Thymeline 12 | Feast In Thyme

Thymeline 12

Living with a lack of a schedule, a divisive dessert, and lots of links this week on Thymeline.

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Sam’s been away this weekend, and I’ve had the apartment all to myself. Even though we typically stay out of each other’s hair most of the day – him at his computer, me at my tablet in the living room – it’s odd how different it is. When he’s here, I eat to his schedule mostly – breakfast at 9am, lunch around noon, dinner sometime between 5pm and 7pm (depending on what I’m experimenting with that evening). Without him around, I just work on my projects and eat when I think to eat (which is likely less than I should). I apparently hate keeping a routine and break from it as soon as I’m given the chance. This is fine for a few days, but it’s likely a good thing he keeps me on a schedule!

The buzz around the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino went seriously crazy last week. I seem to be in the minority, but I personally liked mine – it tasted like a mango lassi on candy steroids with a touch of vanilla, which was just fine for a one-time limited edition treat. Now I’m inspired to make rainbow things – we’ll see where that ends up.

Other than that, I’ve been working pretty fervently on recipes for Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, and another themed menu I’ll be serving a pair friends coming out to visit in two weeks. I’m excited about all of them, especially the last. Can’t wait to share them with you!

And now, the links:

  • I’ve been thinking a lot about homemade pizza, and it looks like I’m not the only one:
  • What is a Buddha Bowl? I’ll be honest, as a Buddhist scholar and practitioner I’ve been really confused by the name. I guess I’m not alone. (My theory was that it had something do with early Buddhist begging bowls, from which the monk had to eat anything they were given – I’m not sure that would be as pretty on Instagram though).
  • Good weather means it’s time to start entertaining again, and Simple Bites has some suggestions on How to Host a Big Backyard Gathering.
  • And if having people over sounds intimidating to you, I bet a lot of people I know could use this Introvert’s Guide to Entertaining, which has some excellent advice on how to host a small and low-stress event at home.
  • Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner, and Food & Wine has 5 Mexican Cocktails Instead of a Margarita  to celebrate with!
  • My friends and I have fallen in love with this image of what was supposed to be a dystopian future – can it be a real place? Please?

On that note and until next time, cheers!

 

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