Sweet, friends. Thank you for such a lovely reception in Portland this week. It filled my heart to meet each of you! Truly. Those are real words. Today I’m making chocolate cakes, 10… if all goes according to plan for Secret Supper on Sauvie Island in Oregon. I have a feeling it will be deeply charming, despite (or perhaps because of) the impeding rain. I’m stressing making these cakes, but tomorrow will pass and somehow get done.
I hope your day is more restful. Here’ my offering towards that hope:
• This past Monday was Septmber 11, 2017 marking another year we’ve moved away from that same terrible day in 2001. These two pieces I read every year: The Falling Man // We’re The Only Plane In The Sky.
• Forget Harvard. Read THIS hard story of humanity from The Marshall Project.
Gosh. It’s a heavy start.
• Here we are. But at least we’re in it together: The struggle of being human.
• This is the most accurate bit of writing on writing that I’ve ever read (and not written). Kamila Shamsie on writing, not writing, morning, and night. Thank you, Jessica.
• Here’s what I’m making this week for dinner. It’s a slow cooker recipe with beans and those are two of my favorite things. Slow Cooker Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans, and Sausage.
• What dinner looks like across the USA. A beautiful series. Thank you for sharing sweet Toby!
• Have you seen the show Insecure on HBO? I haven’t watched it yet but it looks beautiful: HBO cinematographer Ava Berkofsky on on properly lighting black faces.
• Feel the magic of this time and place. Amos Lee, Red Rocks Colorado, June 2015 with a sharp Freddy Berman on the drums. Also, let’s roll the windows down today. Let’s feel it.
• A transition dress. You know, in between seasons and such: the deep green, floral button- down dress.
• What to definitely make today or very very soon: Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Brown Butter Glaze.
I really appreciate you,
I didn’t even know that a dish called ‘panade’ existed. I ended up using the kitchn’s other recipe. Some crusty bread remaining seemed nice. Also seemed nice to have when rain and wind was predicted all day. It was great. Thank you for the recipe link.
The Falling Man, I am gutted each time I read that story. Eyewitness to history, who possibly could forget that day. Bless them all, God bless them all.
The dinner photos depressed me a little just because so many families in these seem to eat in front of the TV…Growing up in France, Belgium and Germany, it’s not what I experienced at home or in my friends’ home. DInner was the only time we were all together during the week because my dad worked a lot and as kids, we were in school from 8 am to 6pm and then had homework to do until 8pm. We had good times at the dinner table
In some of these kids eat sitting on the floor. I don’t know, it just makes me wonder about things
Your lists are my fave. I appreciate you <3
When is secret supper coming to the east coast??? I’m so jealous!