It feels like a cop-out to start probably the third blog post in a row with “it’s been a tumultuous month”…but it has been! I’m a couple days late on this because Pride was this past weekend (I have odes to write to the Dyke March, my very first, but those may come later) and I was on the go basically non-stop. Plus, I’ve been unemployed for about a week and a half (fear not — barring any sudden developments I will be re-employed as of next week, thankfully) and the stress of the lead-up to that was…a lot. I’m not going to opine on it, but job hunting is hard, and demoralizing.
But then there’s always strawberries.
I have a confession to make here: before June 2019, I had never eaten a peanut butter & jelly sandwich. Really! I’m not a fan of peanut butter sandwiches in general (even though I love a good jar of JIF) and it took the peanut butter, bacon & jam sandwich from Susan Spungen’s Strawberries to change my mind. And changed it is — I made the same sandwich, minus the bacon, repeatedly over the week after I first tried it. I love a good new-to-me comfort food. I’m kicking my 8-year-old self for not getting into this way sooner.
In theory, I’ve got plenty more to say, but I’ve decided to get really into pies this summer and there’s a crust blind-baking in the oven that will need my attention in a few minutes. I hope you enjoy the sweetness of strawberries as much as I did.
Book: Strawberries, Susan Spungen (Short Stack Editions)
Recipes made: 5/21