Hello sweet friends!
What a beautiful spring day! I’m in New York this weekend to speak at Cherry Bombe Jubilee and everyone, (almost literally everyone) is outside in the soft sun. We’re blooming in every which way. There’s such a bright energy to this time of year which make the shifts and changes these last few weeks feel more exciting than daunting. There’s a lot swirling, isn’t there?
Back home in New Orleans I’ve got some construction going on in my pantry and laundry closet – trying to give myself a smarter pantry and more functional laundry space. Thank goodness for perfectionist contractors and their talent and tools. I’ll share a photo with you next week. Do I know how my mountain of pantry items are going to be organized? Nope, but now I’ll have the shelves to figure it out.
The offering this week is below – I hope you find what you need:
• I have to good fortune of interviewing one of my absolute idols tomorrow morning at Cherry Bombe Jubilee: Dorie Greenspan. (The Fine Line)
• A fascinating interview with courtroom artist Marilyn Church – her work is captivating: Murder, She Drew. (Topic)
• A case for keeping our bodies moving – big strong hearts: The Heart of a Swimmer vs. The Heart of a Runner. (The New York Times)
• The Case For Very Long Recipes. I think Deb from Smitten Kitchen writes some of the best, most descriptive long recipes around. A long recipe is part long pep talk and part function and success. (Taste)
• Here’s news that resonates with me: Millennials Are Sick of Drinking. (The Atlantic)
• I’m currently re-reading Steinbeck’s East of Eden (it’s EPIC and so beautiful if you haven’t read it yet). I love reading more than one book at a time so this is my second selection: I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott (Amazon)
• I’m very curious about Sour Fried Chicken. (Tasting Table)
• I’m a sucker for curry in a soup: Creamy Curried Carrot Soup. (The Kitchn)
• Is your heart ready for Chocolate Marbled Italian Easter Bread? I bet it is! (Joy the Baker)
• Summer is coming and I’m ready to dress. (Reformation)
• Ok I’m not sure if we still shop at Urban Outfitters but I do really love this butterfly shirt. We can make an exception this once, right? (Urban Outfitters)
Enjoy this day! I hope it’s a good one.
My love to you!