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.
Elements of Style was a book recommend by writer’s group as many writers in our group are getting close to finish their manuscript, and would need to start editing them. You can insert the sounds of groans here. It is a difficult thing to do, which is why this book was brought up. I checked it out from the local library out f curiosity and was surprised for many reasons.
Last year, I found this wonderful cookbook about Italian baking in my local library. It was called Italian Baker. I took a few of the recipes in this cook book and tried them out to see how well the recipes were written and if they were as tasty as I thought they could be. I was very happy and so was my belly. I was so happy to not only keep a copy of the recipes that I tried, but copied a few more recipes to try in the near future. With some free time recently, I revisited these recipes that I hadn’t tried yet and picked one to try out.
Poetry is a love affair with literature. It is a game between language and imagery. Aimless Love by Billy Collins is a collection of poetry that is from a different moments of his writing