Back in September I told you about something that happens in the food blog world: Friday Favorites. Just a quick way for me to share with all of you some things that have struck my fancy lately. Possibly food related, maybe just life related, and definitely book related. Hopefully you’ll find something on this list that interests you, and if so, I would love to hear about it!
I read this piece out loud to coworkers yesterday during lunch, and we were laughing hysterically. If you try to pack yourself lunch everyday, then this is for you.
“To Kill A Mockingbird” is one of my top ten favorite books ever. I read it in middle school, and then last year I listened to Sissy Spacek’s audiobook version and fell in love all over again. In January, I just listened to the entire thing for the second time, and got even more out of it. If you have never tried audiobooks before, this is a great place to start. Sissy Spacek does an amazing job. And if you haven’t heard, in July the first book Harper Lee wrote is coming out, telling the story of Scout 20 years later. It’s been all over the news, and I am so curious to read it.
Want another audiobook/book suggestion? “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free” was riveting. Even knowing how it all ends, I did not want to get out of the car while I was listening.
I just read a review of another book I want to add to my list, “The Opposite of Spoiled.” According to the folks at Dinner: A Love Story it’s a book about “What do our choices say about our priorities as a family? What do we value most as a family? Are we raising children who are grateful for what they have? ” That last question is one I think about every day.
I noticed that a few hours after I posted my recipe for Coconut Maple Granola, the folks at Food52 collected a list of 12 granolas and granolas bars to try. I’ll be adding some quinoa the next time I make a batch!
And just because it’s fun to have a project, I want to make these this weekend to go in some hot chocolate in time for the next snow: Chocolate Swirl Cinnamon Marshmallows.
If you missed it, there was supposed to be a major storm here in NY and NJ last week. With that going on, the mayor of NYC held a press conference to prepare people for the upcoming snow. He had a certified Deaf interpreter on screen next to him, and it raised much talk in the media, even getting Jon Stewart’s attention on The Daily Show. As a follow up, there was an excellent interview with the interpreter you saw on screen, as well as his partner. So many people misunderstand the point of having interpreters and what we do. It’s not about getting attention and being dramatic, but providing communication access to those who need it. It’s worth watching.
That’s it for the moment! I hope you all have a great weekend!