A Saturday post from me… what? I know, but I really am enjoying these “Seen, Heard and Tasted” posts so I wanted to keep it going this week. I love sharing things I’ve enjoyed over the past week and hope it introduces you to something new. Please pin from original sources.
Seen: Jennifer made over her guest room and she truly outdid herself with this one. The palette is perfect… it’s a fine balance between fun, softness, and sophistication. Heard: The last two weeks I’ve shared music with you, but I also enjoy a good podcast. I have to admit that I don’t do well with more “talk show” style podcasts and much prefer intense thrillers. With treadmill season approaching I was looking for something to get me through my runs and Ariel pointed me in the direction of The Black Tapes.
I listened to the first two episodes a week ago on the treadmill, and then another two Saturday and another on treadmill Sunday. Well, this week weather cooperated, but I was hooked, so I listened while I cleaned, cooked, while the kids played with their friends…. you get the point. Any chance I had I listened and now I’ve finished the first two seasons and am left waiting for season 3. If you liked Limetown, I think you will enjoy this podcast. I also plan to check out Tanis which is also by Pacific Northwest Stories.
Tasted: Each month my neighbor’s host family fun night, and October is always German night, so we have to bring German themed food. I struggle with this one greatly because I don’t eat much meat and I try to be very health conscious when putting together a dish. This time, ease and a case of “what can I make that I won’t have to go to the grocery store for” won and I baked this Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake (but without the glaze). Not sure it is technically German, but the Bundt pan has Austrian and German origins, so I rolled with it. It was quite easy to make, delicious and a great fall cake! However, in my haste I don’t think I let it cool enough before transferring to a cake plate, and mine broke… some stuck to the pan even though I had greased and floured it. I looked at it for a moment, frozen and unsure of what to do while a little voice said, “Mom, it’s OK. You can still bring it. Or just don’t bring food tonight. It’s OK.” Thanks sweet, Sawyer. I decided to try one of the broken pieces, and it was delicious. So I figured I would rather bring a broken messy delectable cake, than bring no cake at all, and it was well received. Sounds sort of like a metaphor to me there…. As much as I am a very social being I always struggle with getting myself out the door to attend an event or party. But it’s better to show up as myself, than not show up at all, right? Maybe I am digging too deep. 😉
Hope you have a great weekend! It’s rainy here today, so it might be the perfect day to start listening to Tanis.