In a normal world it would be the big Mardi Gras weekend and gosh what I wouldn’t give to dance in the streets with the entire city! Will and I rode bikes around town this afternoon (cold… toooooo cold) to look at the houses decorated as floats. I have glitter on my face and Baileys in my coffee thermos and we’ve still got the spirit!
How are you this Sunday? Cold? I feel like the entire country is cold. Please do something cozy today. Make soup? A batch of cookies? A cup of tea? It’s the little things these days. Oh! Happy Valentine’s Day, too!
The offering this week is below. As always, take only what you need.
• This read broke my heart this week. The ripples of the pandemic reach all of us differently, deeply. The loneliness of an interrupted adolescence. (The Washington Post)
• This week’s long read: A Kingdom From Dust. I haven’t finished yet but it’s a wild ride of nuts, land, water and wealth. (The California Sunday Magazine)
• Your Husband Cheated. Should You Be Able To Sue His Mistress? My jaw dropped open. You have to read this one. (Elle)
• I loved these words from Krystal Mack, “It was Ntozake Shange who said, “It is possible to begin a phrase with a word and end with a gesture.” Cooking and baking are my gestures. We can use our cooking and baking skills to share the story of our interconnectedness as Black people of the African diaspora, and we can do this in a way that is endlessly nourishing on a physical, spiritual, and emotional level.” Reclaiming my joy of baking thanks to black women. (King Arthur Flour)
• How Dale Johnson – Tech Worker by Day, Polo Player by Night – Eats for a Week. This is so unique and I LOVE Sunny. I love her. (The Kitchn)
• This week I spoke at the Cherry Bombe membership meeting and I’m so thankful. Every time I do a Cherry Bombe event I’m introduced to the most lovely and inspiring fellow food ladies. I highly recommend a Cherry Bombe membership if you’re a lady trying to connect with other food ladies. At this month’s membership meeting I was introduced to LA’s Lady and Larder, a bodega and cheese counter that also ships really lovely curated food gifts.
• Pass the pimento cheese for these Pecan Cheese Wafers ( Saveur)
• I very much wish to eat Vanilla Sugar Coated Peanuts. (Food 52)
• Strangely enough, I’m not suggest that we make this cake because after a scroll of the ingredients list it seems like it might take a day and a half to assemble. BUT I do suggest you put your eyes upon this picture of this Heaven and Hell Cake. Just that might be enough. (Saveur)
• I have my eye on this book: How Wild Things Are by Analiese Gregory (Book Larder)
Have a wonderful Sunday!
My love to you!
Even if I’m quite late, I’ve enjoyed so much these reads!
Love your collections of “things we read”…as a mom of a teen who’s life has been totally upended by the pandemic…I loved The Washington Post article, ANYONE that loves a teen, please read it.
Thanks for sharing that joy, I wouldn’t have read it without your suggestion.