Category: Books

are wild strawberries really wild?

"Are wild strawberries really wild? Will they scratch an adult, will they snap at a child? Should you pet them, or let them run free where they roam? Could they ever relax in a steam-heated home? Can they be trained to not growl at the guests? Will a litterbox work or would they make a mess? Can we make them a Cowberry, herding the cows, or maybe a Muleberry pulling the plows, or maybe a Huntberry chasing the grouse, or maybe a Watchberry guarding the house, and though they may curl up at your feet oh so sweetly can you ever feel that you trust them completely? Or should we make a pet out of something less scary, like the Domestic Prune or the Imported Cherry, Anyhow, you've been warned and I will not be blamed if your Wild Strawberries cannot be tamed."  — Shel Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends)

Strawberry gruyere tart

Strawberry & Gruyere Tart from Fresh365


chaos is a great teacher

I’m alive. Work has been terribly busy and I spent this past weekend doing a much needed spring cleaning at home. For some reason, the more I have going on, the more productive I am in all aspects of life. I suddenly feel the need to start getting crafty and cook new recipes and keep a generalized order to my life outside of work.

I obviously am not great at keeping a daily journal of things but I think this diary from Keel’s is the perfect way to record your daily doings without taking up much time or taking yourself too seriously. There are a few different examples on their webpage of entries but I think this is one is my favorite.

Simple Diary