Hello my friends,
Welcome to another fine Sunday. I hope this finds you resting, taking some time, and easing into this day.
There’s a meme going around Instagram about laundry. Wash: 30 minutes. Dry: 60 minutes. Folding and putting away: 7 t0 10 business days.
Accurate. And since that felt like a personal attack (probably to all of us), I have some things to address in my closet today. Well, after I spend some quality time trying to run my body through the park since (on a whim) I signed up for a 10k. Listen… what WON’T I do to avoid laundry? There’s not much.
I feel like this week has asked us to find our balance. The past few weeks have felt a little topsy turvy for me and the people around me, but I’ve had a very tangible sense of steadying back to balance this week. I hope you’re feeling the same.
The cinnamon rolls above, if you’re drooling – they’re in my brunch book Over Easy. They do not disappoint.
The offering this week is below. As always take what you need (and consider putting your laundry away but like, don’t if you don’t feel like it):
• This week’s long read is really beautiful, both very grounded and somehow etherial: When Mountains Were Ugly (Hazlitt via Ann Friedman)
• I have a picture of me in this California poppy super bloom when I was 5 or so… before everything lived and died on Instagram. Under the Influence of a ‘Super Bloom’. (New York Times)
• Is life without plastic possible? It’s daunting but gosh we have to try (I’ll start testing recipes for homemade toothpaste now I suppose?). (The New York Times)
• I’ve been asking myself these two questions a lot this week: Are you willing to ask for what you want? Are you willing to ask what else is possible? The answer is um HELL YES. These are tools: The Art of Asking.
• Adding this to my growing list of craft hobbies: visible mending. (Vox)
• For your consideration: seed cycling. I’m a month in and feeling strong. (MindBodyGreen)
• As a salt fanatic, this is important to me: 9 Chefs on Their Favorite Sea Salts. I really love this Unrefined Organic Kosher Sea Salt. I use it for everything from pasta water to baking. (Grub Street and Amazon)
• The future of food? The 7-Eleven of the Future is An Organic Hellscape of Turmeric Slurpees (Eater)
• The Problem With Telling Women To Email Like Men. Honestly, the problem with telling women to aaaanything like men… (Broadly)
• I find this to be deeply relatable content: Why I Stopped Dating Men and Started Following This Herd of Majestic Bison. (Reductress)
• Here’s what we’re listening to: When we fall asleep, where do we go? (Spotify)
• There is so much story in these lists, I just love it: Second life for set lists (Billboard)
• This week I get to interview my actual hero Dorie Greenspan, author of them gem of a book (and so many others): Baking with Julia. (Amazon)
• The Four Best Chicken Dinner Party Recipes from The Kitchn. I’m very much interested in Julia’s Coq au Vin.
Enjoy this fine day!
My love to you!
I have no problem folding the laundry straight out of the dryer and putting it away immediately, so let’s form a women’s chore co-op where I’ll do the laundry if someone else will take out the garbage and/or clean the toilets. Okplsthx.
Same Lizzie. But why isn’t anyone jumping in to volunteer for toilets? Mine are waiting.
You and Dorie will love each other! I hesitate to say how long ago we met because I would definitely not be able to lie about my age. We became longtime friends and she generously wrote a delightful blurb for my book. You both bring an authentic warmth to your writing – I can’t wait to read your interview!
I want to be into salt! I would love a post dedicated to salt – the types you like to use for certain things, etc.
That’s a really great idea! I’ll work on that for you!
Yes please! A salt 101 would be great.
If you can ever get your hands on a box of Murray River Pink salt, grab it and run. I think Fleur de Sil is the best in the world but Murray Rover is incredible too; crumbly, flaky with a divine colour and delicate flavour. It’s stunning. It’s easy to come by here so I use it as my everyday salt but it’s worth searching for elsewhere. It’s also ecologically responsible because it’s taken from an area that is harshly saline and the salt harvest helps to improve the health of a vitally important river system. Win win!
Hi Joy, I’m curious what sort of recipes your adding your seeds into?
So far I’m making these little no-bake energy balls. I can share the recipe with you here once I land on something I really really like.
The seed rotation didn’t help me, but I tried it for a long time. I would grind mine and sprinkle on salads. There are pretty delicious that way.
Yael @ Nosherium
I met Dorie Greenspan this year. She is amazing – tender and matter of fact, very focused on you when she talks to you. She had so much to share about Julia Child and her form of leadership, mentorship, and inspiration. Dorie’s work was what got me into consuming food writing and I told her as much. She was so kind when I nearly cried from excitement. I hope you enjoy your time with her!
I’ve just started seed cycling, so it’s way too soon to know if it’s of any help yet. Honestly, I’d never heard of it, it was my boyfriend who read about it and suggested it because my cycle has been a mess for a while. We’ll see how it goes!
That’s great! Seed cycling is one tool (of gosh… so many) that I’m incorporating into my routine.
Hi there. I had a cycle that was all over the place with years and then months and months of no period at all. I still work with my cycle but one thing that was a real and Huge game changer was quitting caffeine. I reduce abd then have up (I am still a coffee Person it is just decaf now ) and for the first time in my life i have a regular predictable cycle. It is great and it has just taken me abput 20 years…. hope you get better!
Visible Mending! Thank you for the share – I have so many items that have holes which I have been trying to figure out what to do with.
Good luck with your 10K. I’m not much of a runner so I walked one in a very hilly city (Austin) and lived to tell the tale. My advice is lots of practice, good shoes and have fun.
I’ve met Dorie Greenspan. She’s delightful. You will love her.
I love and also recently discovered Billie on Spotify. So good!
Ugh she’s incredible! I’m glad you’re in this with me!
Thanks for sharing all the interesting links, especially the link with the emails from women and Men. Happy Sunday!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena