I’ve got my head down these days prepping recipes and making plans. I’ve popped my head up just enough to realize that New Orleans is in full on party mode with Mardi Gras, and Facebook is still aflame with politics chaos. I’ve focusing on what is directly in front of me… mostly so I don’t crash and burn or drop the doughnuts. What’s directly in front of me is a lot of brunch and many many dirty dishes.
I hope this weekend is restful and sunny. I hope you can take some good time for yourself today.
Here’s some of the internet, I hope it sets some wheels spinning in productive ways:
• Something beautiful to watch: 109 year olds secrets to life. There’s too many gems in this to leave alone.
• Don’t worry, butter is good for you. I knew it all along.
• What is so deeply bizarre and troubling to me is how vastly different our news has become based on what side of the aisle and now… what side of truth (?) we are on. It’s baffling and we better be paying attention. One Press Conference, Two Audiences
• Let’s remember this: JFK on the importance of press to a free society.
• Coffee master: The man responsible for third-wave coffee.
• It’s important to know about the concept of ‘dual arrest’ and what it means for some victims of domestic violence: Calling for help.
• I’ve never been one to have a beauty routine beyond face moisturizer and maaaybe mascara. I need to have a few tools in my arsenal and this is where I’ve found some glowy makeup advice: Cupcakes and Cashmere My Daily Makeup Routine.
• For your Brunch consideration. The ingredients are pretty simple and toss on any fruit you might have around! Bananas and cinnamon would also be a win. Triple Berry Dutch Baby
• On my Cookbook Covet List I have this book: The London Cookbook. I’m ready for another visit.
• One tip that will change how you buy wine. It’s all about the importer. They’re our curators when all else is confusing. Also, my girl Whitney’s wine buying tips are also very helpful: Ask A Sommelier.
• I love this print from Lulu and Georgia. There are a few things I’ve learned about interior design. More rugs. More lamps. More pillows… and you’re good to go!
• I listened to Nora Roberts on the NPR show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me today and it was hilarious. Nora Roberts is a prolific author. So prolific she started writing murder mysteries under the pen name JD Robb. Here’s a list of her books. Let’s start at the beginning and race to the finish?
Let’s enjoy this day!
I was in New Orleans this past week and had a great time! Before I left, I combed through all your New Orleans posts. A huge thank you to you and the commenters, we ate so good in NOLA because of you all and your suggestions!
Girl, the ‘Sunday’ links this week were on. point. Ok, they’re Tuesday links for me because I was working all weekend and now I finally have some down time. Anyways, I saw this link on Facebook today (amid the political nonsense posts) and thought you might like it: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/02/the-true-crime-podcast-turned-mental-health-support-group/517200/ . Maybe you’ve already seen it since you’re 100% on it with the hip internet articles, but if not, it’s pretty interesting! Thank you for the links and kitchen/life/cooking inspiration! Fingers crossed that Asheville is going to be a stop on your book tour! :)
Here in your beautiful city to celebrate our birthdays. Thank you for all of the *where to go* *what to eat* *what to drink* tips. We’ve had a wonderful time! Our favorite parades were the ‘tit Rex and the Crewe of Chewbaccus. Amazing hand-made throws.
I’m so happy about this! Welcome and Happy Birthday!
Oh how I loved the video of Mr. Overton. Wouldn’t it be so great to sit down with him and hear all his great stories?!! Thank you Joy for always helping my Sundays to be a little brighter and to help me be a little more informed!
Thank you for being here! It really means a lot to me.
I love Whitney Adams’ YouTube channel! She’s great!
I agree all the way!
I love that you’re getting into Nora Roberts! My mom has been a fan for decades and has two bookshelves dedicated to her books. I forwarded the list you found to her so she could see what she was missing, and she informed me she already has it and is just missing one. Good lord! Good luck catching up on her work! Someday, I’ll comb through my mom’s collection.
Isn’t that list INCREDIBLE!?
I’ve been reading (and rereading) Nora Roberts for years. My mom and I called them “airplane books” meaning you could start one when you got on the airplane and be finished when you got off. I’ve read 95% of what she’s written and I love every one of them.
Wow Jenn! That’s pretty major!
Almost took the extra butter out of the pan that I was making scrambled eggs in this morning. I told myself (in a mostly joking and trying to convince myself that it wasn’t going to kill me way) that it was ok and probably good for me. The same thought process with the gobs that ended up on my toast. Thanks for the reassurance that it’s actually good for me. ;)
I feel like… we’re gonna be ok, right? :)
I think we are… :)
I am very concerned about those donuts. What kind are they? Where is the recipe or how can I procure the donuts mentioned? This is urgent. I had a particularly donut-less week, that it now occurs to me could have been remedied by more donuts.
These are Browned Butter Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts and the recipe will be in my new cookbook!
Great videos today, Joy! A little bit of internal and external love, hehe! Favoriting that makeup tutorial, can’t wait to try some of her tricks.
I wish I hard heard Nora Roberts on NPR. I have to confess, I love her books. They are total escape vehicles. The first Nora Roberts book I picked up was Born In Fire…the first book of a trilogy that was set in Ireland. I could not wait for books two and three to be published. Roberts is a prolific spinner of tales and she does it very well.
I was growing the Lulu and Georgia site and came across an inexpensive Art Deco print with the word “JOY” smack in the center of the design. Have you seen it?
Finally, I happened to see that 77 minute trip to an alternate universe…otherwise down as Trump’s news conference. Honestly, I found myself slack mouthed about midway through. Trump’s response to the question posed by Jewish journalist was unhinged and disgraceful.
There’s a link to the interview with Nora Roberts in my post today! Click Wait Wait…
I haven’t see the Art Deco JOY but it sounds cool!
Thanks for the words and kindness in a time of much much slack mouthedness.
Hope you had a great week and a lovely weekend! x
Beware of buying local. The local wines I’ve had in the Midwest were awful–AND expensive. I went to a tasting in Iowa, and one of the winemakers talked about how he aged his wine in oak. I asked where he sourced his barrels, and he laughed and said nobody uses barrels–they add oak chips and oak flavoring. That kind of thing would get you shut down in France.
Even California wines, which often are excellent, are awfully expensive.
I love your Sunday post…. I love hearing you perspective about the week. Nora Roberts is awesome and if you love her you should check out Jennifer Crusie.
Thanks for being here, really!
Beautiful film, thank you