Hi friends! Good Sunday morning to you. Let’s breathe it in. Let’s take a moment for ourselves.
I had a bit of a cry last Friday. It was the sort of cry that starts off about one thing (I was sad about the passing of Justice Ginsburg because it’s hard to lose a great American) and then I was just crying about all that we’ve lost this year. I’m not much of a crier but I feel especially torn apart by the news cycle and our current reality.
And yet here we are, on a Sunday where the sun shines and the coffee is hot. I’ve spend another week trying to be a good friend, a good daughter, a thoughtful sister, a decent gardener, a cuddly cat mom, an enthusiastic baking teacher, and an active citizen. I spent another Saturday teaching a BakeAway class (we made potato rolls and homemade butter) with my strong but mighty Bakehouse team and an aggressive amount of screens and flour (pictured above). We’re just going to keep going and stop to scream a bit if we need to.
The offering this week is below. Take only what you need.
• “Criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief. And that is, that is true here. But my heart breaks for the loss of Miss Taylor.” The limits of law. (AP)
• I feel anxious about how we get through this election and how we get through this winter but time will pass and it’s to us to be steady and alert, alive and kind: How We Survive the Winter. (The Atlantic)
• The Race to Redesign Sugar. This makes me…. I dunno, tired. (The New Yorker)
• “If a person gets hot during quarantine and no one’s around to see it, are they actually hot?” The answer is yes, my friends. Also, UGH literally HOW!? Some people are getting hotter than the pandemic. How dare they? (The Washington Post)
• A neighbor asked for a tomato. This is where the story gets weird. This story is dark and honesty is feels like a New Orleans moment, too. (The Washington Post)
• Our friend Karlee made this Peanut Butter Crunch Cake that reminds me of a peanut butter version of Texas Sheet Cake and I am here for it. (Olive and Artisan)
• Please tuck me in here and say nightnight: King Ranch Casserole. (Texas Monthly)
• Cozy: Chicken and Pumpkin Dumplings (Joy the Baker)
• Have you pre-ordered what is sure to be THE BEST PIE BOOK EVER WRITTEN by our friend Erin McDowell? The Book on Pie. When you pre-order you get an extra entire chapter of the book (because Erin is an endless wealth of knowledge on pie and her editors had to cut so much) so… ya know, join me in this pre-order.
• A few of you have asked about the apron above and I’ll tell ya – it’s my favorite linen apron that wears well folded over halfway AND drapes really nicely if you wear it as a full apron. It’s our Bakehouse apron in partnership with Not Perfect Linen and you can get the best apron here!
• Correct, you will catch me in this Seemore Sausage sweatshirt truly all fall. (Goldbelly)
• It’s official – we need to figure out some sort of snack pen pal chain. (Eater)
My love to you today and tomorrow and the next!
photo above by pal Trevor Ekanger.