I have a peach cake recipe burning a hole in my pocket. It’s a doozy of a blog post and every time I sit down to write it, sleep coaxes me closer. It doesn’t help that each time I sit down to finish the post I’m either already in bed or on an airplane – it’s nearly impossible to stay awake in/on either.
It would be safe to say that I’ve done too much this week. I’ve gone from coast to coast… to coast, and just worked really hard with the last of the Bakehouse Summer Tour and a few other deadlines I’m working about. No complaints. I’m just out here trying to stay healthy, hydrated, and punctual. When I feel over-traveled I go to the drugstore and buy myself whatever I want. Pictured above. Grown stuff, you know?
The world is on fire. I think we struggle with being steady stewards of our planet. Is steward the right word?
I hope this weekend gives you an opportunity to go slow. As slow as feels good. The offering this week is broad. Take what you’d like:
• Have you started the latest podcast project from The New York? The 1619 Project observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. Yea, dig in.
• Why the Amazon Is on Fire (CityLab)
• Photos: Hong Kong protesters unify in a human chain across the city. (Quartz)
• This piece about living in the French Quarter resonates in many ways. It’s beautiful and complex like most things: Who Stays Gone, and Who Can Afford To Return, a year in the French Quarter of New Orleans (New Yorker)
• This is an incredibly beautiful read sent over by reader Elizabeth (thank you!). “I had arrived in my thirties believing that to need things from others made you weak. I think this is true for lots of people but I think it is especially true for women.” The Crane Wife (The Paris Review)
• I can vouch for the fact that this is real, but no one will ever take Negronis from me: “Meet the unfluencer, the person who makes me want to do the opposite of whatever she’s doing and throw out whatever I already own that she has posted about.” (The Cut)
• Wait, are we just insufferable? The Case Against Paper Straws (The Atlantic)
• Helen Rosner comin’ at us with some hard facts: The Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich Is Here To Save America. (New Yorker)
• Top Chefs Pick Their Favorite Ice Cream in America and one day I’ll see my sister’s ice cream on this list. (Bloomberg)
• Here’s an invitation: Blueberry Cobbler Thumbprint Cookies. But really we should all be eating all the tomatoes we can: Cajun Stuffed Tomatoes over Creamy Grits. (Joy the Baker)
• I was lucky enough to visit my favorite salt makers in Portland this week: Jacobsen Salt Co. Their espresso sea salt is perfect in chocolate baking recipes… just sayin’. (Jacobsen)
• We’re putting together our fall Bakehouse workshop schedule and a few new classes have been added! Vegan Baking with Mississippi Vegan and Jam and Scones with Jamboree! (Eventbrite)
• I think I need to write a post about my travel essentials because I’ve gotten pretty refined this year. One of my secret weapons to combat plane travel and general new-climate-dryness in this lip balm: Image Skincare Ormedic Complex. Friends swear by this Glow Tonic, are you in? More soon. (Amazon and Target)
• This book is on my reading list: Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Thank you for all the suggestions last week! I’ll have a reading list for us soon! (Amazon or Indiebound)
Have a lovely Sunday.
My love to you!
This post for me it’s always the moment to slow down!
https://www.manrepeller.com/2019/09/growing-up-cheesecake-factory.html Thought you may enjoy this!
I, too, enjoyed The Crane Wife! Thank you for sharing it.
God, I love drugstores. The only reason I can hold back from buying makeup there, is my makeup subscription. I do however fill up my drawer at work with snacks, breakfast bars, and my current obsession: sparkling coconut water with watermelon juice!
The Crane Wife sounds necessary, between you and the other comments! I am approaching my late 30s faster than I’d like, not so much age-wise but place-in-life-wise. I’ll put it on my TBR pile :)
Espresso sea salt sounds like heaven in a pinch.
I live in Seattle and your sister’s Ice cream is at the top of my list by a mile. I miss it.
Thank you for always posting such a wide and varied reading list. I typically wait for my “Monday midday blues” to dive in and bring me the spark I need to power through the week.
I noticed that this week’s roundup included a recommendation that you got from a reader. It reminded me of an article I read a while back that felt like it belonged in your roundup….since it seems like sometimes you accept reader recommendations, I’m sharing it with you, in case it hits you the right way too: https://www.eater.com/2019/6/17/18663601/grandfather-paternal-cooking-stories
I haven’t eaten any of these ice creams! I now have a new mission in life :)
Where is your sister’s ice cream place?
What is it about the drug store, that has some sort of comforting properties?? It’s a real thing.
I am reading Maybe You Should Talk to Someone and loving it!