what’s on my kindle, part 47

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. TJR’s latest! About a family over the course of like 30 years or something culminating in a big Malibu party in the 1980s. I enjoyed it (I always like her books) but not as much as Daisy Jones & The Six or The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Both…

roasted eggplant bruschetta

I’m still here! There’s a lot happening right now. But Greta and I had such a fun week up at camp. She was very spoiled by all and definitely has no idea that her world is about to get rocked by a sibling. I’m hopeful she’ll be as excited about him/her as she is about…

what’s on my kindle, part 45

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Set in the late 1930s about a British woman who had kind of a whirlwind marriage to an American and he moved her to rural Kentucky where she’s pretty miserable. She gets involved with a traveling library project spearheaded by Eleanor Roosevelt and run by all women. A…

what’s on my kindle, part 43

Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl. This is about her becoming the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. I liked it! I think you will probably only like it if you’re really into food and/or magazines. And there’s a few recipes thrown in there that I want to try. The Boys Club by Erica Katz. I…

frickled cauliflower

“Frickled” seems like it should be a word that means “the state of our emotions leading up to Election Day.” But actually it’s a wonderfully benign word that I stole from our neighborhood restaurant Sally O’s which means “pickled, then fried.” We’ve been getting takeout from there frequently and then ended up doing an early…

heirloom tomato tartare

Okay the longer I put off posting this the less seasonal/applicable it will be. Greta and I have been hitting up the farmer’s market every Sunday morning to scoop some goodies for the week. Including an iced coffee from Zeke’s for me and fruits/veggies for Greta. This child still doesn’t have any teeth but she…

broccolini w/ basil breadcrumbs

We’re having some homeowner problems that are precisely the worst degree, which is that they are bad enough that we have to do something, but not so bad that we’ve already done something. And thus I’ve had holes in the ceiling in two different rooms for longer than I care to admit. We finally went…

what’s on my kindle, part 40

Attached by Amir Levine. This is all about the science/psychology of attachment, specifically in romantic relationships. It’s interesting but I personally prefer The 5 Love Languages if you want to do a deep dive into your relationship. Long Bright River by Liz Moore. This is about a young female police officer in Philadelphia whose sister is a…

rockfish reubens

A couple of weeks ago, we went down to Wilmington, NC to celebrate my future SIL’s birthday. I had never been there before and it’s a pretty cool spot! Lots of breweries, and we loved the Riverwalk area. We had brunch on Saturday at George’s on the Riverwalk, and along with this delicious Bloody Mary,…

russian salad

We went home this past weekend for my cousin Katherine’s baby shower. She is literally the cutest pregnant lady ever. Like, you can’t tell she’s pregnant from the back, she just has a perfect bump. Every girl’s dream, am I right? We have this tradition in our family where all the girl cousins, aunts, grandmas,…