Commonplace Book, 49

What is a commonplace book? For me, this is a space where I post interesting links, reflections on what I’m reading, and the newest recipes I’ve been trying out — a collection of miscellaneous micro-posts.

In the garden, our arugula is getting started under an old window screen to keep out the [REDACTED] neighborhood cats who like to poop in the container garden. I’m counting down the days till our inherited peony blooms and the kids and I have put in marigolds, petunias, more peonies — and some gladiolus and dahlia bulbs that are almost certainly dead. (I got them last year for Mother’s Day but was too morning sick to get ’em in the ground.)

What I’m fixing:

  • It’s late April and you’re probably over soup but this sausage one is easy breezy.
  • More soup: the best and easiest tomato soup I’ve ever made. I didn’t make the croutons because John makes a truly killer grilled cheese and why mess with perfection? The first night it tasted really spicy and I was kind of disappointed–then I realized I hadn’t added the cream. Much better after that!
  • Tastes like those Panera cheese bagels

What I’m reading:

Someone refused to nap at nap time and collapsed, mid-macaroni and cheese.

Time machine:

  • One year ago: Nothing — I was still morning sick. But it might be worth pointing out  “Promises to Those Struggling to Conceive” as it is National Infertility Week this week.
  • Two years ago: “When Your Life is Actual Poop” — still relevant as I completed my last co-op nursery duty today, which is generally a nonstop poopapalooza.

4 thoughts on “Commonplace Book, 49

    • I had a batch of caramelized onions in the fridge so I just threw a chunk in and it was fine 🙂 My dad doesn’t tolerate onions well so I grew up with them omitted from all recipes and I rarely missed them — I bet you could cut down without sacrificing much!

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  1. That photo of Scout is EVERYTHING.

    On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 3:05 PM, Leave in the Leaf wrote:

    > Katherine Grimm Bowers posted: “What is a commonplace book? For me, this > is a space where I post interesting links, reflections on what I’m reading, > and the newest recipes I’ve been trying out — a collection of miscellaneous > micro-posts. In the garden, our arugula is getting started un” >

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