Here are some facts.
My kitchen is in boxes around my feet and I can’t tell which end is up. It took me twenty minutes to unearth a bowl yesterday and then the scones that came from that bowl were just ‘eh’. And I don’t have it in me to rework them today. Or tomorrow. I put the bowl away.
Stan I believe has a hair ball that is stuck somewhere and I just force fed him a bit of Vaseline. Well, I bought the generic at CVS, so let’s call it what it is, petroleum jelly. He was none too happy with me and is currently back under my bed, pissed off. I learned this works from WebMD for pets. I made it to CVS only after I talked myself off the ledge of a possible esophageal tumor. Damn Internet.
So since my baking mojo is boxed up with the rest of my kitchen and I am living between two spaces for the next two weeks and life is just happening at turbo speed…this space is gonna be sparse on recipes and heavy on links. Because when I am not packing, I am soothing myself with the Internet (minus WebMD) and mass amounts of Grey’s Anatomy (and soon to be Gilmore Girls!).
Joy tells us which cookbooks to purchase for Fall 2014. Holy smokes, have people been busy!!
Eating: A Manifesto. Thanks to Molly for bringing this article to my attention. Can we make a pact to stop the torment and eat the damn brownie. We are doing damage and passing this awful habit onto our daughters and granddaughters and nieces. Stop the madness!
Lexicon of Sustainability’s, Douglas Gayeton continues to inspire. Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America. While I haven’t read the book (it’s on my list), I did listen to this podcast and well, when we know better we do better?
Along the same lines…The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food. We NEED to do more than just farm to table…a phrase my grandparents would gawf at since that is how they lived each day of their lives.
Molly and her badass self made not one, but TWO loaves of challah this past week. When my kitchen gets unpacked in two weeks – watch out! She is killing it and because of her I bought clear vanilla extract yesterday when I shouldn’t be buying anything more to just be putting in boxes later this week.
Can you solve this riddle?
Speaking of quotes, Tracy is recycling photos with her new series of And I quote.
It is HONEYCRISP APPLE season. I know, they are super expensive and you are wondering if apples that are 2.99 a pound (or more ) is really worth it and I am here to tell you, YES. Absolutely, 100% worth every penny. Jessica understands. She totally gets it.
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee...I binged. I suggest you do the same. My favorites include Tina Fey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Louis C.K.. Sarah Silverman, and the Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks...they seriously eat dinner together every night!!
It’s the journey not the final destination. It’s the months of training not the race. Living an exceptional life is about the slow and steady of each day – praying for faithfulness over success. Doing small things with great passion. Mother Teresa nailed it.