I think this may be a record in procrastination – even for me . . .
I am a trifle embarrassed to admit that I started this “series” almost a year ago – with all the best intentions – and am now attempting to put my best foot forward.
If you read On The Shelf #1 HERE – it will give you a little more background as to these intentions.
Again (as explained in #1) I am including links to my Amazon Affiliate Account – which basically means if you buy anything off Amazon following the links I post, it makes no difference to your costs at all, but Tea in Tangier will get a referral commission. While some of this will be helpful for admin costs of the site I will, in a small attempt to share the love, donate 20% annually to a Women’s Cooperative in Tangier.
But for now, back to what I have been #readinginthemedina (or where ever I may find myself!)
As always a cookbook seems to feature on my list – Casablanca: My Moroccan Food arrived on my doorstep yesterday and I spent a leisurely hour paging through it last night. This book is a wonderful combination of traditional Moroccan recipes along with a more contemporary interpretation of tastes and flavours. There are some great looking summery recipes in here and I think I may even try the Roasted Red Pepper Salad this evening. For a little more information on author Nargisse have a look HERE on my #MeetTheMaker page.
Moving on up the pile, it is combination of a relatively light read in The Zanzibar Wife , the heartwarming and sometimes a little annoying(? anyone else?) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine , and finally on top, the hard hitting but beautifully written social commentary Woman at Point Zero by Egyptian writer Nawaal El Saadi.
On a visual note, I have of course added The Grand Budapest Hotel [DVD] to my Wes Anderson Collection.
And finally – if you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram , you will know that we have recently spent some time back on “homeground” in Cape Town – while we were there we spent the good part of a wonderful day meandering around the inspirational gardens of Babylonstoren, and my lovely friend bought me this book The Garden of Babylonstoren to remind me of all things possible and horticultural.
Despite these gardens being on such a grand scale, there is still a wonderful attention to detail and design, with pretty and practical elements like this “Insect Hotel”.
So while the sun is shining, I might just go and do a little digging myself!