Hello dear friends.
You’re killin’ it this weekend! I see you at the beach, dipping your toes in the river, at pool parties with pink cocktails, next to waterfalls… I mean, you’re everywhere according to Instagram. You’ve got summer well within your grasp and it’s looking great! I just made it back to New Orleans after a few weeks of travel and if you need me, I’ll be face first in a big bowl of homemade pasta. This week I’m excited to get back in the kitchen which means we all need to stock up on butter. Lots of sweet and savory recipes in the works.
Enjoy this beautiful day. Hopefully there’s sunshine, you have great hair, and haven’t forgotten the sunscreen. These are the days. These are them!
Here’s some of the world via Internet:
• Refugees Encounter a Foreign World: Welcome. This is what we’re suppose to be. We are all the same. Thank you for the link, Jessica.
• Empathy is a choice (and it really does seem like it plays favorites).
• What happened the night of the Benghazi attacks… just in case you don’t know why everyone is talking about it.
• Serial podcast fanatics, alert! Adnan Syed gets a new trial.
• Welcome to the arrest capital of the United States. It’s just across the river from New Orleans.
• Confessions of a payday lender: Money For Nothing.
• What the actual F is going on? “Raul Ramirez to be sentenced to three years in prison for case with similarities to Stanford sexual assault case for which Brock Turner will serve only six months”. Stanford trial judge overseeing much harsher sentence for similar assault case.
• Think piece: What is a man for?
• Many Women Prefer to Groom Citing Hygiene (and baffling doctors). Others prefer to spend money on things that don’t involve ripping hair from their precious bathing suit area.
• I’m sorry I can’t make it… it’s just that I really don’t want to hang out. Apparently, everyone lies to avoid hanging out with each other.
• Here’s what I’m making today for friends: Easy Summer Shrimp Boil. I highly suggest you make yourself a boil this summuh.
• Hedley and Bennett’s lady chef coat. This is what we need.
• My first Facebook Live is tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon! Follow me here. We’re making weeknight dinner and dessert, because we’re coming back from a long holiday weekend but we’re still civilized adults who need to eat.
• This is such a snazzy summer dress. Playful and bold blue.
• My most exciting purchase this week is for my teeth. I’m civilized and responsible and thinking about gum health.
Enjoy this day! Fireworks and such.
Joy thank you for your posts, especially the political posts. I’m hoping Adnan gets a fair trial this time around!
I look forward to your political roundup. I try to be up on things but your summaries are always interesting. I so agree with your views. Keep them going.
Just brought up this article and for a moment (was just putting on my glasses as it loaded), saw JoyTheBaker as TheJoyMaker — I often read your blog to lift my spirits, so how appropriate!
Pshh. Guess what, you can be as political as you like! Escapism is for Fred Astaire movies. I’m glad that you acknowledge the world we live in, AND give us awesome recipes!
Love you, Joy, and love your weekly compilation of stories. Rock on.
Re: Judge Persky. Just FYI, that article and headline are very misleading. The Hispanic man recently sentenced to 3 years was a) charged with a different sex crime, one which has a mandatory minimum of 3 years which the judge cannot go beneath, unlike the crime the Stanford swimmer was charged with, for which the judge has discretion to depart down to 6 months; and b) was sentenced as part of a plea deal with the prosecution, unlike the Stanford swimmer who was sentenced after being convicted at trial, and it’s likely that the prosecution’s plea offer was contingent on the Hispanic man being sentenced to at least 3 years, or else they would have withdrawn the plea agreement. So while I know we all assume that racial bias played a part in the Stanford swimmer sentencing, this is the wrong example to prove that point, and as a criminal lawyer, it frustrates me when it’s repeatedly cited as evidence of something it’s not. [/lecture haha]. See for further clarification: https://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_30076515/brock-turner-case-judge-aaron-persky-tackles-new
Love your link collection as always!
Laura. Thank you so much. I am quoted in that merc article you posted. My partner directed me to this page because she loves JTB and was like “hey, your favorite story is in the weekly link connection.” (Not that it’s JTB’s fault, obviously. I blame the Guardian’s credulous reporting.)
I was fuming about yet another example of how “a lie gets half way around the world before the truth can get its shoes on.” So it’s very comforting to come here and find the truth wearing combat boots and giving falsehood a kick in the rear. Please keep it up.
Joy! If you’re reading this, thanks for all the great treats.
Two excellent podcasts, Freakonomics and Planet Money, did good jobs of reporting on payday loans. More complicated than it seems.
Oh thank you for this!
I have been a regular to your blog, but you are now clearly too political for me. I come here for an escape and I have loved your stories and recipes. I wish you great success.
Right on right on. Deuces.
Thank you for compiling all the articles I need to read from all different sources. I look forward to them on Sunday or Monday and love to laze around reading them all. You’re the best.
Shakshuka! Yes please.
I am way too into the Serial announcement. Wondering what they will do with the updates.