Friday, June 4, 2021


Niรงoise street food
With me it's usually books or food. Food's turn - I have finally discovered Socca! I bought some chickpea (gram) flour a couple of years ago after reading a recipe I have since forgotten. But yesterday's hungry recipe reading finally found a most excellent use for it. I did not use the broiler because we are FINALLY starting to warm up around here. Added a pinch each of cumin, chile powder and black pepper. I cooked it in a preheated iron pan for 5 or 6 minutes on a side. I made salted yogurt to go with (plain yogurt, feta cheese, salt, minced mint leaves). Such a tasty mediterranean appetizer/snack! 

The sha-rieking of the gays
Happy Pride! The Las Culturistas podcast continues to make me happy and is the most gay thing I know. Last week they re-posted a past episode with Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp and it is a wonderful way to feel some pride if you love hyper cackling gay men as much as I do. I found an earlier pod ep with them and liked it as well even though I don't speak Drag Race fluently. I may even try Jackson's novel, The Astonishing Life of August March

Both of my book groups are discussing books I would never have chosen this month. Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises for one and Hinojosa's Once I Was You memoir for the other. I'm skimming the memoir. Haven't decided if I'm going to try the EH or not. I was thinking I had read it in h.s. but that was For Whom The Bell Tolls. While I was messing around I read his short story "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and enjoyed its decided shortness.