This morning, as I sat brewing up this post, I realized the great joy and benefit of being able to post, each Friday, about five distractions / inspirations / ideas / adorations: it means I get to comb through a week full of experiences, picking and plucking favorites. I am of the opinion that these days, we do not give ourselves enough time to slow down, process, decompress, remember, or appreciate, myself very much included in that we. So, I feel lucky that I have a reason to pause and take a look back over my shoulder. Here we go – lets celebrate the last 168 hours of my life before we speed on to the next, in the form of five highlights!
1: I am not much of a cook, but I do try, and I do get very, very excited about recipe ideas. That excitement is always disproportional to the actual joy I experience when I do spend time in the kitchen, and definitely does not match the bummed disappointment when more often than not, my food does not turn out the way it looks on my computer screen. But then, I discovered Sprouted Kitchen. I found the site, I perused, I made a few things. I stumbled up on the cookbook in a local used book store, took it home, and cooked a few more things from it. Then I realized – wait, this is the cookbook of my dreams! I am officially obsessed with this book, this site, and in general, this husband-and-wife genius pair that creates Sprouted Kitchen. The recipes are healthy, made with real, whole foods, and disarmingly easy! They are straightforward and simple. For poor cooks like me, this is miraculous. Most importantly, they are extremely tasty I should know, I think Ive made 12 of her recipes thus far.
2: As manager of our social media accounts, I get to hang out on Pinterest a lot, which is excellent fun, if not a dangerous amount of fuel to my current mini-shopping-problem. I realized that fall is just one of those seasons when everything just looks good – outfits are cute and cozy (not yet drowned in puffs and ten layers), the colors outdoors are extraordinary, socks start peeking out of boots and wooly blankets are pulled from closets. I made a Pinterest board for the season because I think that the autumn aesthetic is lovely, and more importantly, fleeting. Peruse!
3: Thank goodness for Terry Gross. I think that she teaches me more about the world, culture, books, current events, comedy, science and movies than all other news sources combined. I spend many hours in the company of her radio show each week and Im so grateful for her gentle probing questions and cute laugh. Lets just appreciate the fact that her radio show is older than me (it became a daily NPR program in 1987) – wild! Here are links to 2 of my favorite interviews ever with her: Comedian Maria Bamford and Lena Dunham.
4: If you can believe it (I almost couldn’t), the below photographs are of cookies. Yep, edible ones. Are they not so gorgeous? They’re from Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop, based in Brooklyn. They’re hand-painted, which is outrageous. Imagine the hours spent on these beauties!
Author: Tata Harper Team
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