Has today been a joke-day for anyone else? Besides generally thinking today was Friday, at one point this afternoon I thought to myself, “Well, at least it’s after 4:00,” and glanced at the clock, where for some reason it was 2:25. TODAY IS *THAT* DAY. This is going to be short, so I can go bang my face on my desk.
Not long after you and I hung out last time, Adrian and I drove on over to Tybee Island! Where we drove past TURTLE CROSSING signs! Which made me think, simultaneously, “Awesome!” and also, “OH DEAR GOD, PLEASE DO NOT CROSS NOW, LITTLE TURTLES!” Fortuitously, none did. Anyway, we had dinner at the Crab Shack, which was silly and fun, and right at the very end of our platter of oysters, one of them gave me a pearl! In my mouth. And I did NOT break a tooth or swallow it! THANK you, little oyster! I will take good care of your gift! (P.S. You were delicious; thx!)
While we’re all feeling all “Well, wouldja lookit that!,” let’s look at this pretty sweet soon-to-be kids book about Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Ada Lovelace! Lookit how much Kickstarter money these cats got! From Wollstonecraft’s Kickstarter page (emphasis theirs): “This is the made up story about two very real girls – Ada, the world's first computer programmer, and Mary, the world's first science fiction author – caught up in a steampunk world of hot-air balloons and steam engines, jewel thieves and mechanical contraptions. For readers 8-12. This is a pro-math, pro-science, pro-history and pro-literature adventure novel for and about girls. If Jane Austen wrote about zeppelins and brass goggles, this would be the book.” I mean, I think we can all agree Wollstonecraft sounds pretty great.
Finally, hey, who’s hungry? Today’s SnackMaster is Kathleen, who is a vegetarian married to a vegan, so everybody’s snacking today! (AND there’s no gluten!) Kathleen gives us a superspeedy, superdelish snack, because she is far too busy helping people make their lives awesomer to futz around making foodz. She swears this is easy to make, and that you, like she, will get a million compliments on it. Thx, Kathleen (types up comments form to make complimenting easier)! HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING!
HUMMUS from Kathleen, by way of the Vegan Family Cookbook
1 15-oz can garbanzo beans (rinsed, b/c: yurk)
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs water
1 Tbs sesame butter (or tahini, or, sure, peanut butter)
1 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
Food process the hell out of it until it is super smooth, then top with paprika. Recipe doubles great as well. It seriously takes like 10 min or less to make.