Good morning friends!
Welcome to the last Sunday of January. Was that an epically long month or was it Christmas just one blink ago? When I can’t get a handle on time, I click back to a year ago this week in our Sunday posts to check in with myself (to check in with us, really). I went back to Let It Be Sunday 306, dated January 24, 2021 and honestly gosh, it scrambled my brain even more. We’re just a year into a Biden presidency? A SINGLE YEAR? HOW EVEN? Ok well that little time machine didn’t help to clear things up for me but last year’s best advice still holds true: eat chips.
Ok here’s what I know to be true this week. I’ve got my feet on the ground. They’re socked and slippered, and I am taking those feet and putting one in front of the other literally every day so that’s blessing number 1. I put my little kitchen altar right in front of me here at my makeshift dining room table desk and it’s stacked with tokens and picture of people I love which feels grounding and good. I went for my first run in a long while and my body said “this should be a walk”. I went for a walk. Everyday this week got warmer, thank goodness. A wet-cold New Orleans is far more difficult for me than a wet-hot summer.
I’m away in Texas this weekend to recharge and hold hands with Will. The offering this week is below. Take what you need and pay time little. It’s Sunday. I’m so glad we’re here together.
• I’ll read anything Dave Eggers writes and I’ll also read any piece written about actual jetpacks? This is important: Dave Eggers on jetpacks and the enigma of solo flight (The Guardian)
• I find the Supreme Court so fascinating and as it becomes increasingly politicized I’m waaay less of a fan girl but still curious (read: concerned). This hits: The Deep Irony of Stephen Breyer’s Bare-Knuckled Exit From the Supreme Court (Slate)
• In case you need to hear this: Art Should Be a Habit, Not a Luxury. This was an important read for me. (The Atlantic)
• Martha Stewart has been struck by lightning three times because she’s just that powerful and who are we to argue with her? Also, she’s 80. Shake that one off. I could never…. but I sure am going to try. (TheKitchn)
• Here’s my next Louisiana food road trip. (Nola.com)
• Escape into other people’s houses if you need a daydream but also need to stay on the couch: Cup of Jo’s many home tours.
• I always waaaaant to cook more salmon in my week but something about having a piece of salmon in my fridge just sucks all of the dinner inspiration of out me. It’s clearly a ridiculous mental block but this recipe from Epicurious for a Yogurt and Spice Roasted CUBED Salmon has all of the caramelized crispy bits I want for my dinner.
• Scrolled past Donal Skehan’s One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Pie and stopped in my tracks. Recipe is in the caption and I think we all should. (Instagram)
• I’m working on a recipe for small-batch eclairs for you to make for Valentine’s Day and if you’re keen to make them with me and do it up right you’ll need a pastry bag, a French Star piping tip, and this filling tip. (Amazon)
• Here’s an album to put on today: Joy Oladokun in defense of my own happiness album (Spotify)
• This week on Joy the Baker we put some real work in on carrot cake with this The Perfect Carrot Cake recipe and 5 Tips To Make Better Cream Cheese Frosting.
• Taylor Jenkins Reid sexy summer book, Malibu Rising, is getting me through these cold winter nights I spend in a hot hot hot mineral salt bath. (Powell’s, Amazon)
• There are precious few strawberry necklaces left in my very sweet collaboration with Delicacies! The silver necklaces are ready for immediate shipment (think: Valentine’s Day!) but the rosegold and gold will ship at the end of February! Code joythebaker15 is still available site wide (think: this lil’ ravioli necklace!)
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, friends!
My love to you!
I also think chips is always a good idea :D
I wanted to thank you for the mention of oofos shoes a few weeks ago. Yes they are ugly but sooooo comfy. Ive been wearing a pair of Dansko at home in my kitchen for years (always wearing Comrad compression socks too) but these are so lightweight they are a great alternative! Thank you so much.
Hey, Joy! I ordered a Rose Gold necklace and received it last week. It is beautiful! Love the collab and charity!!!???
January flew by for me! I need more time. How are we already a month into this year I am still not ready for?
I read Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Malibu Rising a few months ago. I really enjoyed it! I also enjoyed her book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo which has a little easter egg cross over. I need to read more of her stuff.
Also wow, Martha Stewart LITERALLY got struck by lightning three times. I thought it was figurative speech. I think Martha is a total badass! And I have only loved her more after she started working with Snoop Dogg.
Always love your Sunday posts! Thank you for always uplifting my spirits!
Thank you for this cozy home you make for us all here in the wilds of the internet, Joy! Malibu Rising in a mineral bath sounds GREAT! Thanks for the inspiration as always.
Just IMO from recent loss of most important family member (not covid – cancer). If you live away from those you love, please please rethink about making a change. Consider maybe sooner rather than later. Josh Groban said it best: a breath away’s not far from where you are — hope I have that right, sorry, lately I just cannot listen to that song so I didn’t put the quote in quotes. Anyway, thinking that further than a breath is too far. That goes for four-legged as well as the others. Be. Where they are.
Malibu Rising? Ugh. But that’s ok – you do you! lol
Good morning Joy
Happy Sunday. Every Sunday your wonderful diary to all of us starts my day and have been reading them from almost the beginning. I had a sudden thought. Have you considered making a book out of these Sunday thoughts and musings? I would definitely love it. Anyways. Big hugs and thank you!
I got my sweet lil strawberry in the mail last week – instantly fell in love with it!
Also, that album by Joy Oladokun is gonna be blasting this morning. Fill the room with lavender and her voice. ?
Question: did you also see Martha did a collaboration with the wine 19 Crimes? I walked right into a full size Martha cutout display and she is full on CELEBRATING her time in the clink. That woman is… unreal. A force. I find myself asking: what could possibly be left on her bucket list?