Valentine's Day the PAPER/PLATES Way
Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on Valentine's Day. It's the best day of the year! It's a corporate scheme to make us buy chocolate and get fat! It's a fake holiday invented to make single people (and unhappy relationship people) feel bad about themselves! My opinion on this, obviously, is that all of those arguments don't matter and I'll gladly take any excuse to indulge in sweets and receive flowers. So sue me. And because I believe everyone deserves special treatment once in a while, here are some ideas for books and treats you can share with the ones you love.
For the bibliophile: Here's the plan: Invite a nerd over, hand them Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. BOOM. Love connection. The next morning, seal the deal with this excellent blueberry-and-almond-filled baked oatmeal. Buy the book here.
Do you have any other romantic book and food pairings? Let us know in the comments!
Now, briefly, the personal stuff...
THIS WEEK, I READ...
- "To reread what you loved most at a particular moment is to risk the possibility that you might love it less, and I want to keep my memories undegraded." Katherine Boo, if I didn't already have a crush on you, I don't know what I'd do.
- "Why You Should Work From A Coffee Shop, Even When You Have An Office." Because everyone should break free from their desk once in a while!
- A Flavorwire post on literature-inspired hotels. 'Round the world pilgrimage, anyone?
THIS WEEK, I COOKED...
Kichari (basmati rice cooked with dal), keema (spiced ground beef) and raita (yogurt sauce) – AKA my favorite comfort food meal. Holler if you're interested in the recipes for these!