This week has been another scorcher. I’ve been trying to find builders to do some small renovation on our house with no luck. I guess they’re mostly on holiday, and the ones that aren’t are just busy.
This week I’ve had Punch Brothers - All Ashore on pretty much constant loop. My favourite track at the moment is The Angel of Doubt - it’s an amazing blend of bluegrass, hip hop and baroque string lines.
I’ve just finished Wild Swans by Jung Chan. It recounts the lives of 3 women through late 19th and 20th Century China, focusing mainly on the effects of Maoist China. It’s a very powerful warning of how quickly a cult of personality can effect change in society and should serve as a stark warning when placed in the context of the US.
I’ve found the perfect Chicken Noodle Salad recipe. Most of Maggie’s recipes are great, but this one perfectly replicates the flavour I remember from Hong Kong and haven’t been able to find since. It’s pungent with garlic and beautifully nutty. Not one to eat before getting close to anybody though.