Weeknotes 64 - Life isn’t just about bells
- Life isn’t just about bells. It’s also about Nook Miles.
- When this is over, is the fashion going to be all about clothes that can be wiped or hosed down easily? Is it going to be all about comfort and cosiness? Or will the pendulum swing all the way back and we’ll be wearing architectural outfits that can only be dry-cleaned?
- Following the recipe from Felix’s Quarantinis I made a tequila sour for the first time. It’s become a household favourite. So simple, yet so perfect.
- The way I cook has changed, obviously. In the Before I rarely ate at home and cooked maybe a couple of times a week. That cadence meant I bought only what I planned to cook because there’d be no opportunity to use up left over fresh ingredients before they’d go off. Since the lockdown I get a random selection of fruit and veg once a week and try to make the most of it. I’m enjoying this game of inventory management and optimisation. Anyway, this whole situation led me to trying new recipes. Currently on rotation are Anna Jones’s mac and greens from her first book, A Modern Way to Eat, and this broccoli and bean soup.
- Crosstown Doughnuts started doing deliveries of fruit, veg, milk (including vegan), coffee, and of course doughnuts. Since it’s not looking like I will be able to bagsy an Ocado delivery slot next week I might have to get my veg from them. Just don’t tell anyone in case they run out!
- I don’t think there’s much chance of us going back to the Before. We might have to accept the New.
- Because I love The Mandalorian I decided to investigate if I want to be a Jon Favreau super-fan. My partner showed me Favreau’s 2014 film Chef. It was wonderful. Favreau manages to take very simple stories and tell them in ways that don’t need dramatic twists, because you care about the characters and you just enjoy being with them and participating in whatever they experience. I cannot recommend Chef enough. It will lift your spirits. It’s exactly the kind of film we need now.