Can we talk about garlic cloves for a second? Not like, the flavor or anything, but the actual clove size, and the b.s. morphing of shrivelment that occurs over a short amount of time.
I always think about asking you about this when I’m IN the kitchen, frustrated as pathetic slivers of wimpy cloves slip through my fingers. Where have all the GUTSY CLOVES gooooooone? (yippie-iiii yippie-aaaay, yippie-iiii, yippie-aaaay.)
My question is, have you ever noticed how when you buy a head of garlic, the cloves are luscious, full, girthy? (<–sorry) And then by day 4 or 5 or whatever, the cloves have somehow septetified (<–I have no idea) into millions of puny little jokes of cloves? What sort of evil trick is nature playing on me here? I tried googling it and didn’t find a single thing in the entire three seconds I looked.
What life hack am I missing? Are there any tricks to keeping the cloves thick and stubby? I’ll do a dang voodoo dance for chubby cloves, you know I will.
NO-KNEAD BREAD. I’m totally jumping on the (very very old yet popular again right now this second today) bandwagon. (Also, I just typed bangwagon on accident. I think I just started a new thing. It may be questionable and mildly disturbing, but I think I like it. so.)
This bread! Have you tried it? A couple of weekends ago I had dinner with some friends of mine, one of whom made this fantastic no-knead bread. It’s four ingredients. It’s the easiest thing on the planet. A four-year old could make it. So I made it. AND IT IS BEYOND.
It’s Mark Bittman’s recipe, and we all know the man is brilliant, so we also know this bread will stand true. And it does. BOY it does. I added fresh rosemary from our garden and I don’t think I’ll ever rightly be the same. It’s a 24-hour deal, but most of it’s unattended. You bake the bread in a dutch oven! Isn’t that neat? I hereby declare I’m going to make this bread every single weekend for the rest of ever.
Thank you and goodbye.
SOOO, this has been one of the craziest weeks, if not the craziest (besides giving birth to her tiny human), for one of my closest friends, Sarah. I’ve talked about her and her daughter Iris (also known as Natalie’s bee eff) tons of times on this here blog. Well, if you live on this planet, chances are you’ve seen the wildly popular story about Sarah throwing Iris a CVS-themed birthday party for her most recent birthday. It is so crazy, Buzzfeed posted the story Monday morning, and just like that it spread like wildfire. IT.WENT.VIRAL. Our entire group of friends sat back in awe as the day unfolded, as more and more big-time publications, TV stations and online journals reached out to share it. It even got so much attention that frickin’ BRITNEY SPEARS shared it on her Facebook page. WAT.
My friends are legit famous, you guys. It’s been fun to watch it all explode this week. Go, Sarah! Go, Iris! Go Siris?
So no story will trump that last one, but this is pretty cute. (and not a paid endorsement, just plain fun to share)
Chronicle Books sent me and the babes a huge survival kit care package on how to prepare for DAYLIGHT SAVINGS WHICH IS IN A WEEK WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAAAAN? Sorry to scream. It was a pretty smart and well thought-out package, I have to say. Fresh coffee beans (win), a coffee mug (win), three books about going to freaking sleep (triple win), Advil (hahahah), little fridge magnets (cute), and a Pottery Barn Kids gift card! Hello, yes. I never shop there, but I’m shhhhur I’ll find sumpin’. Thanks, C-Books!
Also, DST in one week. How? Why? I’m writing a letter to congress.
We’re going to be joining the masses and cheering our Royals on. ( I say “our” since I live here. I’m not some gross sports loon or something.) Oh! We got the kiddies’ Halloween costumes all figured out. I’m afraid to give you a hint because I’m positive you’ll guess it. But here goes: color pattern.
Okay so yeah, about those garlic cloves…?