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April 16, 2011

My infinite-seeming wait has finally ended, and my copy of the Small Tapestry International 2: Passages catalog arrived in my mailbox this morning. I’ve done numerous information design projects before, but I’ve never been identified in print as a designer. In a book! Very cool!!

Chilly temperatures and torrential rain all day today have kept me inside, trying to stay warm. My new favorite way to start my day — and I did it this morning — is adding honey and milk to my coffee, instead of just milk. (I’m trying to minimize sugar consumption.)

Honey is one of my favorite foods: when I was a kid, I ate honey sandwiches; nowadays I’m always looking for new things to add honey to. But this particular combination of milk and honey evokes a favorite beverage I used to treat myself with at Three Sisters Cafe in Broad Ripple, Indiana: Honey Over Milk. Just what it sounds like, but they served it in soup-sized saucers, so you could savor every last drop, and I always did.

It’s too late in the day for coffee, so next I think I’ll make a cup of lemon-and-orange tea, with lots of honey. I like spring, even all the rain and wind — much more interesting than day after day of sunshine and clear skies. We get an amazing variety of cloud formations here. I take more cloud photos than anything but flowers.

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  1. April 17, 2011 08:19

    Mmmm, I love honey too. My wife is not a honey fan, and my daughter only likes the cheap stuff that comes out of a honey bear. I tried her on some lovely raw orange blossom stuff and it was as if I were trying to feed her poison. So I have the whole jar for myself!

    I really liked Grace Pudyk’s The Honey Trail – my review is here:

    There’s so much about honey that I didn’t know!

  2. April 19, 2011 13:23

    I’ve been hooked on varietal honeys ever since I ran across blackberry honey while visiting the Smokies some years ago. My first taste of blackberry honey was as intoxicating as strawberry wine or the nectar of the gods. I’ve since had no luck finding blackberry honey elsewhere that tastes quite as good as that first bottle was. But I do like raspberry honey, and orange blossom, and clover, and wildflower.

    I need to check out your book — thanks for the recommendation!

    • April 19, 2011 18:02

      the in-laws apparently twitted my wife for letting me be a food snob “when you have money problems”, when she mentioned my whole honey thing. I, luckily, was out of town at the time, or I would have said something about being able to afford good food because we don’t buy new furniture every 6 months or travel the globe on a regular basis. Grrr.

      • April 19, 2011 18:17

        I share your annoyance. Plus, what affects your day-to-day living more than good food? Travel is grand, when you can afford it (and we mostly can’t, these days), but for most people, it’s an infrequent thing. Buying new furniture is something we do every +/- 15 years, so I’m gobsmacked by the idea of every 6 months!

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