I like it so check it out: NOVEMBER

Every time I see that we are halfway through NOVEMBER I swear I shake my head and wonder how that’s even possible…

I always describe October as something akin to hurricane season when it comes to the cluster of family birthdays and celebrations, but this year it started in September and only let up last weekend. And that was only a breather because this coming weekend and the first one in December are hectic too. Thankfully there was time snatched to unwind and just chill the fuck out a bit.

One thing to come out of the last week is a renewed sense of inspiration in the kitchen. I think it’s safe to say that the cafe kind of drained my love of long leisurely stretches of time spent making all sorts of good stuff, but the flame was re-lit on my lifelong affair with food in a surprising way.

We bought a fancy BBQ.

Wanting to justify the expense meant a hunt for something other than steaks to cook on it, so my reading list looked like this:


  • My Grill by Pete Evans, Weber’s Barbecue Bible, and lots of vegan and vegetable based cookbooks. And I have to say I am in love with the Smith & Daughters Cookbook (that happens to be vegan). It’s that dream cookbook where every bloody recipe looks like something I want to cook.
  • There was a two day binge on JFK conspiracy theories and facts, prompted by the novel Frame 232 by Wil Mara. Do I believe there was more to it than a lone gunman? Well… I do believe that there’s a very good chance the government knew and knows more than has been made public. Anything is possible, that’s one thing I definitely do believe.
  • I also read the latest Scarpetta novel by Patricia Cornwell which I’m not even going to link to because it shouldn’t really be on this list due to it’s ability to completely frustrate me at the way I keep buying novels by an author when I long ago stopped enjoying them.


  • Parkland, on iTunes. Set in the hospital where both JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald were ultimately declared deceased. It was okay to good. Not knock your socks off but there are worse ways to pass time.
  • More American Horror Story. I decided to go back and watch seasons 4 {Freak Show} and 2 {Asylum}, in that order. And I’m glad I did. I skimmed past Asylum the first time I tried and didn’t bother with Freak Show, but after the disappointment of Hotel, these two previous seasons were exactly what I love: story based and character driven. And I could probably watch Jessica Lange for days.


  • Garbage, lots of their old stuff because I am so excited to be seeing them live in a couple of weeks.
  • Butthole Surfers, Powderfinger, and Lemonheads. Because my husband was DJ’ing in my car…
  • Tinashe. What can I say, sometimes your kids play something so much that it worms its way under your skin…

Now taking further suggestions please…

Before CHRISTMAS is upon us!!!

P.S. the food blog has awoken from it’s slumber too, and I’ve added some of the posts from my defunct vegan blog too. Find it at The Delicious Files. 😉

  1. OMG I am the same way with Jodi Picoult! All her books are the effing same yet I’m always suckered into buying them but I’ve vowed to stop LOL! x


    1. Yeah I always buy hers expecting more but they are still better than this tired old shite!


      1. I must admit I’m still obsessed with crime fiction though!


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