DAY 100

Of course it’s a photo of food, you guys! What else?

Actually, I’ve got two photos for you today. One is of dinner, a recipe from the Shalane Flanagan cookbook. (Shalane, your fish looks nice but mine has roasted potatoes so I’ll take the win here 😉 ) 

The second photo is a stack of books in a newly discovered used book store in my neighborhood. (Right next to the place with the killer green tea. Uh oh.)

The book store was packed full of books. There was an aisle or a pile for every genre you can imagine. It was quiet, it was messy for the forest but organized for the trees, it felt like I belonged. I’m sure I’ll be back (specifically for that gently used Zadie Smith novel in the far right aisle). On a sunny afternoon when you discover a book shop and find the perfect iced tea and get everything on your grocery list. When you eat pico for lunch and read with the windows open for the rest of the day. Those days are magical in their small (or large) surprises.

But then again.

How many photos of food do you think I’ve taken in the last 100 days? Probably too many. (I can’t help it; I’m a millenial.) The thing is, some days are ordinary. Some days the highlight is a homemade dinner. A new recipe. A still-warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. That doesn’t make those days worth any less. There’s time for surprises and there’s time for consistency.

This posting-every-day consistency is over for me for now. I’ll still post, but I’ll give your Twitter feeds a break for a bit.

Okay. Okay.

What’s next?


Indian Takeaway, Part Two

Chana poori: our current favorite from New Dehli. It’s deep-fried Indian bread with a chickpea masala that’s spicy but not too spicy. It’s basically perfect.

As is the phrase “takeaway” and I don’t understand why we don’t use that instead of “take out.”