The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012


It was awesome to get out on a Tuesday night, hang with Shannon and Justin and see a movie - and a good movie at that! I really enjoyed Hunger Games. Other than a few casting choices, I felt it was a great adaptation of the book. It felt like the world I'd been immersed in when reading the novels. I love that this was a story that caught Shannon, Justin and I and that we were able to experience it together.


Got out to see The Hunger Games with Jamie & her honey (I should have taken a pic of us there!). It was really great. So wild to see an adaptation that is very faithful to the book and has good pacing, and a lot of heart. Now I really want to re-read all the books!



Mom has been teaching me how to make her barley and bean soup over the phone. My store doesn't sell smoked ham hocks (which I am comfortable working with) but they had just regular ones. They have been in my freezer for a month. I don't know why I am scared to work with what Mom would call "peasant food" but it intimidates me. So I made the broth yesterday and plan to make and eat the soup today. I hope I like it!!!


Suzie Ridler said...

That rocks you all got to go together and that you were happy with the movie! I must admit, I don't know if I want to see it. The premise is so disturbing to me. I don't see the appeal of teenagers killing each other for food. I hear the lead is so good that it will probably be a must-watch for us. I think Reg really wants to go so we probably will this weekend!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Suzie, you're right about The Hunger Games. Everyone had talked about how compelling it is (and it is) but when I read the first bit of it, I had to stop reading for a while because it hit so hard emotionally. This is by no means a light read (or watch), imho.

I'm so excited you're making that soup - my absolute favourite! I'll look forward to hearing how it goes. I've always felt discouraged about making it because we never have smoked ham hocks at our store either. Let me know how it is with regular ones! Maybe I'll give it a go too.

Suzie Ridler said...

OK, good to know the story is really that emotional and hard. I needed to know that to prepare myself. Thank you!

I am going to make the soup for lunch after Shannon & record, will let you know. I am still nervous (so silly), especially since it isn't with smoked ham hocks. Oh crap! I forgot the kidney beans. Well, lentils it is. Your store never has them either? So weird.