Hello my dearhearts.
How are you holding up? I just took a big deep exhale just posing that question. I’m ok. You’re ok. All of us are doing our best for ourselves and for the people around (but far away) from us. Those are truths we can carry with us today.
How are you staying connected? I’ve had a few FaceTime happy hours with friends. I’ve had faraway porch hangs with a few friends. I’ve waved at everyone I pass walking down the street. I mean wow… y’all we’re friendlier than ever. Is this us truly realizing how much we need one anther? Ok ok message received.
The offering this week is below. Take only what feels good to you. Spoiler, there is a chocolate cake recipe down there that’s definitely feel-good and I really need you to make it at least once. Ok. Here we go:
• I got tears in my eyes just reading this headline. It hit the nail right on the head: That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief. (Harvard Business Review via Ann Friedman)
• We really don’t love this: New Orleans emerges as next corona virus epicenter. It’s scary stuff (understatement). (MSN)
• I found this to be both reasonable and helpful: Food Safety and Coronavirus a comprehensive guide. (Serious Eats)
• What follows here and below are two fantastic reads from The Cut. It’s Complicated: Eating For Two. (The Cut)
• Have you read Samantha Irby? Please enjoy The Worst Friend Date I Ever Had. (The Cut)
• This week on the old Instagram I made one single molten chocolate cake and here’s the recipe for you. It’s in my first cookbook and I’ll tell ya, stands the test of time (especially in this time of maybe solo isolation and limited ingredients). (Joy the Baker)
• Here’s 20 ways to turn a baked potato into dinner thankyouverymuch. (The Kitchn)
• What I’m listening to: a lot of PJ Morton. (Spotify)
• What I’m watching: everyone is watching Tiger King and I’ll catch up… but I finally watched Bird Box and it was a solid scare. (YouTube)
• We have 20 spots left in the upcoming Bakehouse Live class on Cinnamon Rolls. We had so much fun making biscuits this weekend. You can sign up and bake live with me or watch it on your own time as a recording. And don’t worry – more classes will be offered soon! (Eventbrite)
• My favorite New Orleans jewelers are having a sitewide 25% off sale! See: Porter Lyons. (Porter Lyons)
• There are some good reads in our post from one year ago this week: Let It Be Sunday, 215! (Joy the Baker)
• What cozy things are you in the kitchen making? May I add this Chicken and Pumpkin Dumplings to your list? I suspect, if you look hard enough, there’s a tin of canned pumpkin towards the back of your pantry. (Joy the Baker)
• Heads up – we’re absolutely doing this: 5 Vegetables You Can Regrow Indoors With Just Water and Sunlight. (Food52)
That’s all for today.
Be well. My love to you.
Thank you one time more!
Hey there, Joy.
Thanks for your always thoughtful posts, ideas and recipes. They are much appreciated.
In return, here is something to lift your spirits. This group used to be called Pub Choir which met in Melbourne (Australia). Temporarily called Couch Choir. Here is the premise and the link. Enjoy!
A few days ago we asked the internet to stop misery scrolling for a moment, and to sing with us!Over 1000 people from 18 countries submitted a video of their performance of “Close To You”
Beth Baus Connaway
Thank you for the heads up on the Porter Lyons sale. I just ordered Mother’s’ Day presents!
I too read too late missed the cinnamon roll class – please do more classes. I’m scared for all of you in Louisiana my husband went to Tulane we lived in Metairie & it was wonderful. Great people food – please know your in our hearts & prayers.
Question are you going to get on the sourdough train? Would love to follow along if you do. Starter sold out in lots of places.
King Arthur is selling flour 2 bag limit BUT delays I ordered twice first order came Friday they were out of most everything but I found some pastry, pizza flour & purchased yeast apparently it’s also hard to find. I can’t find pinto beans dry anywhere – need to go along for Mexican food.
Hope your family is safe & healthy in California & you take care of yourself your needed loved by all of us bakers after all we are a family of sorts.
Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. It is pretty dicey down here. And no. :) I’m not on the sourdough train but I’m enjoying seeing everyone’s bread! Hope you’re well!
I do have canned pumpkin, but I’m kind of saving it in case I want to bake something and have no eggs. Silly, perhaps, as I also have applesauce for that purpose. And flax seeds.
That’s a good idea for the pumpkin!
The article, That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief, sure hit home. I found the suggestions the author provided were helpful as well as comforting. Thank you for sharing!
Take care of yourself, Joy!
Read this post later than usual. Missed a chance to make cinnamon rolls with you. It’s sold out ??. Good cause. Have fun.
It is sold out but we’re working on a virtual pie making class in mid-April!
No flour in Charleston – baking on hold! Who is hoarding the flour and TP? Please stop!
I live in a small town in upstate New York and no flour here either! We have less than one bag left :(.
Have you tried contacting a bakery? I saw a snippet of an article about that possibility.
That’s hardly fair. I think you can order online from King Arthur Flour!
I just signed up for your cinnamon roll class. I’m excited! See you next Friday! xo “Leeza”
So glad you’ll be there!
Thank you! I really appreciated the article on grief and food safety. I am looking forward to trying the chocolate cake and signed up for the cinnamon roll class!
See you Friday.
Since eggs are now the new toilet paper, would you publish more recipes like your cupcake recipe this past week? I cannot go shopping and so far I cannot get eggs through on line deliveries. I had planned to bake a lot during our isolation, but eggs are in short supply. And what do you think about powdered eggs? thank you and take care of yourself. Your recipes are the best.
I will do my best, Linda! Stay well!