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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

you say harpy like it's a bad thing

Would you like an entertaining, easy, low-commitment book to start off the year?  Cool, because I want to recommend one to you.  It is The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, a book which pairs Chris VanAllsburg's illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick with original short stories by a number of great authors.  It's technically a children's book, but not in a dumbed-down or pandering way.  I really enjoyed it.

I've decided that I like that chia-kombucha mixture stuff better than straight kombucha because it's like I'm eating and drinking at the same time!  Plus it reminds me of tapioca pudding, which makes me think that I might actually be a good candidate for that insufferable-sounding chia seed pudding.  Except the recipe I saw calls for almond milk, and I am afraid of having a big old cup of something that tastes like my nemesis, almond extract.  Does almond milk taste like almond extract?  My sister says no, is she lying to make me feel sad?  That's not really like her.  But I think I'll make it with cow's milk all the same, because that's what I have.

I'm willing to check out that new TV show with Dwight Schrute starring as Dr. House on Bones.  It has potential, yes?

4 comments:

tipsybaker said...

I've struggled with the chia kombucha. Too viscous. I can't quite swallow it like a drink, but there's nothing to really chew. I don't find it repulsive, just not sure what to do with it.

Amanda said...

Almond milk tastes nothing like almonds. It's a reasonable substitute for low-fat milk; kind of tasteless and white.

Layne said...

Hmmm . . . something about that description doesn't make me want to run right out and chug a glass of almond milk.

Unknown said...

somebody gave me chia pudding for free at a trail race.....it was better than I thought it would be. I'm not sure if it contained some sort of milk