This photo is a meditation on sitting and waiting.
I’ve been in the kitchen this week experimenting with recipes that are outside of my wheelhouse. That use of the word ‘wheelhouse’ is 100% ridiculous. Please know that I know.
Here’s the deal: gnocchi is really hard to make. Actually, it’s fairly easy to make gnocchi dough, but to actually make GOOD gnocchi must take some sort of selling of a soul to the Devil. Or practice. Maybe I just need a lot of practice.
I hope this week has treated you to a new adventure or two (in the kitchen or out)… or at least some really good coffee. Something fine and good.
This is what the Internet wanted us to know this week. The Internet was actually yelling all sorts of nonsense at us, and I’ve fiddled (yes, fiddled) it down t0 the following.
If you need me, I’ll be making Liege Waffles with Ilana.
• This week, Hilary Clinton testified in front of the House Select Committee about the September 11, 2012 attack in Libya. It’s a big deal. If you’re not sure why… understandable. Benghazi, Explained
• What we lose when memory gets lost. The Deviousness of Dementia
• Does self-deprecating harm or help you socially? I guess it matters how much you care about what people think about you.
• Why Too Much Choice is Stressing Us Out. We’re the worst. I mean… we really are.
• Terry Gross and the art of opening up. My favorite Terry Gross interview is with author and illustrator Maurice Sendak near the end of his life. It’s so sincere it’s completely disarming. On Life, Death, and Children’s Literature
• How Match.com helped us hook up and find love since 1995… and oh how far we’ve come, right?
• The untold story of the Ermahgerd Girl. The Internet is the weirdest.
• The real reason germs spread in Winter. The dry cold air is gettin’ us down. Stay moist, my friends.
• Tracy made Caramel Apple Floats which, I think along with a flu shot, will help banish all Winter illnesses.
• Let’s make Oven Ribs this week!
I hope you have the most wonderful Sunday.