For a number of reasons, my wife & I decided not to go on a vacation over spring break like we normally do, so I was pleased that my company offered to send myself and a colleague to San Francisco for the Microsoft Build 2014 conference. After that brutal winter we had, it was good to get out of town for a few days – and the weather there was actually really nice!
Generally, creative indie living is eschewing the material and consumerist aspects of modern life in order to pursue a simpler, creatively focused existence. Now, this can mean a lot of things to different people – to some, it’s moving out to the country far away from urban society, while others a moving further into cities and reclaiming areas that were once blighted or abandoned. The main aspect though is minimizing expenses and maximizing output – whatever that output may be. It’s a mix of simple, frugal and sustainable living that leaves more time for creative pursuits.
In keeping with my Mediterranean flavor streak this month, I thought I’d try my hand at making my favorite salad – the fattoush. Our garden is currently brimming with fresh veg and herbs, so it had to be done.
It’s hard for me to not become a crazy foodie in the summertime – there’s tasty morsels all around from the market and the garden. But nothing screams summer food as much as shish kebabs on the grill. Lately in order to give our meals a change up, and introduce our infant daughter to new foods, I’ve been exploring and researching new recipes and found 2 astoundingly delicious dishes.
After about 6 months or so of dormancy, I’ve decided to re-boot this blog to get the focus back on creative, independent and sustainable living. That was the original purpose of Twenty-Goto-Ten when I launched it back in September 2012, but my love of music crept back and took over the content. In February this year, I moved all of the music content over to Outersound Underground, which gives me space again here to write about the other things I love in life: food, travel, indie life, etc. Stay tuned and carry on!