Because we all need help with writing...and maybe with happiness, too.
Thanks to the New Yorker, I've already decided that, regardless of my page count come February 15th, I'll be indulging in a little Danish political drama.
Because of my time in Helsinki last year and the fact that I was so eagerly preparing for the trip this time last January, I found myself particularly struck by Sarah's post about Scandinavia--its food, happiness, lifestyle, decor. And I'm thinking a Scandinavian feast is in the works.
I won't lie to you; even though I won't do it, I think about quitting the Ph.D. all the time. And I thoroughly enjoyed this blog post that outlined why it worked for her.
Again on the topic of writing, a little cocktail can go a long way. If it worked for Hemingway (admittedly, not the best example, but just go with me here), it could work for me, albeit with a little more self control and a happier ending.
Because I'm highly impressionable, after I read this post, I went out and bought a Kindle copy of Daring Greatly. I've always had a slightly new-agey streak and I must say that, even if the concept is kind of hokey, there is something to be said about the fact that our inner-critic holds us back.
This is maybe the only way I'll ever cook cabbage again. In general, I love the Genius Recipes column at Food52.
I've really been craving dessert lately: I'm debating between a Mango Cream Tart (minus the fresh figs) and a Gateau Breton. Then again, I've also been dreaming up something creamy that will showcase the best of winter citrus (i.e. the blood orange).
Back soon with one more January post! Hopefully, the beginning of this week will be kind to me. Happy Sunday to you all!