this week i… {part v}

September 16, 2011

1. Had a blog post ready for you with one of my favourite British recipes. Except that this might have been the most un-photographable food on earth. Worse than lentils and curry, yes. I couldn’t make you look at it. That full English looks much better.

2. Heard Jennifer Egan talk about her book A Visit from the Goon Squad and how she writes. Loved hearing about her process and inspiration.

3. Ate my fair share of cheese.

4. Enjoyed a family picnic in the park by where Dan grew up. It was….blustery. In that everything blew everywhere so intensely that finally we admitted defeat and went back to drink tea, eat brownies, and do the crossword. I loved every moment.

5. Got caught up in the whimsy that is Kinfolk Magazine*, an online journal that celebrates simple, uncomplicated, less contrived ways of entertaining and eating together.

6. Gasped when I looked at my packed schedule for the next few months but then realised it’s all travel. Phew.

7. Embraced Autumn. No, really, I did. This Autumn Dan and I will land in England on the morning of our fourth wedding anniversary – what could be sweeter?

8. Committed to spending more time enjoying the sunny chilliness of Autumn this year: walking outside, running, wrapping up for bike rides. I’m thinking about apple picking, apple-cinnamon galette with vanilla ice cream, and hot chocolate. Yeah.

9. Thought about the fact that a good friend of mine is getting married this weekend. I’m honoured and oh-so delighted to be baking something simple as a contribution. And then I’ll dance my butt off.

Read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.

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margosita September 16, 2011 at 8:05 am

I’m jealous that you made it to the Talking Volumes with Jennifer Egan! I wanted to go, but was too slow on the uptake to get tickets in time.

Those photos from Kinfolk magazine are beautiful! It’s no wonder you got caught up!


holly September 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

i was totally thinking you had taken all those photos yourself!! anyways…that week sounds lovely. lots of funness coming up. woop england! :)


holly September 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

have you seen this from kinfolk?



Angharad September 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Thanks for that -in love and sharing with everyone!


Marisa September 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I am so curious to know what that British recipe was!! I am a lover of British food so you’ve really teased me with #1. Will you tell me what it was?

And thank you for sharing the link to Kinfolk Magazine – I’ve never seen that before and am in love! I could just keep looking at that website forever :)


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