At A Glance, May

What is notable for the month.

Crying In H Mart. I am late to reading this book, as it was published last year. I still want to share that this deeply moving memoir by Michelle Zauner is a worthy read.
This COS outfit is so me. Wide leg, no pleat, high rise trousers with a fitted 3/4 short sleeve sweater. I don’t know why they didn’t list the sweater on the COS site-I’m sorry I don’t have information on it.
Loft riviera shorts. I have a thing for plaids and gingham. If you are are shorts wearer, these are lightweight and can be styled so many ways. First way would be with a black cable mock neck sweater (see below) and some black fisherman sandals.
Joe’s Jeans mock neck sweater that I referenced above. I know some of you will think I am crazy for recommending a sweater for summer. Sometimes, I love the clean line of a sweater instead of a jacket when dealing with a cool evening or an agressive a/c.
Summer Rain Boots. It rains all year so why shouldn’t we have summer specific rain boots?These Asos boots are your lighter looking functional summer footwear. Even if it stops raining while you are out and about, you will still look cute.
Use Miso in your recipes. One of my sons’ girlfriend* made these delicious chocolate chip cookies–made with miso. Another sons’ girlfriend* made a miso pasta dish that was incredible. The umami taste of the miso is a welcome depth in both sweet and savory recipes.
*Grammar nerds come for me. I have 3 sons. Each of whom have a girlfriend (well, one has a fiancé.) So I want to impart that one of the women made cookies and another made pasta- did I punctuate correctly?
I don’t love hearing too much about a book, television show or a movie before I get to it, because if the hype is too much, it may disappoint. This was the case with, The Silent Patient. I had heard such good things about it. I didn’t dislike it-but the build up was too great to reach.
GAP Factory I went into the store to purchase navy pants but really loved these pink pants more. They run a bit large.

At A Glance, January, 2022

What I find notable for the month.

Harrowstyle Pasta e Fagioli

Harrowstyle White Bean, Pasta and Sausage Soup  Serves 4

Recipe adapted from prouditaliancook.com

This recipe is not vegan, vegetarian or gluten free.

Ingredients

(2) Sausages (I prefer (1) hot pork sausage, and (1) sweet pork sausage)

(1) White Onion Diced

(3) Celery Stalks Diced

(4) Garlic Cloves Minced

(2) 15.5 Cans Cannellini Beans (remove half liquid)

One piece of a Parmesan Reggiano rind (or handful of Parmesan Reggiano grated)

2 Tablespoons of Chopped Fresh Parsley

2 Quarts of Chicken Stock (or takeout wonton soup broth)

Salt and Pepper to taste (if you use takeout soup, you will need much less salt)

1/2 Pound of ditalini pasta made al dente, to add to bowl, at time of serving. 

Instructions

Add a some olive oil to the bottom of a large stock pot. Add sausage with casings removed and brown meat until no longer pink. 

Add onions, garlic, and celery. Cook until translucent. Add beans, stir to incorporate.  Add chicken stock. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Heat to a low boil, then lower heat to simmering. Add parmesan rind or handful of grated parmesan and parsley.

While soup is simmering. Prepare datalini pasta al dente, cold wash to stop cooking. Drain, and save until time to serve. 

Revive the pasta with a quick rinse of boiling water before serving with the soup. 

Enjoy.

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Mango. Colorful Jeans look fresh to me. These are same jeans in red. I would style with either one of the sweaters I show below.
La Ligne
Veronica Beard
Lululemon . Clearly I am embracing color this month. I wear this very functional bag across my chest for long walks.
Trader Joe’s Thai Shrimp Gyoza. If you don’t know what to make for dinner or feel like waiting for takeout to arrive, keep these in the freezer.
I am seeing capes coming in hard as a trend. This one above is Cos. The Loro Piana cape below, is a stunning luxury example.
Loro Piana

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