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)
• 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)
• 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.