Kim-Joy and her book Baking with Kim-Joy
Kim-Joy, one of the contestants on my favorite Great British Bake Off season, has become one of my favorite people recently. She is this positive, kind, creative person. She also responded to a comment I made on one of her Instagram posts so she won me over there. She published a book a month ago so as soon as I saw that, I requested it from the library (thanks Denver for having it!). I’ve been flipping through the book over the past week and last weekend I saved my favorite recipes – passion fruit tart with cat meringues, some notes on meringues in general, and cookies with jam in the middle. If you like the artistic side of baking and don’t mind bakes that take a long time to make, you should definitely check out this book. It’s cute, creative, and beautiful. This woman is talented and she is inspiring me to try new things.
The Dark Crystal – Netflix TV show
Elisabeth and I have been watching The Dark Crystal recently and it deserves a shout out as a really well done and beautiful but very stressful show. It reminds me very much of how I felt while playing Pandemic Legacy, my favorite board game. It’s enjoyable and stressful at the same time, a weird juxtaposition of feelings. Some of the character, which are all puppets, are so gorgeously made that I just stare in awe at the craftsmanship and technology. The world building itself is wonderfully done, original, and pretty as well so that in each episode, Elisabeth and I always go “aww, look at that creature!”. We’re just now over half way through with the show and I have no clue where it’s going which makes me feel scared because I can’t figure out if I think the story will go one way or another. No spoilers from me so if you like puppets, creativity, art, and whimsy, check this show out.
Free food at work
I have forgotten what it’s like to get free food at work, and it’s quite wonderful. The person who sits behind me offers me gum every few days and earlier this week she gave me a pear that came from her sister’s pear tree. Oh my gosh it was so deliciously soft, juicy, and sweet I almost couldn’t believe it. Who knew we could grow pears in Colorado? I’ve had some zucchini bread, muffins, and an egg roll as well. Today I got a bagel, apple tart, and chocolate. It’s a really nice benefit of having a job! Once I know I have a full time job at this place, I will be making some food to share. It’s only fair and I’d love to do it.