

white pizza w/ campari tomatoes

This pizza was just serendipitous. One of those nights when I told the GS we had NO FOOD IN THE WHOLE HOUSE and I had no idea what we were going to eat for dinner. Personally I find that pizza is a good option in these scenarios because I almost always have flour and yeast….

fig clafoutis

The house next door to ours is currently vacant and under foreclosure. This isn’t a bad thing because hopefully someone will buy it and flip it for some lovely neighbors to move into it. Our former neighbors were nice, but kept cat food out on their stoop so we had 55 cats roaming our block…

black bean avocado hummus

We are obsessed with this dog. It brings me unbelievable amounts of joy when she plays fetch, swims, goes to the bathroom outside, sleeps in the car. I’m concerned that this means I will someday praise a human child for doing things innate to him/her, such as hiccuping and farting. However there are some things…

what’s on my kindle, part 27

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll. This is the same author who wrote Luckiest Girl Alive which I found to be pretty over-hyped, but I still wanted to give this one a chance. It jumps in pretty abruptly, kind of leaving you to fill in some blanks and figure out what’s going on. BUT ONCE YOU…