I’m not sure I’m ready for the take-on-the-Fall attitude I’m supposed to adopt. Whoa, everyone. Can we slow down the pace just a little? How about a light jog before we’re in full holiday-mode sprinting?
This week I’m working hard on a boat-load of Fall recipes to usher us into these slightly chilly months. Breakfast rolls and soups and I definitely fried a peanut butter and jelly sandwich… so, here we go!
This week, our Internet:
• I love New Orleans. It’s built on layers of heart and soul, struggle, triumph, and legend. There are whole parts of this city that are lost to me, and I appreciate this glimpse of A Vanished New Orleans.
• Scott Dinsmore wrote a beautiful piece about taking time away and going off the grid, stepping away, and pressing pause. This past week he lost his life on Mt. Kilimanjaro and his wife and family are in my thoughts. Disconnect to Connect: therapy for an addicted and over-connected world. Jeff Goins, a writer on writing, wrote beautiful piece on losing friends: When Friends Die: the clarity and confusion of grief.
• There is a very real human story behind this new and these numbers. Syria is Emptying + Each one of these dots represents a person killed in the four and a half year Syrian Civil War.
• Food editor, restaurant critic, author, and editor of beautiful beautiful Gourmet magazine: Ruth Reichl Recharges in the Kitchen
• Listen to this interview from Brene Brown: The Courage to be Vulnerable. “
• Like CliffNotes for grownups in need of encouragement: 131 Actionable Ideas from ten books I wish I had read ages ago Sidenote: When I was in school, CliffNotes was considered cheating. What do students do now that they have access to the Internet. I mean… can you just print out an entirely plagiarized essay? Man…
• Ask Polly: Why is everyone succeeding except me? This is great.
• Why Late Night Television Is Better Than Ever. Very good. Very good. But can we get a lady in the mix?
• There’s always room for personal improvement: Making Better Pasta.
• I’ve made too many bad pork chops. How to cook tender and juicy pork chops in the oven.