Hello sweet friends!
I’ve been around Vermont this past week, exploring Burlington and teaching pie baking at King Arthur Flour. Burlington is the city I packed a bag and moved to when I was 18. When I decided that I wasn’t going to college but instead was going to move across the country and scoop ice cream for Ben & Jerry’s… because, doesn’t that sound fun!? My family thought I was crazy. They were likely right. I was young and thin-blooded. Vermont was far from home and very cold. Standing in the very scoop shop in Burlington where I started my lifelong journey of ‘I dunno… let’s try this new thing in this new place!’… I felt strong and solid and happy to have my heart beating in that place again. With a double scoop. Life feels full when things come full circle, doesn’t it?
I hope you’re feeling happy and well this week. Get some sun on your skin and a pool sit if you can. I’m headed to Los Angeles to shoot the cover of the Brunch Book (it’s almost done I think!) and celebrate the release of my friend Jon’s cookbook, The Slider Effect. It’s a big beautiful life. I hope you feel it too!
Here’s the world, via Internet:
• I think it’s hard for Americans to imagine what’s going on with Britain’s exit from the EU. Here’s why Britain left the EU explained in simple cartoons because sometime that’s what it takes.
• 4 hostage families plead for Austin Tice.
• How much does it cost to raise a child? Spoiler: seems like a lot.
• What it was like to be photographed by Bill Cunningham. It’s hard to say goodbye to the people who see and celebrate beauty.
• This is important. The State of the Domestic Goddess. Someone please tell Gwyneth we don’t just have a pound of shrimp in the refrigerator. I mean… right?
• King Arthur Flour celebrating the perks of employee ownership as they were just named Employee-Owned Company of the year. High-five you guys!
• 6 American Designers and how they grew their business. It’s all about help and relationships.
• Summer reading from Anthony Bourdain. Beach Town: a life of memories at the shore.
• Are you watching soccer this week? If you watched the Iceland game and are now freaking out about Iceland, here’s an Iceland band you might/should know. Kaleo: Way Down Below.
• New very fine music from Amos Lee: Vaporize.
• I met Richard Miscovich, bread maker and wood-fire baker at King Arthur Flour this weekend. Bread baking is my new frontier. The Wood-Fired Oven.
• Fresh Raspberry and Gin Slushies because it’s fruit/booze season.
• How to cook corn on the cob in the microwave. Thank you for all the kitchen wisdom, TheKitchn.
• Gimme this very much: Blueberry Cobbler Pops.
Have the most lovely day!
Joy! You sold me on the ellovi body butter a few weeks ago… but which scent are you loving? The original or one of the others? Thanks! <3
Oh man oh man I’ve been listening to Kaleo non-stop (I scored tickets to a show in LA in October!). And one of my friends is in Iceland right now and her snapchats have sent it straight to the top of my travel bucket list. Also, I finally visited this amazing new romantic bookstore in Culver City called The Ripped Bodice, and they have your cookbooks for sale!
SPARKLE EMOJI 4 UR LUV
When are u coming to Michigan? We have amazing blueberries and cherries in the summer. All kinds of apples in the fall!
I Sing In The Kitchen
LOVED your class at KAF this weekend. You rock. Can’t wait for the new cookbook. xxxxoo
Lovely post! I’m a full blooded Vermonter born & raised so reading your perspective was nice! (:
Will be trying the raspberry gin slushie…oh ya. Still chuckling over my raspberry story. Think it might provide a good laugh…if you have time please give it a look….who says raspberry farming isn’t fun!
Yes to so many things this week: bread baking, Vermont, fruit/booze season, your next book and Amos Lee.
Please know we didn’t all vote to leave the EU (it was 52/48) and many people in Britain are really unhappy and worried about the result.
Apparently a lot of people who voted Leave didn’t actually, you know, realise we would actually do it.
I really feel for you. We (Australia) keep reading the result was so close that if all the Londoners who didn’t bother to turn out to vote because it was raining, HAD voted, ‘stay’ probably would have won. How amazing that a combination of rain and apathy on the part of a million or so people who believed their single vote didn’t matter, could end up affecting the entire world. Good luck! I hope it all works out for everyone in Europe, but I have serious doubts.
Ben & Jerry’s is amazing! I’m so jealous you have Ben & Jerry’s stores in the U.S!
I’m British and no-one really knows what’s going on in the UK… I talk about some of the consequences in my latest blog post. Scary times.
This is such a lovely variety of links to explore in this post :).
Nicky xx | http://www.curious-journeying.com
Between the expense of raising a child (and really, I’m not sure the WSJ got it right because if I start adding up sports, camp, and childcare alone I begin to hyperventilate) and trying to feed said child, I could greatly related to “The State of the Domestic Goddess.” Cooking and experimenting used to be fun, a love language I shared with my husband. Now, it feels more like a nightly marathon. I have quite a few beautiful cookbooks that I peruse longingly over coffee, much like the fashion magazines I devoured in my teens…until I grew up and realized I really wanted to wear the same thing every day.
I must have heard the word ‘Brexit’ a thousand times (at least) these past days. Some want a second referendum… Confusing and messy times. They say it’s going to help the conservative parties here in Spain (we’re voting today for the 2nd time in 6 months). Interesting days to come. But, whatever happens, at least I have popsicles.
Wish I had run into you at B&J! Please do a book signing the next time you’re in BTV!