Hello friends! Happy Sunday!
I feel like everyone is talking about Paris Hilton’s lasagna… but, I’m not.
This weekend we hosted our first Bakehouse workshop of the year and it feels good to fill this space with people again. It’s always fun and a little rowdy and I wouldn’t like it any other way. I had to hold on tight to this week. It felt like juggling with too many balls… and maybe I just learned how to juggle… but I’ve got guts so just go for it. That feeling is all of us, all the time, right?
Among the things I made this week is the above pictured Chicken Pot Pie. It was made as a get well soon gift. It’s the coziest move. Healing – for sure.
The offering this week is MUCH. There are some heavy reads, some great recipes, talk of cheese, cats, and flaxseeds. Truly – everything all at once. As always, take what you need and stay steady today.
• This is compelling. Our political divide typed up into our very textbooks. It’s wild – ‘customized’ books for different students in different states. Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. (The New York Times)
• The problem is not so much the avalanche, but the “susceptible, prideful, bullheaded, egotistic, dumbstruck and lazy” people who make decisions in and around them. This is a must read: What I Learned In Avalanche School. Remember in the Philosophy 101 class we all took in college we had to read Thomas Hobbes call our wild selves “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”? This tracks (and I feel like I’ve dated that dude at least twice). (The New York Times)
• This is very difficult to read but I’ll leave it here for you: How Far Can Abused Women Go To Protect Themselves? (The New Yorker)
• Gosh have you watched the Aaron Hernandez documentary on Netflix? It’s a tough and complicated and really stranger than fiction but very sadly true. . (Netflix)
• Think about all the sounds we filter in city life. Silence is a luxury? Sound and the city. (Curbed)
• Why We Can’t Get Enough Celebrity Mom Cookbooks. Are we just trying hard to make our own seed crackers and keep up? (Romper)
• I’m very excited to try this simple recipe: Master a Cajun classic in 30 minutes with this easy shrimp étouffée. (The Washington Post)
• I’ve come back to Shauna Server’s new baking cookbook several times the past few months and the recipes are SOLID. I’m loving this book: Midwest Made. (Amazon)
• Made this week: Lemonade, but make it winter. (Joy the Baker)
• I made this for a Bakehouse event this week – the platter came back clean: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Miso Tahini Sauce. (Bon Appetit)
• I need to shake Cathy’s hand. Meet Cathy Strange, the Person Behind Whole Foods’ Unbeatable Cheese Selection. (The Kitchn)
• There’s compelling new evidence that your cat might eat your corpse. I mean yea… I sleep past 9atm and Tron comes sniffing to see if he should take a nibble of my cheek. (SFGate)
• Last year my hairdresser friend mention flaxseed hair treatments to me. I promptly forgot all about it until literally just now. It’s 2020 and we’re hydrated in all ways, ok? 5 Ways To Use Flaxseed In Hair To Get Healthy Hydration. (Bustle)
Big love to you.
Enjoy the day!
Yes I made your winter lemonade just last week! So delicious
I just made the pot pie last night and it is delicious! I kept thinking of the pudding comment while making the sauce and it is spot on! Thanks for the great ideas!
Please please post carb count???
I live in N.E. and am a loyal, long time Patriots fan. The Aaron Hernandez chapter was not only incredibly tragic but so creepy in retrospect. The fact he was in the locker room, day in and day out for. a whole year after he had killed two men that had crossed him in a bar is just so hard to process. So many factors contributed to the tragedy that was his life. He was a soul who seemed never to have a chance from the very start.
I saved the same recipe for shrimp étouffée from the WP also going to try the beef & broccoli recipe healthier version that doesn’t require hard to find ingredients. I always look forward to your Sunday posts full of wisdom laughter tears. I’m baking again always on the look out for new baking books just bought Odette Williams Simple Cake going to make Coconut Cake for my bday with chocolate sauce on the side of course. No Paris Hilton recipes for me either or Kardashian law school bs or celebrity Mom’s cookbooks. If you haven’t tried King Arthur’s recipe for pizza in a cast iron pan please take a look I’ve made it twice the 2nd time dough sat for 72 hours it was delicious & smelled like pizza from your favorite place. It’s called Crispy cheese pan pizza no kneading just a few “folds”. Read the comments the 3 hour rise not necessary if you don’t have time.
I love your recipe for chicken pot pie. Thank you for always sharing what you’ve been reading; without fail, I learn something from these articles and often emerge a slightly better version of myself as a result.
I am convinced your bakehouse workshop is fantastic!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
I love all the articles, but I really love Shauna Sever’s cookbook. I have made several recipes and they all turned out great.