The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
What happened this week?
This was a bit of a messy week, being all over the place with productive days to days with all these little things popping up that had to be done and that didn’t feel as productive. My boyfriend is doing a lot better, after the first few days his sickness got less and turned into a persistent but mild cough. The cough then slowly got less and he is feeling almost fully back to normal now. There were some things that had to be done this week which made the week feel a bit messy, as well as the weird work times again my boyfriend had. I tried to get work done when I could. I am working on a new tour and the sign-up post for that went live yesterday, I had two tours I organized going on and did quite some hours of assistant work
And guess what? I finally found flour in the grocery store! I was so happy it was finally there. Only 3 bags were left on the shelf and while I was tempted to grab them all, I decided to be considerate and buy only one bag, it’s not like I can use more in a week or two anyway. This was great timing as earlier in the week I tried to adjust a recipe and use semolina instead of flour and it totally failed. The cookies turned out super flat instead of the thumb print type cookies I wanted and they didn’t really taste as good. Which was frustrating and the lack of flour was really getting to me and then when I went grocery shopping the flour was there again, which was great and made me happy. I like experimenting with new recipes, but it’s less fun when the reason is because you really are running out of flour. And now I have flour again, yay!
Grocery shopping was again a bit frustrating, but I was happy to see a few customers nicely follow the social distancing in the grocery store. There are still plenty of people who don’t, I had to jump out of the way when someone almost brushed past me, but it’s nice to see some people who do take it seriously. It’s just sad not everyone takes it seriously.
My current non-fiction read is all about audio for authors and also addresses podcast. I am hoping to try out more podcasts and have a few I want to listen to already and one that’s basically a podcast on Youtube that I already follow. Do you listen to podcasts? Are there any podcasts you recommend?
April 27 is King’s Day here. It’s a day to celebrate the king’s birthday here in the Netherlands. The whole country turns orange and there are flea markets everywhere, although I assume not this year with the corona virus situation. This weekend we ate an orange “Tompouce”. Tompoucen are a pastry quite common here in the Netherlands. It’s two layers of puff pastry dough with a yellow pastry cream type of filling between and icing on top of the top layer and sometimes whipped cream on top as well. As the picture below makes perspective a bit weird, these are about as long as your hand. I really like these and it’s even more fun when they are a different color. Our local bakery makes some of the best Tompoucen I’ve ever eaten, so I ordered a few and we enjoyed them yesterday. Below is a picture.
My giveaway for two e-copies of First Flyght (or later book in the series if you already read First Flyght) is still going on. This is one of my favorite sci-fi romance series, so I hope you’ll enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy.
What did I read this week?
I only finished reading one book this week, but it was an awesome read and I made good progress on my other current reads. Starcrossed was an awesome read. I like the well done blend of paranormal, romance and historical elements. The characters are likable and awesome to read about and they make for a great couple.
For today’s food corner I wanted to keep it simple. As I share quite some recipes on the blog it might be easy to lose track of them among the other post, but there are a few easy ways to find my recipe posts. Either go the My Recipes page on my blog, click on the Lola’s Kitchen tag (I also have a cookies, baking and cooking tag for those categories) or visit my Pinterest board for Lola’s Kitchen. What do you find the easiest way to see all my recipes?
- My Recipes page
- Lola’s Kitchen category on my blog
- Cooking tag on my blog
- Baking tag on my blog
- Cookies tag on my blog
- Lola’s Kitchen Pinterest board
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver
– Review: How to Howl at the Moon by Eli Easton
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: Never Date a Siren by Byrd Nash
– Review Opportunity: Indigo by Paula Berinstein
– Review Opportunity: In The Heart of Babylon by SGD Singh
– Blog Tour: Spent Identity by Marlene M. Bell – 4 till 24 May
– Book Blitz: Mac and Millie Mysteries series by JB Michaels – 18 till 24 May – New!
I am enjoying my current non-fiction book and bought two new non-fiction books: How to write a series by a new to me author and How to Market your Book by the same author of my current non-fiction book. When I read Wolf’s Curse I realized I missed a story in the universe and I think Atoning is that story. Here Today, Gone Tamalas sounded like a fun cozy mystery with a theme I haven’t read about before a Tex-Mex restaurant.