Really enjoying this book so far. I’m using it as a reminder to choose good food over harmful food and to be more mindful of what I’m choosing to put in my body. The book doesn’t claim to be the gospel, but simply an idea of a different, better way to live.
Familiarity on a rooftop, hours after the setting sun.
Before us lies an unreal city, not unlike London.
The beginning smells of autumn and a slight breeze, put me at peace
And I am at ease.
Because I know you and you know me
For that fleeting moment, all is as it must be.
Unreal city, lit up and in motion.
Loneliest city in the world, perhaps.
But for this moment, together, on top of the world, or at least this roof, it feels like home, and that feels good.
And if you asked me to leap, I think I would.
Reflecting on the 168 innocent men, women and children who lost their lives in the Oklahoma City bombing 18 years ago today. In ‘95, I was 8, living in New Jersey, when the bombing took place. I thought the sad event and the state would live in my mind, but never my heart. 10 years later I enrolled at OU and fell in love with the Sooner state and the people who live there. The wounds from the attack are there, but you’re doing fine Oklahoma. My thoughts and love go out to all those affected and to the state of Oklahoma.
My name is K bee and I am a macaron enthusiast. I love these airy little bites of delight. Oddly enough, when I lived in France, I wasn’t the biggest macaron fan, I found them to be too sweet. Since I’ve been in DC, however, I’ve given them a second, third, fourth (you get the picture) shot. Macaron Bee (1669 Wisconsin NW, Washington DC) in Georgetown is a delightful little shop with 16 flavors of macaron; all of them tempting. I’m usually a decisive person, but this was a difficult choice. I settled on (from left to right in the photo) chocolate lavender, milk chocolate Earl Grey, and rose flavored. My friend chose raspberry, vanilla and fleur de sel caramel. We halved our macarons and I’m so glad that we did. All of the flavors I chose were delightful! My favorite was the milk chocolate earl grey. I would have preferred a stronger lavender taste out of the chocolate lavender one, but it was still delicious. Out of my friend’s choices, I loved the fleur de sel caramel! Whatever salted caramel they chose is the right one. The ganache in the middle and the cookie were infused with the ideal salted caramel taste. I recommend Macaron Bee, but be mindful that it’s a petite little shop; there’s no seating inside. However, if the day is nice, take advantage of the little bench right outside or take a short walk up to Book Hill. Bon appetit!
Missed International Macaron Day, but here’s my post on that!
So, I tried Zeke’s Donutz today on my way to Georgetown. I had just read about them in the Express and a friend recommended them at a party last week. I was intrigued by the unique donuts (Is it safe to say donuts are the new cupcakes? Yes? Okay.)
Well the first thing I noticed was the decor. The graffiti decoration and boomboxes reminded me of Brooklyn in the mid-80s, or at least the Brooklyn in the mid-80s I’ve seen depicted in media.
The display case held 12 tempting choices, but I already had my heart and palate set on the Mexican Chocolate an ancho chili glazed donut. In a small, silly way it reminded me of Texas.
They had a variety of milks to choose from, but I wasn’t in the mood.
I was underwhelmed with the donut. I expected a richer chocolate filling and more kick, but the flavors I received were lacking.
I’m not writing Zeke’s off though, because there were other flavors I definitely want to scratch off my list.