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.
• 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!