Rehashing May.


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So even though we’re a few days into June, I can still discuss some of my favourite things and favourite moments from May, right? better late than never Laughing

So in May, I was…


The Wise Man's Fear


Over the weekend, I finally finished reading The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, which is the second book in The Kingkiller Chronicle (I reviewed The Name of the Wind, the first book in the series here). The second book continued to prove that Rothfuss’ debut was not just a fluke – this man is seriously talented when it comes to fantasy. The worst thing about this book was the fact that Book 3 likely won’t be released until next year.

I’ve actually at a bit of a loss for what to read next, actually. I wondered around the library for a bit but nothing jumped out at me. I need book recommendations!


Game of Thrones


Game of Thrones. Of course. PLEASE tell me that you saw episode from last Sunday!! If you haven’t read the books…betcha didn’t see that coming, did you?

Listening to:

Amaranthe – the Nexus. It’s my metalhead roots showing…basically, if you ever wanted to know what metal sounded like when it was fused with pop melodies, this is it. It’s a pretty fabulous album, but I’m not sure if it beats their first release.


Lunch Plate

For the last week, lots of salads. In fact, I managed to eat one a day as per my guidelines for salad week…definitely feeling a little better now that I’m getting fresh produce in me on the regular.



So…bacon. It’s amazing. It’s one of those foods that I had convinced myself for ages that I didn’t like. I was wrong. Oh, so wrong. Bacon is delicious.



Mexican food. Of course, that’s no different from any other month.


Pita I’ve been developing a love for iced tea over the last six weeks or so…with a little bit of sweetener, it is absolutely perfect for summer. Starbucks Passion Iced Tea is definitely winning for me!

May Blog Recipes:

Bean and Bacon Soup

And writing random blog posts about:

And to finish off, my favourite moments from May:

Funny Pug

Who couldn’t love that face? Tongue Out

So May was pretty awesome…and I know June’s going to be too. A lot of exciting things coming up soon!

Have a good one!

<— Bacon fan?

<— What were you reading in May? Any book recommendations for me?

<— Did you come up with any awesome recipes in May? Give me links!


  1. It’s funny you mention the bacon thing…the other day when we made breakfast i made a comment about how the only thing we were missing was bacon. Joe just looked at me and i asked him what was up. He said that he’d never heard me say that before (or demand pulled pork which had happened earlier in the week), and he was really proud and happy because he knows that even six montha ago that wouldn’t have happened. It’s funny what changes when you let go…you grow and enjoy things you never thought possible
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    • That’s awesome love! Seeing those sorts of changes in your day-to-day life shows such amazing progress. Proud of you!
  2. I’m going to have to check out that series. I love reading… when it’s a good book. It can be really hard for me to get into a book, but once I find the right one, I’ll finish it in a day or two because I just. can’t. put. it. down.

    And I reaaaally need to start watching Game of Thrones. Hopefully this summer!!

    P.S. I totally agree that feta makes EVERYTHING better
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  3. Rofl oh god… That picture of Atticus – I just can’t.

    May was a really slow month for me when it came to food and books. It was actually probably the first one where I didn’t come up with any new recipes or read any new books, but I just picked up And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, so I’m really looking forward to getting started on that. And I had the same problem when I finished The Wise Man’s Fear… everything I read afterwards kind of paled in comparison. I know you mentioned never reading Divergent, though… so I definitely recommend picking that one up
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    • I actually looked for that one at the library, but I couldn’t find it! Might be looking at Chapters for that one, apparently it’s still pretty popular.
  4. i know i’m all about adding avocado to everything, but i’m pretty sure the same can be said for bacon. actually bacon and avocado together sounds delicious.
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  5. Hahaha that last picture of Atticus is killing me!

    Yes to bacon!! Last summer I actually discovered how good it tastes in sweet things… I had a bacon sticky toffee pudding at a food festival and it was seriously to die for!

    This month I’ve mostly just been reading Game of Thrones – I can’t wait to get further in the series to find out about all the craziness that goes down. On the side I’ve been reading a Canadian history textbook I picked up at a garage sale… because I feel like I’ve forgotten a lot of what I learned in high school, so I want to brush up on it.
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    • I thought the sweet bacon thing was weird until I tried it…I made maple bacon cupcakes for Thanksgiving last year and they were amazing!
      I love how you picked up a history book just for the fun of it – that sounds like something Eric would do. Although, his BA is in history, so I suppose it makes sense…
  6. thanks for the passion tea recommendation! I usually stick to coffee when i’m at starbucks, but in the summer sometimes you just need something cold, and i don’t really like iced coffee so i’ve always gotten their iced green tea. its quite tasty but i’m looking for something new. i’ll have to try the passion tea next. (and wow i just made a short story really long, sorry about that ) and bacon- yes please
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  7. I love the passionfruit ice tea from Starbucks too, so refreshing!
    And as for the recipes – you know my post from today – full of them!
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  8. Nice job on the salads!! Sometimes that is just what I need to get back on track and feel good about my eating! Plus, salads can be SO delicious :).

    I am a vegetarian, so I do not eat “traditional” bacon, but I LOVE vegetarian “bacon” ;)!
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  9. Ha, I was the same with bacon. I spent most of my life convinced that I didn’t like it, but now I have it every day. I add it to everything – bacon is always the missing ingredient
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  10. I am rocking the salads lately too. I love bacon, but after 3 days of it I have to take a little break.
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  11. Loooove those books! Definitely a favorite for me too! I can’t get enough of them.
    Atticus and his little googly eyes are amazing. Haha, too cute.
    Great job with those salads, they’ve bene growing more on me lately too and by that I mean I seem to be able to stomach them better these days!
    I did my May recap today too…great minds think alike, right?:)
    I read eat sexy diet in May, and it’s a super duper easy read, but I found it interesting.
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    • As long as I don’t do the mixing-bowl sized that I used to, I’m usually pretty good, stomach wise!
      And I saw that – we’re just a couple of brilliant ladies
  12. Everyones been raving about this weeks GOT but I have yet to see it! Ahh! Also, I love iced passion fruit tea from Starbucks! No sweetener either
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  13. Wait, you like Mexican food? Get right out of town! I seriously thinking I should start watching game of thrones now. The entire world just went apeshit over that last episode and I’m starting to feel left out!
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    • And those of us who read the books laughed a little when the entire world went apeshit because we saw it coming!!! (sorry, I was lording that over my boss the other day). But yes, you absolutely need to watch it – I’m kind of insisting that everyone I know do it.
  14. I think you already know how I feel about bacon, but just in case I haven’t made it clear enough: !!!!!!! Yep, adore it. I spent 10 years (10 years!) thinking otherwise, though, all because it was “too salty.” Pffsssh. More like I was freaked out about the calories and saturated fat. I’m so glad those days are over because life without bacon would be so sad. Aaaand, life without bacon would mean that I couldn’t enjoy delicious recipes like your Bean and Bacon Soup. I mean, c’mon, really. Oh, and by the way, I still love the fact that you’re a nerdy chef like me.

    I don't have any book recommendations at the moment (I've been neglecting them big time over the past few months), but there's this awesome tool that I found on Pinterest that generates a list of recommendations for you based on a book title you type in. It might be worth giving a try (the link is in last Friday's post).

    Atticus is too much for me to handle. SO. DANG. CUTE. Can you bring him to HLS? Please??

    Happy almost Wednesday! xoxo
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    • I actually did check that out and got a good list after imputting the book I just read…I think I need to write them down and take it to the library with me next time!

      And I’ll see if I can smuggle him into my suitcase

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