Hello dear friends! Welcome to another fine Sunday.
This week has felt like a week of waiting. A week of refreshing my email. A week of waiting for permissions and collaborations, and checks. It’s ok. I’ve steadied myself for a windfall of tasks next week. Hopefully. Maybe.
This week has also been a flurry of election and impeachment stuffs. I can’t be alone in wanting to just touch all of the media on the shoulder and ask them to sssshhhhhhh….. to pause. It’s all enough and too much and what are we supposed to do with all this nonsense? Fatigued? A bit.
How has your week been? Make any new friends this week? I’m working on it.
Wait…Does it feel like November already? I think maybe yes. Time is a trip.
This week’s offering is below. Please, as always, take just what you need.
• An opinion piece by Marie Yovanovitch I think we can all benefit by reading. These are turbulent times. But we will persist and prevail. “I have seen dictatorships around the world, where blind obedience is the norm and truth-tellers are threatened with punishment or death. We must not allow the United States to become a country where standing up to our government is a dangerous act. It has been shocking to experience the storm of criticism, lies and malicious conspiracies that have preceded and followed my public testimony, but I have no regrets. I did — we did — what our conscience called us to do. We did what the gift of U.S. citizenship requires us to do.” (MSN)
• This is a story about domestic abuse and I feel like it’s important to think about but understand if it feels too difficult for you this morning. Brittany Smith loses her Stand Your Ground hearing. (The New Yorker)
• I feel like cooking in my yoga clothes is risky enough… I need a little support and generous coverage and I’m ok with that. The Joy of Cooking Naked. Honestly the real issue here is the pre-cooked bacon. (The New York Times)
• At least the internet made the Iowa Caucus results (or lack thereof) funny. But for real: The Death of Iowa. (Buzzfeed and Politico)
• Someday I’ll make homemade soup dumplings. I don’t know when that day (or three) will be but… soon. This is the most approachable home recipe I’ve found that does not require me to boil a pig’s foot. (Epicurious)
• Cool Beans by Joe Yonan speaks to my heart. My default is a bean dinner. Find the book here on Amazon and here on IndieBound.
• If you’d like to gift your future self may I humbly suggest the Mosquito Supper Club cookbook? Here on Amazon and here on IndieBound. Mosquito Supper Club is one of the most special restaurants in New Orleans. It’s on my list of the finest things to do in the city for good reason – Melissa makes the best Cajun food in town.
• What I’m listening to: this playlist I’m building on Spotify, this This American Life episode on delight, and every DatelineNBC true crime podcast even if I’ve heard them before. (Spotify, This American Life, Apple Podcast)
• For Valentine’s Day I’m making pasta with 4 couples at The Bakehouse. We make pasta from scratch, drink a perfectly reasonable amount of red wine, play Frank Sinatra songs, and I do my best to make the most fun date night for everyone – it’s one of my favorite classes of the year. (The Bakehouse and The Kitchn)
• I’m not here to tell you what to watch on Netflix but I highly suggest The Pharmacist. It’s a true crime documentary about New Orleans and the pharmaceutical industry. (Netflix)
• I just did this last week! A case for at-home onigiri. I highly recommend! (Taste)
• It’s unconventional but that’s what’s great about it: Moussaka Lasagna Roll Ups (Joy the Baker)
• A festive offering: Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Shortbread. (Joy the Baker)
• I really love this bandana and I’m going to leave this tab open on my computer until I’m feelin’ spendy. (imogene and willie)
Let’s enjoy this day!
My love to you.
I have been reading your post for quite some time but have never posted, but today as I am catching up on my e-mail ( as you can see from the date of this one) I felt the need to comment. I really enjoy your blog and the recommendations you post. I have tried some of the recipes and enjoy them so much. Love your insight and comments. Todays post by Marie Yonanovich was so spot on for today’s problems and how the person in the White House is acting and trashing our country. We have to be aware and do our best to change this . Impeachment didn’t work and he felt like he had the green light to do anything he wants to do without any concern for our country and us as people of this country. I am so afraid that he will be reelected and have four more years to trash and demean us a a people and as a country. He is a bully of the worst kind. I only hope enough people will vote against him and we can have someone who can try to return our country to what it should be and repair what he has done. Thank you so much for your blog and all you say and do. Love and care to you.
I read your last link as “I really love this BANANA” and was confused how someone could love a banana and pondered what kind of banana would cost so much. And then I saw the BANDANA you wanted and laughed out loud at my misread. The bandana is lovely, and I hope you get it for yourself, soon.
I look forward to your Sunday posts so much. Just got my hands on Cool Beans this afternoon. Have you had a chance to try any of the recipes?
Soup dumplings are on my bucket list cooking list too. I’ve been way too intimidated to try them yet though. Someday.
Your round-up is always one of the (only?) bright spots of my Mondays! Jinxing Adrienne in appreciating your thoughtful offerings, on politics and media. Today I clicked open many tabs for your links, but am also dying to know about your excellent ring game and nail art! I spy some Marta Pia but would love other recommendations from you for indie jewelers or accessories <3
Absolutely! I appreciate the kindness and I’ll talk about my rings next week!