Ok so it's Monday.
I spent the weekend packing so I didn't get to share my good reads, and I am off today so here we are!
In a former life, I lived in Northeast India doing research on the process of political empowerment for rural women. I can tell you without reservation that to be a woman in India is to be gritty, resilient. No wonder they're making more female Olympians than at any time in their history. I weep with joy for them.
As if I need another reason to heap praise on my adopted home of Hamilton, but Karam Kitchen gives me another. Syrian newcomers have come together with some local help to make a kick-ass pitch on Kickstarter to fund their new business, Karam Kitchen. It's a catering company, and they make food that completely hits my savoury-fermented dairy-dried fruits-vegetable heavy sweet spot.
It is among the last weeks for those good California avos. You gotta get it.