If we were having coffee, we’d be pairing it with Trader Joe’s Chocolate Brooklyn Babka bread. It’s so indulgent.
It’s a hot weekend. I planted my olive tree in the front yard. Though it was sold an indoor plant, my yard is the ideal place for my olive tree. Olive trees do need a lot of sun. Since we like to close our curtains throughout the day over the summer, keeping the olive tree indoors may be incompatible. I may consider getting another olive tree — maybe keep it in its container — for the deck area. Or maybe get a bay leave tree instead.
Speaking of hot, stay tuned for more tomato dishes. This month’s tomatoes theme is coming to an end. I was planning to make some hot pasta or some curry at some point this month, but it’s been too hot to make either. I’ll table those another time. I learned few cold dishes that have become home cook staples.
Some of you may know I do this hobby called Postcrossing where I send a postcard to someone from anywhere in the world and I get a postcard back. It’s a fun hobby plus I have plenty of blank postcards and stationary waiting to go somewhere. Here are some postcards I’ve received over the past few days.
Reads of the week:
Books I am currently reading:
- A Promised Land by Barack Obama
- Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
- From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding by Jesse Thistle
- The Dry by Jane Harper – I borrowed this book many weeks ago from the library and when my e-book expired, I was back on the hold queue for SEVERAL weeks with only a few more pages to go. Anyways this week was my turn to borrow The Dry and I finished it this week. I enjoyed the book, I related to a lot of the main character’s frustrations of living a small town.