what’s on my kindle, part 51

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub. A woman celebrates her 40th birthday and then wakes up on her 16th birthday. A kind of reverse 13 Going on 30, but she can keep traveling back and live out alternate versions of her life. It was good, but I didn’t like it as much as The Midnight…

tomato sauce many ways

I alluded to this on Instagram last week, but I have a new obsession with Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce. It is extremely basic- whole tomatoes (I’ve done canned and fresh, both are great), one whole onion, butter, and salt. That’s it. I recognize I’m very late to the party here- this recipe has been around…

brown butter tahini cookies

It’s been a while since I posted an actual recipe, let alone a cookie recipe! Back to my roots, I suppose. Literally going back to my roots tomorrow morning as we leave for the US- first time back since we moved to London in December and we’ll be there for 3 weeks visiting both of…

what’s on my kindle, part 50

Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown. Humans everywhere should read this book. Or better yet, listen to it. I will probably listen at least two more times this calendar year. The premise is that we should all have the language to describe our emotions. I’m not doing it justice. She also has an HBO…

moving to london

I’m kind of using this as a space to create the post I wish I had read before moving to London. Some of it will be applicable if you’re just visiting, too! But I’ve learned a lot in the last 5ish months that will maybe be of some use to a very niche audience. Here…

sunday roast roundup

Happy Sunday! Actually, poor to mediocre Sunday because the GS and I both have (relatively asymptomatic, vaccinated + boosted) COVID. We almost made it two years, but alas it finally caught us. We decided to make use of our quarantine by potty training Greta so yes, poor to mediocre Sunday. Thank goodness we planned ahead…

what’s on my kindle, part 49

My Body by Emily Ratajkowski. I’m undecided about this. I think she’s a good writer and probably really smart, and I think she owns a lot of the reasons people don’t like her. But I still find her a little bit problematic. It’s a quick enough read/listen that if you’re at all interested, you should…

whole roasted sea bass

Hello from London! We’ve been here almost 2 months now, and I realized that I’m finally in a groove when I met another mom at the playground and she told me (with mild panic in her eyes that I very much recognized and resonated with) that she had only been here for 3 days. I…

what’s on my kindle, part 48

Hi! It’s been a minute (or a couple months). We had a baby, sold our house, lived with 3 different relatives for a few weeks, and moved to London. It’s been a lot, but we’re adjusting! So here’s one last Kindle post for 2021 with a few London pics thrown in. Not sure what this…

sheet pan chicken w/ baby bok choy

Baby bok choy, and a human baby. Welcome to our clan, Elsie! Our newest old lady arrived just over two weeks ago. On the spectrum of surviving to thriving I would say I’m erring on the surviving end, but the needle is creeping toward center and I’ll take it. I’m not really in a place…