I love this. And it makes me think of a favorite passage from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues:
“Perhaps a person gains by accumulating obstacles. The more obstacles set up to prevent happiness from appearing, the greater the shock when it does appear, just as the rebound of a spring will be all the more powerful the greater the pressure that has been exerted to compress it. Care must be taken, however, to select large obstacles, for only those of sufficient scope and scale have the capacity to lift us out of context and force life to appear in an entirely new and unexpected light.
For example, should you litter the floor and tabletops of your room with small objects, they constitute little more than a nuisance, an inconvenient clutter that frustrates you and leaves you irritable; the petty is mean. Cursing, you step around the objects, pick them up, knock them aside.
Should you, on the other hand, encounter in your room a nine thousand pound granite boulder, the surprise it evokes, the extreme steps that must be taken to deal with it, compel you to see with new eyes. Difficulties illuminate existence, but they must be fresh and of high quality.”
She is so wonderful, it totally breaks my heart.
@missedconnections Hooray! I am so glad you liked them. But wait, what went wrong with the zucchini ones? Lmk! Those are maybe my favorite (among other favorites).
@zeytin Couch brownies are the best brownies!
@boysplz Yes, smoky paprika-y Spanish chorizo -- thank you for asking. Though this is a very friendly recipe, I'm sure it'd be good with whatever you/anyone else prefers!
@Astronautica I just saw your comment (ok, like a half year later, but... better late than never?) and YESSSS you can totally do banana-pumpkin-chickpea bread! If you're still interested! ;) I usually do it as muffins, but the proportions are the same. This morn I made pumpkin-cardamom chickpea muffins! And the other day I made chocolate-beet ones, and before that, sour cream blueberry. I'll absolutely write up & share my basic chickpea muffin recipe asap for you. But, I will say that I ALWAYS use half chickpeas (canned or soaked/cooked), one quarter almond meal, and one quarter whole wheat (or brown rice or oat) flour. Hopefully that still appeals? More tk!
@lucy snowe Truly. I mean, I got my wedding dress at Loehmann's. Can I just say that again? MY WEDDING DRESS. $80, Calvin Klein, gorgeous. I will always remember standing in that glowy gown in the big, open Loehmann's dressing room in midtown Manhattan, surrounded by ladies in various states of undress. Oh, Loehmann's. You will be missed.
@cmeggles & yes, try the cookies! TRY THE COOKIES. Also, another Dryunuary idea for you: Sometimes I take that cookie recipe and turn it into *waffles*. Yes, it can be done.
@iximox @cmeggles - Yay, I hope you enjoy these! I'm eating one right now and it tastes like a not-cloying-sweet pineapple-coconut cake. Anyhow, YES, I definitely think light brown sugar (or any old sugar) would be great. I just haven't tried it that way because for some reason I only have weird sugar in my house right now.
@stonefruit Happy holidays to yooooou! xx