Currently coveting: The Eva Solo Grating Bucket. (If only not so $$$$!)
Teacher of the year. (I’ve probably watched this fifty times.)
The smart folks at Bon Appetit have launched a new website called Healthyish, devoted to people who want to eat well without deprivation. (Aka, uh, everybody?) Check it out or follow them on instagram.
A dozen Five-Ingredient Dinners.
Why did time seem to go slower when we were children? How is it that we’re more productive when we have too much to do whereas when we have all the time in the world we seem to get nothing done? And, as the old saw goes, Why do the days go slow but the years go fast? These and other pressing questions about Time all addressed in Why Time Flies, by National Book Award finalist Alan Burdick. (Listen to his NPR interview for a teaser.)
Podcast of the Week: Crimetown. It’s like Goodfellas, but real. I AM OBSESSED!
Netflix Mini Series of the Week: Nobel. a thriller that follows a Norwegian special ops team during the war in Iraq. WOWOWOWOWOW. (Shout-out to my Dad for the rec.)
Oldie but goodie Antipasto Salad from Smitten Kitchen is on next week’s dinner line-up.
So is this Greek-style Chicken with Potatoes from Marley Spoon. (Is it dinnertime yet?)
My friend Matt, a physician who specializes in autism, is joining forces with some colleagues to start a camp in Maine for kids with autism and social communication challenges. It’s called Camp Alsing and looks beautiful. Please spread the word to parents who might be interested.
Locals: Hang out with mega-bestselling author Sophie Kinsella on Tuesday, February 7 when she launches her new book at the Barnes & Noble concept store in Eastchester.
Party Trick of the Week: In December, we had our friends Jodi and Fred over for dinner and I told them to bring dessert. She brought all the ingredients for these, baked them while we were eating, then blew all of our minds. (Funny side note: I edited the recipe when I was at Real Simple at least a hundred years ago, but had never made it. That’s gonna change!)
My gifted-and-talented neighbor Carolyn opened the sweetest Etsy shop.
If you want your kids to understand what America — and the idea of America — means to people around the world, let me remind you about this book. (Ages 9+)
Can’t get this tweet out of my small brain.
The kindle version of Dinner: The Playbook, my book that chronicles cooking thirty brand new dinners for thirty straight days when my kids were 4 and 5, is on sale right now for $1.99. THAT’S TWO BUCKS FOR ANYONE COUNTING.
Have a great weekend. xx