What I Read This Week: May 21, 2017

I really need to catch up on my magazine backlog. It's been easy to keep up with the casual, picture-filled titles, but I have at least a three month backlog of Washingtonian and Real Simple. Methinks I need to focus on reading those as soon as I've finished with my library books...

  • Magazines
    • Food Network, June 2017 - The summer issues are such teases. So many things to grill and we have not an outdoor grill to have. A grill pan just isn't the same. (C'est la vie.) The bulk of this issue was summer food but I really liked the piece on lemonade stand stuff. It was just a really cute idea. The potato salads were also tasty looking. I <3 li="" nbsp="" potatoes.="">
    • Cooking Light, May 2017 - This issue was all about vegetables. That means it was right up my alley. The Husband and I try to eat vegetarian at least one day a week, and I keep adding meals to our rotation that means we eat vegetarian even more than that. Veggies are just super tasty! I saved several recipes in this issue to give a whirl in the future. I
      particularly liked the recipes in the pizza and Mexican vegetarian sections of this issue. I also loved the story of the son recounting his mother's rhubarb-apple crisp. It might have made me sniffle a bit. Finally, I thought the tips in the "how to waste less produce" article were very doable. I'm going to try to put a few to use in my life.
    • National Geographic, May 2017 - This issue's cover story focused on genius - what it is and why we call some people geniuses (white men) and not others (cause we're biased). It delved into the science which was really interesting but also explored the nurture side of things. I was also stunned by the article on the conflicts in the Central African Republic. I had
      zero clue that was happening. I thought the article on Scotland's moors was a new take on rewilding. Finally, the article on Akhetaten fed my love of all things ancient Egypt.
  • Books
    • I'm about a third of the way through Dear Data. I thought this would be a fast read since it's mainly images of postcards, but the data is dense and really interesting to dive into.