Hello my friends!
Welcome to what we hope to make a fine day in the world. Let’s be kind to one another, remembering that we’re all beating hearts and soaring souls in the world seeking love and safety. Good grief. If someone near you has forget these basic fundamentals, remind them with care. Again… good grief.
Here are some of the events of the week, everything but the hot-heads with the codes to nuclear warheads here and there:
• NO. NO. NO. White Nationalists March on University of Virginia. NO to all levels of this hatred and violence. This is not anything we will stand for.
• When choice between fame and flame: The Chef Who Wouldn’t Cook: Why Rocco DiSpirito Left The Kitchen
• This is a really interesting episode of The Daily about women not wanting to talk about losing weight anymore and how Weight Watchers shifted it’s message brilliantly (with the help of Oprah): A Culture Shift, Seen Through Weight Watchers.
• A really beautiful photo series of all the feels from those front-row, no-chill, music fans: The Front Row.
• Annie Dillard’s Essay: Total Eclipse. READ IT definitely.
• You may know that this summer I’ve been obsessed (it’s the right word) with making paper flowers. I’m working on a tutorial but I’m also just trying to teach myself how to do this sooooo, here are some really lovely poppies out of tissue paper if you wanted to get started with me.
• A reminder about one of our most reliable kitchen tools: The science behind cast iron and the best oil to use!
• I wrote a pasta cookbook and it totally messed with my body image. Words and thoughts from our friend Colu Henry whose pasta in divine and honesty, strong.
• This is the pasta I made from Colu’s book and I would say that it would also be dead-delicious over a bowl of zucchini noodles: Creamed Spinach Pasta with Sausage and Pine Nuts.
• Very old but still solid gold: Brown Butter Strawberry Banana Bread.
God bless us this Sunday.
you are wonderful Joy
thanks, joy, always.
The Potlikker Papers by John T. Edge is a must read! “Farmers and cooks and waiters have been activists too, fixed on forging their own newer South.” You will find yourself and your friends among the pages. Enjoy and continue to spread the love. xx
That pasta is delicious! My husband made it back in March when the recipe was first published and our kids (ages 8, 9, and 11) ask for it often. It’s become a regular in our recipe rotation.
The Weight Watchers piece reminded me of this article from NYT magazine last Sunday. It’s about how our language around and angle towards weight and body image has shifted and what the implications are for people who are trying to become physically healthy. It talks in more detail about what went into the Weight Watchers rebranding.
I just read that article now while catching up on Joy’s posts from the last couple of months. It’s actually mentioned on the page featuring The Daily.
A great article that basically described everything I’ve been through since my first diet at 14, anyone who’s been overweight will appreciate the insight and lucidity with which the article is written.
Thanks Joy for leading me to it!
I luv, Luv, Luv, – your Sunday emails that I get. In my summers, I get to read emails. I feel that Sundays are my day off. I bake a lot of quick bread which I sell at a flea market October through mid-May. It’s to hot to sell outside in the summer here in Florida. I have found that I often can take the butter and divide it into half butter and half cream cheese for wonderful results. This recipe is very nice. Tried it an my husband ate most of it – I only got one slice.
I really empathize with the piece on pasta and body image. I gained 20 lbs this year due to medication, and another 10 lbs due to being more sedentary. I’m 30 lbs up, and even trained for and ran a half a marathon without losing weight or getting any fitter. I went vegetarian and started counting calories, and felt miserable and deprived every day. This week I gave up and decided I would keep up some sensible and positive habits, like snacking less at night, cutting back on alcohol, and lifting weights a few times a week, but I was done trying to change my body. I’m going to appreciate the way I look now, because in 20 years I will surely look back and envy the figure I have now.
Thank you for being FUNNY, HONEST,SINCERE,and adorable ?
Adorable shouldn’t have a question mark…oops
You are adorable!!
I logged into my email wondering what Let it be Sunday would look like THIS morning, given the state of the world. I am so grateful that even with what’s going on you still manage to bring heart, head and home (a great looking pasta dish) to your readers on a day when things look bleak and we might otherwise want to crawl back under the covers. Thanks for keeping my moscow mule cup half full :)
I read your blog every Sunday morning! What a great way to start the week!
Now I want to try out this pasta recipe! Thanks for sharing and your effort to post all these informative and interesting links.
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Taste of France
Great links. The Weight Watchers piece was fascinating. But the best of the bunch is the jerk essay! Made my day.