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Sweet and Savory Banana Pudding Inspired by the 'She Walks These Hills'
Sweet and Savory Banana Pudding Inspired by the 'She Walks These Hills'
Creamy, sweet, and cold from the fridge, banana pudding is just the thing to sweeten an already happy occasion or smooth the edges when life's sorrows come calling. This recipe makes the old favorite even better.
Wolf Romance, Destination Foods, Bookish Newsletters, a Poetry Game & More: Endnotes 24 June
Wolf Romance, Destination Foods, Bookish Newsletters, a Poetry Game & More: Endnotes 24 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got famous authors annotating their novels, climate change info via comics, Hilary Mantel's fave books, a summery essay, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 37 — Appalachia: Buttermilk Biscuits, Bluegrass, and a Big Blue Moon
SSoP Podcast Episode 37 — Appalachia: Buttermilk Biscuits, Bluegrass, and a Big Blue Moon
If you're into the idea of tall tales whispered around the fireplace, hiking among leafy trees and fields of wildflowers, and eating fresh-from-the-cob corn cooked in bacon fat and cream, this is the episode for you.
Bibliothèque, Treehouses, Gothic Library, Great Vacation Reads & More: Endnotes 17 June
Bibliothèque, Treehouses, Gothic Library, Great Vacation Reads & More: Endnotes 17 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the meaning of food in Cyrano de Bergerac, Lay's around the world, a very unusual book, a Library of Congress visit, and more.
14 Irresistible Reasons You Should Visit the Island of Tasmania Immediately
14 Irresistible Reasons You Should Visit the Island of Tasmania Immediately
There are so many reasons to visit Tasmania — rugged and sandy beaches, majestic hiking trails, world-class cuisine, and fascinating history. But if we're 100% honest, we want to go for the cute-and-cuddly wombats.
South Korea, Book Canvassers, Chocolate Hotels, Reading on Holiday & More: Endnotes 10 June
South Korea, Book Canvassers, Chocolate Hotels, Reading on Holiday & More: Endnotes 10 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got magical novels by women, indulgent breakfasts, the glory of Taschen books, Harlem Renaissance, confusing words quiz, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 36 — Tasmania: The Heart-Shaped Island at the Edge of the World
SSoP Podcast Episode 36 — Tasmania: The Heart-Shaped Island at the Edge of the World
With its craggy coastline, screaming wind, gorgeously rugged scenery, and adorable (deadly) animals, Tasmania is just as fantastical as you'd expect an island at the edge of the world to be. Batten down the hatches.
Isle of Lewis, Summer Thrillers, Historic Pools, Card Catalogs & More: Endnotes 03 June
Isle of Lewis, Summer Thrillers, Historic Pools, Card Catalogs & More: Endnotes 03 June
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Summer Reading Bingo, miniature globes, the world's longest suspension bridge, moody period dramas, magazine shops, and more.
Ice Cream, Murdery Victorians, Garlic Drama, Campfire Stories & More: Endnotes 27 May
Ice Cream, Murdery Victorians, Garlic Drama, Campfire Stories & More: Endnotes 27 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a Duolingo taco bar, posh int'l hotels, gorgeous drop caps, The Essex Serpent, the French Riviera, a bookstore cat, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 35 — Hotels: The Liminal Space with M&Ms in the Mini-Bar
SSoP Podcast Episode 35 — Hotels: The Liminal Space with M&Ms in the Mini-Bar
That awesome moment on a getaway to not-your-hometown when you stroll through the lobby to the reception desk of the hotel? It's so exhilarating. Luxurious or cozy, it's a thrill to take possession of that room key.
13 Beautiful and Delicious Reasons You Should Visit Thailand ASAP
13 Beautiful and Delicious Reasons You Should Visit Thailand ASAP
There are so many reasons to visit Thailand: dazzling cityscapes and peaceful countryside, vibrant food markets and serene temples, peaceful boats and nighttime scooter rides under Bangkok's neon. Take a look.
Cannes, Perfect Chocolate, Library Weddings, Emotion Words & More: Endnotes 13 May
Cannes, Perfect Chocolate, Library Weddings, Emotion Words & More: Endnotes 13 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got how books snare our emotions, secret cookies baked by Spanish nuns, a Napa Valley Mystery Train, Bookbinders Museum, and more.
SSoP Podcast Episode 34 — Thailand: Come for the Food, Stay for the Spiritual Enlightenment
SSoP Podcast Episode 34 — Thailand: Come for the Food, Stay for the Spiritual Enlightenment
Thailand engages all your senses with vibrant color everywhere you look, delicious things to eat on every corner, the scent of tropical flowers on the breeze, and the music of gongs hovering in the air. Let's go!
Squamish BC, Translated Comics, TV Bosch, Interactive Stories & More: Endnotes 06 May
Squamish BC, Translated Comics, TV Bosch, Interactive Stories & More: Endnotes 06 May
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got Victorian lady mountain climbers, the dinner of the future, books set around the United States, a magical train ride, and more.
Reykjavik Salmon Salad Inspired by 'The Tricking of Freya'
Reykjavik Salmon Salad Inspired by 'The Tricking of Freya'
The flavors of Iceland reflect its terrain: tangy skyr, silky smoked salmon, grassy herbs; everything is fresh, vibrant, and local. Inspired by Icelandic breakfast, this dish brings a taste of Iceland to your table.
All the Reasons We Want to Visit The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, Iceland
All the Reasons We Want to Visit The Old Bookstore in Flateyri, Iceland
What makes an already fantastic place even better? A bookshop, of course. And when it's a lovingly preserved historic shop with a friendly bookseller (in tweed) with stunning views out the windows, we're all in.
SSoP Podcast Episode 33 — Iceland: Warrior Poets, Emo Horses, and Maybe (Probably) Elves
SSoP Podcast Episode 33 — Iceland: Warrior Poets, Emo Horses, and Maybe (Probably) Elves
The sales pitch for Iceland could just be a list of awesome words: Emo Horses, Elf Houses, Warrior Poets, Northern Lights, Torquoise Hot Springs. It's the Land of Fire and Ice — and friendly people and great books.
St. George Fest, Regency Lingo, Book Scents, Goths in Lit & More: Endnotes 22 April
St. George Fest, Regency Lingo, Book Scents, Goths in Lit & More: Endnotes 22 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, the history of Greek salad, a guide to Regency lingo, the real Miss Havisham, and more.
Happy Birthday to Charlotte Brontë, Born on This Day in 1816
Happy Birthday to Charlotte Brontë, Born on This Day in 1816
If we could, we would invite Charlotte Brontë over for a celebratory afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones, plenty of hot Earl Grey, and the hot gossip about her crush on her teacher Constantin Héger. HBD, CB!
Richmond Park, Shelfie Appeal, Manor-ly Murder, Andalusia, Mindful Art & More: Endnotes 15 April
Richmond Park, Shelfie Appeal, Manor-ly Murder, Andalusia, Mindful Art & More: Endnotes 15 April
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got 'dysfunctional' heroines, the power of book inscriptions, counting penguins in Antarctica, bioluminescent tourism, and more.
SSoP Podcast Season 4: Announcing 12 Amazing Destinations
SSoP Podcast Season 4: Announcing 12 Amazing Destinations
Season Four of our podcast starts 25 April! Here are the 12 destinations and themes we'll be exploring. From the Southern Hemisphere to the far north, Appalachia to Hawaii, join us for big adventure and great books.
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