Happy New Year! May 2021 be better for all of us.
Here are five things I'm loving this week:
The days are getting noticeably longer. I was driving home yesterday around 4:30 p.m. and it was still light out.
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My new puppy, Gustav aka Goose.
The freshness of a new year and its traditions. I'm making Hoppin John this afternoon.
But I'm trying a variant from Lisa Fain at The Homesick Texan. I adore her recipes and this one looks delish. You can't go wrong with bacon, jalapeno and garlic.
Did I ever tell you that if I could, I would live in a Tex-Mex restaurant? Definitely.
Bitters in a martini glass filled with icy-cold seltzer water.
I got these sugar cubes containing grapefruit and cardamom essential oils at a new liquor store I checked out. They have a larger selection of bitters than most stores. These cubes are really good and I went back to get more and they were sold out. The story of 2020.
I also got a bottle of Peychaud's.
One goal I'd like to accomplish in 2021 is making my own bitters. I think that would be fun. It would be even funner if I could make a batch using herbs that I grew myself.
We shall see. Right now I'm only growing the basics, rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender and basil. Oh and rue.
There's a Kindle edition if you've made a resolution to not fill your house with so many books this year. You get a credit toward your next Kindle book purchase when you get Martha's Cookie Perfection.
Did you know that you don't need a Kindle to buy Kindle books? I read them using the Kindle app on my iPhone.
Or you can read a Kindle book on your computer or tablet.
What are you loving this week?