After weeks away, meals at home are always that much more appreciated — even if it’s frozen, container-shaped leftovers. Don’t you agree?

Lucky for us we had two generous servings of Grandma Marie’s split pea pork hock soup my mom sent us back to NC with many months ago, quietly waiting in the deep-freeze to provide comfort, memories of home + family, and brightness to an ominous-looking afternoon last weekend. Even luckier is that soups like this get better with time, and reheat very well.

A warm flame, a splash of homemade chicken stock, and a few besan crackers on the table. Very lucky us.

Plans for this Saturday and Sunday? It’s clearly still very much hurricane season here. Out of awe and a baseline unease that plagues me throughout these months, I’m stalking the progress of Maria: How does the latest wunderground model look? Has @NOAA tweeted? She seems to be keeping her distance, but regardless, more comfort soup, please.

Anywho, my latest updates are below + a few fun links from around the web as means of distraction. Here’s to a peaceful, natural disaster-free first week of Autumn!

Cheers, Heather

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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:

  • September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and research has linked high intake of omega-3 fatty acids to improved brain health, including a possible risk reduction of dementia or cognitive decline. Learn more here, then load up on chia, flax seeds + walnuts, as well as fatty fish like sardines, trout, halibut, salmon + sea bass (hello, recipe below).
  • Away from home as much as I am these days, definitely count me in as a Lazy Gardener.
  • Some are saying it’s “better than chocolate,” but I’m thinking wine pairing!
  • Way more neat + less annoying than Operation.
  • Larry David’s return to the screen next week should be prettttyyyy, pretttyyyyy, prettttty good.
  • This week’s pinned words of wisdom.

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  1. Deb Hansen says:

    Glad to hear the soup held up! I’m so happy that soup weather is coming (although it’s been in the 90s for the last couple of days and today…). But the high is supposed to be 60 by Saturday next! Love the faux Operation game! I think being a lazy gardener is a great idea; I never realized how beneficial it could be. Thanks for a great post with lots of interesting bits!

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