Three Ethical Reads

As discussed in my last post here I love a good beach read. Sometimes, though, what I really need is an ethical dilemma that will keep me up at night. The following books are three novels that you must read with a buddy. You will need to talk to someone about them, and it must be someone that is reading it also. Fortunately, none of these are new releases so purchasing on Amazon will be less of a burden.

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That Hokey Pokey Feeling

When I was a little girl in kindergarten my mom got a call from my teacher. Earlier that day, when the teacher led my class in “The Hokey Pokey” I had refused to participate. Knowing how normal of an activity this was for five-year-olds, my mom was confused. She asked me why I didn’t want to dance and I (allegedly) told her that I didn’t like the way people looked when they did it.

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I want s’more, I want some more.

I am a sucker for the simple pleasures. While I love trying new recipes, I will never turn down an opportunity for deliciousness without a lot of fuss. When the opportunity for a girls’ night in came up, I knew we were going back to the classics. Continue reading “I want s’more, I want some more.”

Little shrimp, big taste.

Since my work schedule changed this summer, and I officially joined the 9-5 crowd, I have been shocked at how it has impacted my cooking. When I got home at 3 in the afternoon I never thought ahead about what was on our dinner menu. Now, when the dinner hour has already started before I even leave the office, planning ahead is crucial. It is for this reason that I am so glad I have discovered the perfect shrimp recipe. It is high in vegetables for me, high in spice for James, and low on the time-to make meter for both of us. Continue reading “Little shrimp, big taste.”

A Day at La Grange

One of the things that I miss the most since moving from California is the access to natural beauty. It has been a bit of a mission of mine, since moving, to find areas in our neck of the woods that help fill that void. It is for this reason that I am so happy that our friends introduced us to La Grange Winery last spring. Continue reading “A Day at La Grange”