7) Make/eat some thing inspired by a book or film.
In honor of my sister naming her son after Holden Caufield from one of our all time favorite books I dug out Dad’s copy of The Catcher in the Rye and found this passage:
‘When I’m out somewhere, I generally just eat a swiss cheese sandwich and a malted milk.’
Holden would probably eat it on white bread but I’m partial to Scandinavian dark rye, and well, rye seemed fitting too. Instead of swiss I used the tangy cashew cheese I had made from the Vegan Secret Supper book. I have barley groats soaking for rejuvelac so I can make a firm fermented cheese from Miyoko’s Artisan Vegan Cheese book but the groats don’t seem to be sprouting, it might be a lost cause.
The malted milk was awesome! I used a container of the soy malt drink, a frozen banana, a heaped teaspoon of carob powder and a heaped teaspoon of Bambu coffee substitute and a handful of ice cubes. All of Salinger’s books were staples throughout my teenage years. I saw Ben reading Nine Stories on the cook shack porch this summer and my heart swelled up. The covers are so recognizable. Even going into Dad’s library -which sounds kind of pretentious but shouldn’t be cause we own a used bookstore- I stood in the middle of the first room and did a quick scan. I spotted the pale orange spine easy. We’ll have to make sure there’s a copy for little Holden when he’s old enough to appreciate J.D Salinger.