We had a rare cloudy, stormy day in Austin and I stayed busy inside: baking cookies, planning a makeover for the balcony, reworking a mitten, and reading. After finishing A Moveable Feast I felt a little at a loss and couldn’t settle into any of the yet unread books I have around here. My friend Tiffany recommended The Paris Wife and it’s the perfect book to follow all the Hemingway.



It tells the story of Hemingway’s relationship with his first wife from her point of view. The writer’s style is very engaging and I’m breezing through it. It reminds me of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald in a good way.

By the way, if you’re needing a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, this is still the best one I’ve ever come across:


Mix and set aside:

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt

Mix together the wet ingredients:
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 large egg yolks
1 t. vanilla extract

Add the dry to the wet and mix gently with a wooden spoon. Do not over mix!! While there is still some flour showing, add 2 c. chocolate chips and mix the rest of the way.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden at 350°. Enjoy!

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