Another month means another instalment of The Month in Moments where I fill you in on all the goings on outside of the walls of Living Lou. It’s a bit of a behind the scenes look at some of the other elements involved in running a blog, but also just a little glimpse into my life. These have become some of my favourite posts to write because I love taking a look back at everything that happened in the month.
May was my first month working full-time, which was a bit of an adjustment, but it has been a wonderful one. May also marked five, yes, FIVE, years of Living Lou which is absolutely incredible, and something that I am really proud of. I’m working on another post about five years of blogging that I will share in the next couple of weeks. Until then, let’s take a look back at the month of May.
May 2015 Recipes
May 2014: Asparagus and White Bean Pesto Pasta
May 2013: Scrambled Eggs with Kale and Prosciutto
May 2012: Basil and Garlic Spaghetti Sauce
May 2011: Shredded Chicken Tacos
May 2010: Baked Tortellini
Lou Around the Web
As part of my day-job, I write weekly posts for Chatelaine.com – here’s what I wrote about in May:
May held a bit of everything. It started out with a fun weekend up at the cottage of a friend of mine. Such a wonderful way to kick off the summer – just looking at that shot of the serene lake makes me feel calm.
I was able to make it to a few fun events around the city, first there was a networking event that took place at Momofuku (you can see a sample of the food in the photo just below the lake), the food was fabulous and the conversations fascinating.
I also got a chance to head to Buonanotte to sample their summer menu. Menu previews are always a ton of fun because you get to try everything on the menu, plus I ran into a friend of mine, Annie from Chu On This, and it was great to catch up! My favourite dish was the prosciutto d’anatra which was cured duck breast with figs, onion ham, truffled honey and Pecorino Romano.
Another favourite moment of May was heading to the Toronto FC vs. Manchester City soccer game. It was a cool and rainy evening down at BMO field, but I got to hangout with one of my best friend’s.
Finally, that shot of me in the middle is just a little taste of one of the exciting and new things I have in the works for Living Lou over the coming months. Now that I have more time, I’m really excited about expanding and working on a few different projects for the blog to bring you even more unique content. (Hint: there are videos components involved.)
What’s Coming in June
Here are some snaps of the recipes you’ll be seeing in June or a little later in the year. I’ve got quite a few delicious things up my sleeve that I think you’ll really like. There is just something so inspiring about summer produce. I for one, can’t stop eating asparagus.
Favourite Reads Around the Web
I’ve been able to spend some time reading again (I shared some of my favourite reads earlier in the month), but I’m always combing the web for fascinating reads. If you have a little down time, here are some great reads from May.
In Conversation: Anna Wintour from NYmag.com was one of the first pieces I read this month that I really loved. She is such a fascinating and smart woman.
Organize your inbox in 6 easy steps. from Chatelaine.com. BOOM. (I hate my inbox.)
Are you making a summer reading list? Look no further, Bon Appetit put together a list of 20 new food books to read this summer.
Why It Pays to be a Jerk is a bit of a longer read from The Atlantic, but bookmark it for later.