Reading: Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man -Ogden Nash
"The moral is that it is probably better not to sin at all, but if some kind of sin you must be pursuing. Well, remember to do it by doing rather than by not doing."
I have lately rediscovered Nash and forgot how much I enjoy his poetry, I think mostly because he likes to often poke fun at seemingly dark or existential issues, while also making a rather beautiful observation. Humor is so essential in life. Lucky for me, I chose a partner who keeps me pretty much, endlessly laughing. I also make him laugh, but usually unintentionally. For example, I once told him that narwhals were my favorite mythological creature...yeah they are real. I didn't know! I will blame this on my rather cloistered upbringing. At the very least, my hubs got (and still gets) a very good chuckle out of it. Although, this information brought me no joy because narwhals are a little frightening in real life.
I will stick to what I know, which these days is mostly food. As the weather gets warm, I often bounce between no appetite and then wanting something a little hearty, so I tend to make more soups and noodle bowls because they are so much better with fresh produce that is in abundance this time of year. And with the instant pot or a slow cooker, you don't have to stand over a hot stove, which is usually my deal breaker when it comes to summer cooking. So allow me to share this quick recipe for sweet and sour pork. I add miso to the broth at the end to make it a little extra nourishing.