Whatcha Reading Wednesday

It’s WWW Wednesday again! This round-up is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Today I answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you going to read next?

What are you currently reading?

Thanks to the gift of a TV, I’ve spent my time watching Amazon Prime videos instead of reading. So I’m still making my way through the books I picked out for Lent: Revelation for Everyone by N.T. Wright and What if it’s True: A Storyteller’s Journey with Jesus by Charlie Martin. The first is a good verse by verse guide to the most mysterious book of the Bible. The second is a good look at one man’s experiences with faith. I’m reading this one because the title struck me so hard in the bookstore* and I’m thinking I’ll give this one to a friend I know after I’m done. (*Yes, an actual bookstore. I still go to those!)

What did you recently finish reading?

Love, love, love Dame Agatha Christie

These two books from Agatha Christie are a cherished pleasure. I had a lot of stress this past month, and a good Christie is something that takes away that stress. Both of these are slightly different: there’s no Hercule Poirot, for one (how I love that funny Belgian detective) or Miss Marple (equally beloved.) Instead, Christie uses the thoughts of the different dramatis personae to tell the story of Sparkling Cyanide. The protagonist of Passenger to Frankfurt, one of Christie’s last works, is the hero and the tale is told focusing on him.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve gotta be real with myself: I’m not going to get around to Dante’s Purgatory. As Twain said, a classic is a book everyone wants to have read but hasn’t.

Cooking · Keto

You don’t have to give up pancakes

Being on keto makes me miss certain things. I have missed the crunch of toast, the glories of brioche, and the lovely smell of pancakes. So it was time to hunt for a keto-friendly recipe for pancakes.

I had to print it on paper because I’ve come too close to tragedy before in the kitchen. I wasn’t about to risk my phone near sloppy pancake batter.

The recipe called for both almond and coconut flour. Luckily, I had stocked up on both from Amazon. I was anxious making the cakes, because nearly everything I’ve tasted from a store that was “keto-friendly” was garbage.

Happy to report – this was NOT garbage. The pancakes definitely tasted different from regular pancakes, but I enjoyed the slight nutty flavor. (I just realized, duh, they’re made with almonds, of course they’re nutty!)

I’m not sure if it was the recipe or my stove, but the cakes seemed to come out browner than usual. And I was so hungry I only got pictures of the first one on the plate! I definitely ate more than one.

A gallery of goodness

Just starting to bubble.
After the flip.
Topped with butter, the foundation of the short stack contrasts beautifully with a blue plate.