I love it.
You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
Ray Bradbury (via venebelle)
The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don’t need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.
Nick Hornby, How to Be Good (via languagemagic)
I know it’s easy to fall into a routine with breakfast, each day you have your cereal with a yogurt and fruit. How’s about a healthy breakfast that still satisfies and nourishes? And! I promise if you try your eggs this way, you won’t ever miss the yolks! (well, in the sense of scrambled eggs, anyway!)
1. Toast 2 slices multi-grain bread. Hold off on any butter.
2. With a fork, smash and evenly spread 1/2 of an avocado between the two slices of toast, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Thinly slice 3 mushrooms, (I had white button on hand), as well as red onion, however much you prefer. Then, mince 1/2 clove garlic. Sauté all in a small dab of butter, season, hold.
4. Whisk 3 egg whites until barely frothy with 2 tablespoons 1% milk, and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric. Season with salt and pepper, and scramble in a non stick using minimal butter/oil. (use a rubber spatula to scramble until small curds form and creamy texture is achieved. Don’t over cook!
5. Pile eggs on the toast, top with mushrooms and onions.
The turmeric oddly adds a really nice, somewhat “eggy” flavor back to the whites, minus the cholesterol and 4 grams of fat per yolk! They also give the whites a yellow tint, helping you remember, you’re not missin’ a thing! The sautéed mushrooms add a great meaty aspect! Come to think of it, when mushrooms are properly cooked, I enjoy them about as much as bacon. My confession? I never liked mushrooms until I lived with Rachel, my CIA roomie. (SheSalty as you all know her.) It took me a while, but I can’t get enough of them now. And, of course I had to incorporate avocado, slightly over ripe, but outrageously creamy. Which for me, works better here than a chunky quac-like preparation. Tons of fresh ground black pepper brings some heat to the table, if for nothing else, a nice little wake-up call.
Wendell Berry quotes (showing 1-50 of 234)
He quotes Pope (“Consult the genius of the place in all”), Spenser, Milton and Stegner, and answers every question patiently and articulately. He doesn’t patronize. We sit alone, uninterrupted through the morning, for two or three hours. Tanya is at church; when it’s time, he turns on the oven, as she requested before leaving. He seems positively yogic, or maybe it’s just this: How often do I sit in long, quiet conversation? Wendell has this effect.