It’s been well over a year since I did my first book club post, so it is about time I did another one. The main reason I’m doing another one is because I just finished a book that I loved and wanted to share with you. One of the things that I want to do more of now that I am on the boat is to read. Not cookbooks, but good fiction and non-fiction books. I had a lazy weekend planned, and once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. The book is called Replay and though it was published in 1988 it must be getting popular again because I just saw a huge stack of them at Costco. It is about a 43 year old man who keeps dying at 43 and waking up as a younger version of himself. Every time he dies, his time keeps getting shorter, and he eventually meets a lady who is also experiencing the same thing and they fall in love. I’m pretty bad about describing books, trust me, it’s a great read, and really makes you think. I also recently read a great book called The Pillars of the Earth which is an epic story that takes place in the middle ages, and makes you realize how much they had to suffer during those times. Romance, murder, revenge, intrigue, it’s all there, and there is even a sequel that I need to also read. So, there you go, two books you are guaranteed to enjoy (your welcome). My next read? The Alchemist, it’s a short book that is a filler until I find my next great read. Since we’re always around a beach, I am always going to have some good books around. Will be lots of fun, and I will report the good one’s here.
Archive for May, 2009
Of course I am thinking of my mother today, and also a big thank you to all of the mothers following along. My best buddy from cooking school sent me this picture yesterday. I feel guilty that I am in Sunny Florida, and he is in Arctic Canada, but I know he’s having a blast- an arctic blast! (ok, that was corny).
I am getting settled in. The boat is in the shipyard for the month and we are staying in a crew house for the duration. Here is a night picture of the backyard.
It’s cool because I can practice my swimming and it is a great place to chill. We are just across the street from the ocean too, so I can practice there once I feel more comfortable. The house feels like it’s out of mtv’s the real world because it has a pinball machine (doesn’t work), dart board, and foosball table.
Cooking will be lite this month, but I think a lot of sandwiches, which will be cool since I love coming up with interesting sandwiches and can post them here. Up until now I have been cooking some healthy lunches and dinners for the crew since we are all trying to eat healthy (like you should too!). Here are some grilled shrimp skewers I cooked last week for lunch. Nothing special (I just like the picture).
So stay tuned as I will be posting at random since I having a blast with my new camera. I will be adding some recipes too, though most wind up on the website, I will be adding some here too.
It’s been awhile, so how have you been? Oh, that’s good. And how is your family? Oh, that’s great, send my best. Me? Oh, I’ve been busy. See I started a new job, moved to a new state, traveled to a new country and now just getting settled in. Will I be traveling much on this boat? Not really, looks like South Florida during the winter and New England for the summer months. It’s actually a perfect travel schedule for me. I bought a new camera that will let me take better pictures of my food. I have been playing around with the feature where one part of the picture is in focus, and the rest is blurry, here is one I took today (it’s an asian cabbage and daikon coleslaw).
I have been cooking like crazy, so I will be adding some recipes, but mostly I have been spending my spare time on the website, and I think I will be starting a blog there as well which will be more on healthy cooking and advice and this one will be more about my travels and personal life. Anyways, I gotta run, but it was great catching up, I will be posting again soon!