Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Doesn't that pasta look absolutely simple and delicious? Today I'm on a Donna Hay kick, from whence the photo by Chris Court comes. This follows the Ina Garten kick (that kick ended after the hours-long Ile Flottante, although there are still many recipes of hers I'm hoping to try). As most people who know me can attest, I go on 'kicks' quite often. During these 'kicks' of adoration for a particular person, author, or subject, I go to our local library website and place holds on whatever books are available. I just placed holds on 4 Donna Hay books. Yay! It's definitely cheaper than ordering them for keeps, and if I really, truly fall in love with a book and still want it when my birthday (March 30, just so you know) or another holiday rolls around, then I ask for it. If no one buys it for me, I can use Air Miles to get Chapters gift certificates. If I don't have enough Air Miles, I just might cave in and buy it with soap money. And if all of those avenues fail, I just might buy it. (And of course, I always check the book bin at Frenchy's - that goes without saying.) The Martha Stewart kick is the only one which has no beginning and no end. My mom has food kicks, as I think most moms do (probably me included). I know that Adam went through several Tater Tots kicks of his mom's when he was growing up. The thing I like about kicks is that they usually come around again, sooner or later, and enthusiasm for a particular thing peaks once again. So there's no need to feel as though you've abandoned anything - you'll get back to it eventually. If only there were enough time in each day to do everything I want to, I could be on a perpetual kick of everything. What are your kicks? Are they seasonal? I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and can't wait to hear about yours. I feel another kick coming on; the gardening one this time, which is most certainly seasonal. To me, it's by far the most exciting time of the year.


Teresa R said...

Mmm, I'm going to get dh to make that pasta when we have fresh basil to harvest! Think we'll sub in fresh tomatoes for the cans too.

I have my childhood food kicks: occasionally, I would just die for pork "fuzz", Chinese roast duck, Chinese pastries, and dried sour plums. Luckily, we hit Vancouver once a year and get my fill of all that. :)

sherrieg said...

Teresa, dried sour plums sound heavenly and I've never tried them. What are they eaten with?

Bobble said...

Sherrie, I do the same thing with cookbooks except not so much of one author at a time. I usually have a dozen or so books on hold——usually mostly cooking, home decorating and gardening books.