Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the 21st Century
Most of my spring semester classes didn't start until this past Monday, but one did start a few weeks ago. This class is on Urban planning and policy analysis and I am mostly fascinated by it. Really enjoying the book listed above and some of the other reading for the class.
Between finishing up a visit home the first of the month and working extra hours to buffer the checking account for the busy semester, I didn't have time to read much of anything else in January! February will have much more reading! ,
Downton Abbey is back! I do love that show. Thanks to the fact that I watch it online after the fact, I'm having to stay away from twitter on Sunday evenings.
That scene literally had me crying. For those who know me and my lack of functioning tear ducts, this will surprise you. It was a beautiful, beautiful scene. If you don't watch Parenthood, you should.
In the Kitchen:My love of butternut squash continues.
This recipe for vegan Curried Lentil and Butternut Squash stew was SO GOOD. It was not very pretty when I made it, but it tasted good. I took it to work for lunch the next day and my boss demanded the recipe as soon as she caught the smell. (In fair disclosure: my roommate said it smelled like I dumped a jar of applesauce into french onion soup, but she didn't taste it to give a taste judgment, so make your own opinions.)
Butternut Squash and Crispy Sage Pizza
That's the one I made. I'd like to try to get the squash to crisp/blacken up some more, but it was quite yummy! The leftovers reheated well also (in the oven, not the microwave.)
Picture that I inexplicably love (that I'm sneaking from December)
|Hanging out with my nephew|
Company I discovered:Trade As One's "Change for Good" subscription: Learn More
Basically - it appears to be a non-perishable, fair-trade version of a CSA share. I LOVED having a CSA years ago where I had a weekly allotment of fresh-from-a-local-garden vegetables and such to use to cook. Trad As One makes a seasonable box of food and other items and ships it to you. The subscription price seems reasonable for what you get! (It's a bit out of grad-school budget still, but I'm hoping it will still be around when I'm a regular adult again.) If anyone signs up and gets the boxes - let me know what you think!
I'll be there! Anyone else?
I am seriously excited about my classes (mostly. ;) ). I'm taking one on Global South Theologies and Policies - and am already appreciating the reading for that.
Link up and see what others are into!