No one awake but us|
On the night we got there, when we checked in, the lady at the front desk wrote out the wifi network and password on the corner of a pad of paper, ripped it free, and handed it to me. I slid it into my phone case, so that I wouldn’t lose it, an...
Monday, February 08, 2016
That January thing
Split pea, the ugliest soup! The food whose appearance most closely approximates toxic waste water! The miraculous substance capable of making a home kitchen feel like a military chow hall! Capable of making a person who has never used the words R...
Friday, January 29, 2016
I’ve spent half of the past week sitting on the couch with a cold-y, not-at-school three-year-old, attempting to work while holding my neck cocked to the right at a 45-degree angle because she wants to hold a hank of my hair and smell it while ...
Friday, January 15, 2016
On esoteric fruit
I first tasted quince the first time I had dinner with my first editor, an exceedingly kind, thoughtful woman of whom I nonetheless was terrified, because she was very New York Publishing World, and because she was my first editor. She had let me cho...
Saturday, January 09, 2016
This post is to point out something that, well, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already noticed: Orangette, the old gal, got a facelift. The feel of this site is important to me, as I know it is to you, and I hope you’ll fin...
Monday, December 14, 2015
I come to you today for three reasons: 1) it is so windy outside this morning that my entire house will shortly be carried away (to Oz, I hope) and I want to leave you something to remember me by; 2) there is a fat, freshly baked loaf of banana bread...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Doop dee doo
A couple of years ago, late one winter morning, we were out running errands in the neighborhood, and we stopped into La Carta de Oaxaca, on Ballard Avenue, for an early lunch. June was still in a high chair and not yet fully proficient at ch...
Friday, December 04, 2015
This one goes out to my friend Natalie. One night early last month, she and hers were over for dinner, and I'd made an applesauce cake with caramel glaze for dessert, and she has been patiently waiting for me to post the recipe ever since. In the int...
Friday, November 06, 2015
Last night I got to spend some time with my friend Sam. We hadn't hung out, just the two of us, for a while - maybe not since June was born, if I really think about it. Sometime in the next month, Sam will become a dad. We've somehow been friends for...
Friday, October 23, 2015
On short notice
It's hard to start a post when I'm bored with the photograph(s) I have for it. The alternate title for this post shall be "A Life Fraught with Difficulty, by Molly Wizenberg."I am never, however, bored with beans.I don't remember how I first learned ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015