This is one of my new favorites: it is so, so easy to make, it's absolutely delicious, and it's good for you too. Full of omega-3s and low in mercury, salmon is also a sustainable choice if you buy wild-caught from Alaska or Washington State. I usually don't mess around with salmon too much - it's plenty flavorful on its own - but I wanted to step my game up a bit and this marinade, adapted from simplyrecipes.com, comes together in seconds with a big flavor payoff.
Hello, my loves! Hope you all had a happy and relaxing weekend. Every weekend should be a three-day weekend, don't you think?
Highlights of this one included an impromptu visit from a dear friend from California, picking up nursery hand-me-downs from good friends (and getting to spend some quality time with their adorable baby in the process), and a long-overdue haircut for me.
I am so so excited to be pregnant, but I can't deny it's been taking a toll on me (and my back, and my feet, and my ability to sleep . . .). Plus, work has been busy and stressful, and it was time for some pampering. So I used the gift certificate J got me for my birthday and took myself to the Scott J. Aveda salon for a little me time.
*The Neapolitan Novels. Elena Ferrante's writing is beautiful and I can't put these books down. I devoured the first three and am trying to drag out the fourth and final book in the series, The Story of the Lost Child, trying to make it last as long as possible because I don't know what I'll do when I'm done, but the story is so gripping and the emotions so moving that I can't stop turning the pages. Help!
*Making a Murderer. It is SO GOOD. If you are one of the five people not currently watching it, you must! It is compelling and intriguing and horrifying and fascinating and infuriating and really good television - helped by the fact that the filmmakers were able to film so much of what was happening as it was happening, and had access to what seems like tons of contemporaneous film and audio recordings (being able to film that much of the court proceedings is kind of unheard of and it's awesome). And it's the first time J's ever wanted to binge-watch a tv show.
*Clementines. These juicy little suckers are in season right now and I'm pretty much constantly snacking on them (much healthier than the chocolate alternative I keep in my desk drawer!).
*Maternity pants. Elastic waistbands all the time FTW.
*NARS velvet matte lip pencil in Cruella. I got the sample size as a birthday gift from Sephora and it's become my go-to for when I go out, need to look nice, or just want to perk up my face. It's beautiful and flattering and goes with everything.
*Blog more. It's been shameful, I know. With some good reasons, but not all, but one reason - technological difficulties - is being solved because J's buying me a new laptop! Since my old Mac has just about given up doing anything besides spinning wheel of death.