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Happy Friday! Today our horrible heat wave is supposedly breaking and I couldn’t be happier about it. This weekend I’ll find my chili recipe (woohoo!) and finish a good book or two. Enjoy these good reads to get your weekend started!

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • What Your Local Costco Says About You. “A trip to Costco is about much more than picking up a few necessities. It’s a sport of uncovering the unexpected seasonal, regional treasures that are there for the taking—if you know where and when to look.”

Favorite Instagram:

What happens when you gather eighteen readers under one roof for three days? PURE MAGIC. Our inaugural Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club retreat is in the books, and it was good for the head and the heart and whatever part of you laughter emanates from. Be sure to check out this post for a glimpse into the retreat! Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.

On the blog:

One year ago: 31 spooky (but not too scary) books for your fall reading list. I hate scary stories but I do enjoy a good creepy book. This list of books might make your hair stand on end, but will still allow you to sleep at night.

Two years ago: Our home library. Everything you ever wanted to know.

Three years ago: The Savannah summer: a metaphor. “Savannah summers are brutal, he said. (After experiencing the humidity of a Savannah September I don’t doubt it!). That first June, they had a moment when they thought, WHAT HAVE WE DONE? But they finally landed on a mental trick that made the summers more bearable.”

Four years ago: 4 strategies I originally dismissed as too “out there” that have significantly helped me (and my loved ones) manage anxiety. Because some things are worth trying!

Five years ago: My go-to cookbooks. These cookbooks have seen me through many a season.

On What Should I Read Next:

Two repentant book snobs walk into a room … and what you get is this FUN episode. Seriously, every time I think about it I start smiling.  

On One Great Book:

Don’t miss today’s brand-new episode of One Great Book! If you’re looking for a book that offers a fascinating look into a little-explored aspect of the human mind, that may change the way you understand yourself and the people around you, that makes you marvel at the way our brains work, and may even make you question your understanding of reality as you know it, Wednesday Is Indigo Blue may be the next great book you’re looking for.

Have a great weekend!


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      • Susan Becker says:

        I couldn’t figure it out either, but then my wandering cursor stumbled across the answer: point your cursor at the graphic that is a collage of podcast names/logos, about two-thirds of the way down on the right, and a box will pop up with a right-pointing arrow. Click and you will go to the next “slide” in the slideshow of podcasts!

  1. Pam says:

    One of my most vivid memories from junior high school Home Ec is my teacher saying repeatedly “Eggs, when boiled, become tough, leathery and indigestible”. It became a mantra for me. Nearly 50 years later, and I still I never boil eggs. Scrambled, or made into an omelet. That’s the only way I like my eggs. I must read the hard-boiled egg link! I’m sure I’ll learn something.

    • Tory says:

      Try soft-boiled! When you get the white cooked through and the yolk deliciously jammy or runny (whatever you prefer) it’s perfection!

  2. Lynn says:

    I read the hard boil egg article but I didn’t see the how to except to steam the egg. Does this mean steam water first and then put eggs in? Can someone wrote the the steps? I would love easy to peel hard boiled eggs.

    • Shannon says:

      I did not read the link. This is how I steam cook my eggs. I put about 1inch of water in my pot. Get it to a full boil. I put my eggs in the steamer and place that in the pot when the water is to a full boil. Put a lid on and keep the water boiling. I like mine to the more cooked side so I cook for 12 minutes. When the eggs are done, I place them in a bowl with ice and way to cool down. I find very easy to peel and like the taste better.

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