Recently, I have been researching a story idea that had me looking into tarot. Tarot is a deck of cards that some are able to ascertain what the messages are hidden behind them. It intrigued me at how the people were able to pull messages from the images on the cards. The deck is filled with beautiful artwork no doubt, but what leads one card to symbolize one thing over another is unknown to me. I talked with other friends, but they also were unknowing. It seems odd that not many know how tarot works when it is a common medium for those connected to the spiritually in a nontraditional way. That is where this little gem comes in.
I think sometimes it is important to do something that humbles us. It reminds us of our own humanity needs. I was humble by reading the immigration story of a group of immigrants from Mexico to the United States called The Devil’s Highway.
Strawberries are the favorite berry of my dear friend. We will call him B. His poor birthday is in the middle of winter so not often he gets a cake that has his favorite berry. I wanted to give him a homemade present that was a strawberry cake for his birthday. I flipped through my cookbooks to find the perfect recipes. I found that recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks named Pastry Love.
With travel on pause across the world, I have decided to try to explore the world via my comfy couch. I decided to watch different documentary series. Recently, it has been all about the food in the documentaries I have been watching. I love unique foods that come into our lives through various means. It is fun to question how did we start eating that weird shaped fruit, and who figured out how to grow it. I really got into Flavorful Origins on Netflix.
Perfect Finish was a cookbook gifted to me by my family, and had many wonderful recipes that satisfied our sweet tooth. I ended up reviewing on my blog, but I haven’t used it much recently as I have been trying to work my way through other cookbooks I have borrowed. I recently revisited this cookbook on my shelf unexpectedly. I was trying to find a recipe that used cranberries, which I consider a flavor of the holidays.
The Pack was recently released with it’s first season onto Amazon Prime, and I watched the entire season. If you are unfamiliar with The Pack, it is a travel competition show, but instead of teams of people, it is a team of dogs and humans.
Talking about sex is somewhat of a taboo subject in society. It is so not a main stream conversation that we may not even talk about with our friends. Even if it is to figure out how to get better pleasure in our sex life. So let me introduce you to Sex with Emily.
It is a collection published under the title, The Sun and Her Flowers. Her style remains as distinctive as her first collection. She combines artistry of language with a bluntness of wisdom from life. Her line artwork even adds to the artistry within the pages.
I am the type of gift giver that tries to give personal gifts to friends and loved ones. This is usually in the form of tasty treats like cookies or jam (see my family recipe here). However, some people do not like sweets. I also get tired of making the same recipes over and over again.
I recently checked out Delicious Gifts by Jess McCloskey. It is a book filled with recipes for edible gifts that any amateur chef can complete.
I love baked goods. The sweet ones and the savory ones. You can never go wrong when your creation comes from the oven.
I love the holidays. The seasonal flavors. The celebrations. The gifts. What is not to love?
I also love The Great British Baking Show. It is one of my favorite shows.
So combine all those elements together and you get The Great British Baking Show: Holiday Edition, which you can binge on Netflix.