HELLO JUNE

I have no plans for the weekend, perfect.

My eldest daughter and I decided to read a book together, a change from our usual shared series watching. We simultaneously downloaded The Girl Before, by JP Delaney. The reviews say it’s perfect “if you liked Gone Girl”. Oy. It’s so much less about the book than about sharing it with her – makes the 8,843 miles between us seem a bit shorter. If you’re a Gone Girl fan, definitely check it out.

After tasting a Matcha Financier- an indescribably moist cake made with matcha, white chocolate and raspberries from The Bakery in Tel Aviv, I have been obsessing over matcha.

Matcha Financier

Matcha tea preparation is a central part of tea ceremonies in Japan – I attended one in Kyoto a few years ago. Matcha is powdered green tea, carefully made from shaded, robust whole tea leaves, unlike traditional green tea. It is green tea on steroids – packed with all of the antioxidants in green tea and then some. Today I’m making matcha ice cream, I’ll let you know how that goes.

Things I have read this week:

Alone, Happily Alone, in the Tatra Mountains

Opinion I Nancy Pelosi and Facebook’s Dirty Tricks

To Reduce Travel Stress, Plan Less

Too nice outside, time to get my hands in the dirt! As Margaret Atwood says:

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”.

This pine tree started as a small twig brought home by my son when he was in 2nd grade.

Dr. Annie K

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