Heirloom Tomatoes with Torn Fresh Mozzarella, Plenty of Herbs, Olive Oil, and Balsamic Syrup

SMYSTER is an old Scots dialect word meaning ‘to smile to yourself while you daydream’. (via @HaggardHawks)

He couldn’t sleep. The more he tried, the more he couldn’t. He tried Counting Sheep, and, as that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps. And that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was making straight for a pot of Pooh’s honey, and eating it all. – A. A. Milne

Heirloom Tomato, Three Cheese, and Mixed Herb Tart (I’m trying an almond flour tart shell for the first time and I’m a bit nervous I’ve got a soggy bottom – we shall see!)

Look at these hideous little fellows! #thislookspromising

1619 – The New York Times

In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story.

I’ve finally gotten around to listening to this podcast.

— Read on www.nytimes.com/column/1619-project

The practice of putting milk in a tea cup first originated because 18th-century soft paste porcelain was likely to crack if hot tea was poured in first. (via @qikipedia)