May flew by.
The Forever Human and I went up north for the most incredible long weekend off the grid. Hey Canada, you rock.
Books I read:
- Everything You Want Me to Be, by Mindy Meija
I loved this book so much. So much.
- Hey Nostradamus!, by Douglas Coupland
I think that this might be a book that men enjoy… Or people that aren’t me.
- Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll
This book read like real life. Not all the loose ends felt like they mattered or tied up into nice little packages at the end, but that was okay.
- Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
A perfect quick-and-easy vacation read.
- And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie.
An old favourite… though I’m finding I enjoyed the Queen of Crime more when I was a teenager.
- The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson
I finished this and immediately started reading it again. It’s the perfect lazy beach read for nerds.
And a book I didn’t read:
- The Magus, by John Fowles.
I tried, I really did. But I think this is one of those books that pretentious literary people like, and the rest of us just don’t understand.
Wishing you all a fantastic summer of exploring the wilderness, cooking by campfire, and reading by the lake ✌️
Banana Split S’mores
Next time you’re camping, make these. They’re incredible.
Ingredients (for 2 servings)
- two bananas
- 6-10 large marshmallows
- one bar of milk chocolate
- one graham cracker
You’ll also need:
- Aluminum foil
- A campfire (although an oven or barbecue would probably work too)
- Peel the bananas, and cut them in half lengthwise.
- Place them cut side up on a sheet of aluminum foil so they look like this: )(
- Cut the large marshmallows in half, and then line them up along one side of the banana.
- Break up the chocolate bar, and line up pieces along the other side of the banana.
- Fold the banana back together, and wrap the foil around it so it’s closed.
- Place on a grill over the fire, or near the embers for about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the flame, making sure not to burn yourself, open, sprinkle with some crushed graham cracker, and eat.
I made those directions way more complicated than they needed to be… here’s the simple version: Mash up all the ingredients, wrap them in aluminum foil, and heat them over a campfire. Eat.
In an ideal world, the banana ends up lightly caramelized. I also added extra toasted marshmallow layers on top, because yum.