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Book of the Week

I avoided reading Judy Blume’s In the Unlikely Event as long as I could (read: one month) because I’m a nervous flier and didn’t think I needed to subject myself to more aeronautic anxiety. I’m still going to have to put those crashes out of my head the next time I fly, but I knew the risk involved to get my Judy Blume fix. Besides the abundance of characters and the convenient resolution of some minor plot lines, it’s a pretty great read. Be warned that it’s very dark and it’s a bit of a long read, but there’s something about the sadness of the characters that keeps you reading just to make sure they end up alright.

What have you been reading? Any summer reading recommendations?

Popsicle Recipes to Get You Through The Summer

Popsicle Recipes to get you through the summer

It took a while this year, but summer has finally arrived and I am doing everything I can to keep from melting. Including searching Pinterest for popsicle inspiration. There’s nothing better than a cool popsicle on a hot day (especially if they’re a little boozy) to make you appreciate the season.Popsicle RecipesHere are a bazillion great popsicle recipes from some amazing bloggers (seriously, so many good ones I couldn’t stop adding to the list) to get you through the summer. I also have some zipzicles that I’m dying to use!

Ginger Madras Popsicles by Mary Makes GoodGinger Madras Popsicles by Mary Makes Good

Cantaloupe Lime Popsicles by Kitchen ConfidanteCantaloupe Lime Popsicles by Kitchen Confidante

Watermelon Ice Pops by The Dig InWatermelon Ice Pops by The Dig In

Kiwi Moscato Popsicles by Quarter Life Crisis CuisineKiwi Moscato Popsicles by Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine

Strawberry and Peach Ice Pops by Chew TownStrawberry and Peach Ice Pops by Chew Town

Fresh Coconut Paletas by Foodie is the New FortyFresh Coconut Paletas by Foodie is the New Forty

Fruit Popsicles by Life by LyonsFruit Popsicles by Life by Lyons

Striped Juice Pops by the view from great islandStriped Juice Pops by the view from great island

Tropical Avocado Popsicles by Cooking StonedTropical Avocado Popsicles by Cooking Stoned

Cereal Milk Popsicles by Natalie ParamoreCereal Milk Popsicles by Natalie Paramore

Blood Orange Popsicles by Paper & StitchBlood Orange Popsicles by Paper & Stitch

Chai Tea Latte Popsicles by Sprinkled with JulesChai Tea Latte Popsicles by Sprinkled with Jules

 Orange-Ginger-Popsicles-by-1-2-Simple-Cooking.jpgOrange Ginger Popsicles by 1-2 Simple Cooking

Cherry Juice Popsicles by AneeleeCherry Juice Popsicles by Aneelee

Berry Probiotic Popsicles by theFoodetteBerry Probiotic Popsicles by theFoodette

Creamy Mexican Coffee Popsicles by local savourCreamy Mexican Coffee Popsicles by local savour

Watermelon Honey Mint Popsicles by girl eats worldWatermelon Honey Mint Popsicles by girl eats world

Worthy of the Week

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Book of the Week

I’m slowly making my way through an overambitious NetGalley downloading spree…

  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin is the story of a little girl who sets out to research if a jellyfish could have killed her best friend who drowned while on vacation. Painfully smart, it reminded me of Counting by 7s, both of which I think are too advanced for their middle-grade audience.
  • Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams is a tabloid-esque look at the life of a New York socialite and the politically ambitious family she married into. It’s not often that a novel can surprise me, but the twists happen in the last 10% of the book and I wasn’t expected them. At all. I loved it. I also loved the subtle nods to A Hundred Summers.
  • For my office book club, I read Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon. Smart dude.
  • As a general rule, I don’t enjoy self-deprecating memoirs by people I don’t know. After a While You Just Get Used to It didn’t change that.

Ahi Poke

What would you do with 25 pounds of gifted tuna? (There’s no punchline. This is a real thing that recently happened to me.)

You make room in your freezer and then you whip up a little ahi poke.

We eat this for lunch most days when we visit the Bahamas but it never crossed my mind to make it at home until the above mentioned tuna arrived. It’s quick and delicious and the addition of diced avocado makes a tasty variation!

Ahi Poke Hawaiian Tartar RecipeAhi Poke (Hawaiian Tuna Tartar)

makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ahi tuna, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (or Bragg liquid aminos)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • juice of half a lime

Directions

Set aside tuna and whisk together all other ingredients. When ready to serve gently toss dressing with tuna and plate with lettuce cups and/or wonton chips. Also terrific over sticky rice.

Worthy of the Week

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Book of the Week

Dear Mr. You by, of all people, Mary-Louise Parker is a bit too artsy-fartsy for my taste, but surprisingly well written. It’s basically her life through letters she’s written to the men who have influenced her; good and bad, real and imaginary. Some of the letters are rather touching, while others you just wish you knew what the hell she was talking about.