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)
• 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!