A different breed of books

I have come across a different breed of books I’ve taken a liking too. It’s not books that are to be read for hours or even from cover to cover. The one I like best is “Teany book”, a book with/about stories, food recipes, romance, cartoons and tea.

Teany is a vegan cafe run by Kelly Tisdale (former girlfriend of Moby), and I visited the cafe when I was in New York this summer. Fantastic food!

I like having it on the sofa table and taking it up, read two or three pages and put it down again. It has chapters, but the sub themes only last for about one or two pages. It has information about how to remove caffeine from tea, a little New York history, food, friends/customers in the Teany cafe, cure from hangover (though I don’t really believe in that one though).

It’s just a very charming book.

I have especially taken a liking to one of the recipes that the book has divulged, and hopefully I will be forgiven for publishing it on my site.

Artichoke and garlic spread with mixed greens sandwich

1 1/2 tablespoon crushed garlic
1 can artichoke hearts
1 tablespoon mayonnaise/veganaise
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt to taste
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Put the ingredients in a food processor. Put it on a sandwich with mixed greens of your choice.

The second book of the same species, but different: “The book of awakening” by Mark Nepo. The book is divided by days (from 1st january to 31 december), and each “chapter” is to bring awareness of the present moment and with a meditation exercise at the end. I’m not so much of a meditation/exercise girl, but I do enjoy the simpleness of the book.

Have you come across books like that you liked?

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