Hello my dears!
Welcome to another fine day! I hope this finds you with, if nothing else, warm feet. I hate when my feet are cold.
This week I’ve been putting as much sugar in my coffee as I want because some weeks you remember that life is short and coffee needs sugar. I’ve also been working on a kitchen organizing challenge that I’ll invite you to join me in soon (with very little pressure and expectation). Making the challenge a thing for you has held me accountable when I’d very much like to slip away and do literally anything besides clean the kitchen. Making the challenge has also prompted me to clean my refrigerator and roast almost everything in it, see above. More on all that come next Friday, February 1st.
I’m headed to New York early next week where I will be wearing a very large lavender coat, taking a few meetings, gazing at this exhibit at the Guggenheim, and drinking a martini with one Cara Nicoletti. If you see me in the streets, say hey. (Why would you see me in the streets, that literally never happens, but wow wouldn’t that be great if it did!?)
As with last week, the offering this week is on the lighter side. You give what you need, ya know? I appreciate that you’re here and that you read and leave such thoughtful comments. As always, take what you need and leave what you don’t.
• My favorite read this week asks this question: are we in charge of the ways we change? The Art of Decision-Making (The New Yorker)
• No. The Bulletproof Coffee Founder Has Spent $1 Million In His Quest To Live To 180. Gosh… men and their assumption that we need them to live forever. Wow wow wow. (Men’s Health)
• Resting is not a weakness. Go to bed! Brain researchers warn that lack of sleep is a public health crisis. (The Washington Post)
• You’ve probably already taken this journey but boy-howdy, if you haven’t, drink this in: Fyre – the greatest party that never happened. (Netflix)
• Stop, drop, and listen to Weezer’s surprise new cover album: The Teal Album (Spotify)
• This month marks the 20th anniversary of the show The Sopranos. I never watched it, but this Fresh Air interview has inspired me to fire it up. (NPR)
• My next passion is to make you slow cooking videos. (Taste)
• I think he just have to realize that Instagram is very much a curated version of reality and does not include breast pumping bras as often as they exist: The Invisible Reality of Brand New Motherhood on Instagram. (Wired)
• I appreciate these real thoughts from our friend Ashley: Cooking With My Kids Can Be Hard (But I Love It). (Food 52)
• This past week I’ve been preparing you a kitchen cleaning challenge that will launch February 1st. I’d love for you to join in! Be sure to follow me on Instagram – that’s where it’ll all go down! xo
• While we’re cleaning our feelings: 30 Brilliant Organizing Ideas from The Kitchn.
• Here’s what I’m making today: Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats. (Joy the Baker)
• I’m very suspicious of all the Dry Clean Only tags in my closet. There really is so much we can hand wash! Martha knows: How To Hand Wash Cashmere and Wool. (Martha Stewart)
• Just trying to get my summer looks together, you know? Selfie Swimsuit. (I’m sorry) (Etsy)
Enjoy this day! Wow how lucky we are!
My love to you!
I love Indian Food. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.
good, resting is not a weakness, I definitely feel better now, ha, thank you for all of these links, yes after resting I need organizing ideas, thank you
Love the Food 52 article. My girls are just 18-months old (twins), but I’ve been opening up spice jars and letting them smell and taste things from the moment they were in high chairs. I love food and cooking and the entire creative process is something I hope to pass on to them. But last night Hannah pointed to the cumin jar on the counter and the black beans on her tray and said, “Momma, more,” so maybe some of it’s sinking in.
That’s really the sweetest thing! Good job mama!