You may have noticed, from my last post, that I like corn. There is just something so wonderful about fresh sweet corn that I’m inclined to forgive its space-hogging, somewhat wasteful tendencies. A nice big cob of luscious, yellow and white kernels, bursting with flavor and topped with simple butter and salt can be, in my humble opinion, the perfect dinner. (Or part of dinner, if you insist on eating something else too…) I boil mine usually – we don’t have a grill and there isn’t much easier than throwing a big pot of water on the stove and turning it on. A word of advice about cooking corn – don’t overcook it! I never boil it for more than a few minutes and it’s amazing – the kernels are still firm and plump and the flavor is delicious. It’s a far cry from the squishy, wrinkled, tough corn of my childhood when, for some reason, it seemed like everybody boiled their corn for 20 minutes or more!
I also love something that is imminently practical and yet there seems to be a serious lack in the marketplace. Skirts (and dresses) with pockets! (Don’t even get me started on pants without pockets…or, almost worse, pants with teeny-tiny short pockets!) I think we all know what I’m talking about here. And who knew there was a whole Flickr group devoted to skirts and dresses with pockets?
I recently ordered some soap from Birch Bark Handmade Soap and I adore it. I love handmade soap in general, and Sherrie’s smells just delicious, lathers nicely and hold up extremely well in my often-damp shower! I can’t wait to need more.
It’s been so hot here it’s ridiculous, hence my need for lots of soap… I know that those of you in the northeast are sick and tired of rain, rain and more rain and I feel so sad that we can’t maybe trade a little bit of our heat for a little bit of your rain… That said, I never thought I would be one of those people who carries a parasol (or in my case, just my usual umbrella) to protect myself from the heat of the day. Well, now I am. And I am converted! Not only will it protect my skin and hair (and clothes too, I suppose) from the damaging rays of the sun, but it makes my hilly, mile-plus walk in the often 100+ degree heat just a little more bearable after a long day at work.
Lastly, I have to share how much I love my new Diva Cup. Silly name, excellent product. Now, when it’s that special time of the month, I don’t have to worry about anything! No disposable, landfill-clogging waste. No realizing I’m out of feminine products just a little too late. I won’t lie – the first time I used it was…interesting. But after only a day or so, I was completely used to it and will never go back! Highly recommended.
I hope you all have a wonderful July and, for my US readers, a lovely holiday weekend!