Peanut Butter & the Anthropocene Reviewed
Trying out a new blog format, where I just jot down notes about what I did today. It’s inspired by the wonderful blog of Alice Bartlett.
I enjoy bumping into friends while walking around town. I used to get really anxious if I saw someone I recognised, and would go out of my way to make sure they didn’t see me. I’ve since lived in enough cities where I would know no-one, so now I enjoy seeing a familiar face and having a chat.
Trying to pick a city to live in is difficult. I like living in Berlin because out of all the cities in Europe, it’s where I know the most people.
I listened to the latest episode of 99% Invisible, featuring an episode of John Green’s podcast “The Anthropocene Reviewed”, where he reviews all sorts of things, such as supermakets, comets and the Tacobell menu. I like the way John talks about everything. I think about if I could write my own review, and what it would be about.
I’ve just moved into my own apartment, so I can start cooking again! I’m trying out “budgetbytes.com” for recipes, and so far so good. For dinner I made Spicy Coconut Vegetable Stir Fry which was quite easy to prepare, and pretty tasty. It also made enough for tomorrow for lunch tomorrow. Afterwards I tried to make Luscious Homemade Lemon Curd - which I accidentally mixed in the butter with the other ingredients, rather than adding the butter later. I hope it still turns out ok - it’s currently cooling off in the fridge. Tomorrow I will make Lemon Berry Yogurt Breakfast Bowls for breakfast.
When I’m living by myself, I find I have far more free time. I’m trying to let myself get bored, instead of turning to HN and Reddit. I think being bored is part of the creative process.
I haven’t been keeping track of what I’ve been up to over the last few months, so I am trying to write down daily todo lists. Ticking things off is a good feeling.
I visited a lot of supermarkets trying to find regular Peanut Butter. The first three I tried only had Nutella! I eventually visited the fancy expensive supermarkrt, which fortunately had “Erdnussbutter” - but just the one option. I miss the wide variety of peanut butters available in New Zealand, there was a whole section dedicated to them.