I fell down the Spotify rabbit hole again this evening. Actually, I took up where I left off the other evening. While I was listening to CBC yesterday they played a quirky song by a Quebec artist. I didn't catch the name of it, so I grabbed my phone and used Sound Hound to identify it for me. After I found the artist on Spotify, I used the "fans also like" to see if there were others in the genre that I might like as well.
I was nearing the end of the artists, but nothing jumped out at me until I got down to an indie artist named Ada Lea. I listened to the top song on her list and was instantly hooked, ultimately adding five of her songs to my playlist. I've found a few more for my playlist by going through the list of "fans also liked" under her. Most of it is very offbeat and down-tempo, which is definitely one of the genres that I like.
I had a moment this weekend when I reflected back on how much my thought process has changed over the years. When I first bought this house, I had some basic knowledge about how to cook, but I think I could count on one hand how many times I used the oven, and I seldom turned on the stove for anything more complicated than boiling water. Many of my meals consisted of grabbing something on my way to or from work.
Now that I am in charge of planning and preparing meals, I've become much less intimidated by the kitchen. That really hit home this weekend when we ended up doing a fend for yourself
breakfast. I'd thought we were going to do something together, but unbeknownst to me, atara
had already wandered out to the kitchen and cooked herself some soysage and eggs. I was going to do something similar, but I was really in the mood for a breakfast sandwich. The stumbling block to that plan was that we did not have any bread.
"No problem," I thought. "We have buttermilk. It will only take me a few minutes to throw together some biscuits."
I had the oven preheated, and was halfway through rolling them out when it occurred to me that I would not have even considered this be a viable option as recently as two years ago. I wonder when biscuits went from being something too fiddly for me to tackle, to a thing I toss together when I can't be bothered with something complicated.