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Okay. Moving onto today's regular programming...
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By now, you've heard tell of the beautiful new book A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg, of Orangette. But I can't resist telling you of my own love for it too. Because it's really one of those very special books. Part cookbook, part memoir, Molly weaves her recipes seamlessly into the stories of her life. Stories of love, loss, friendship and laughter. (I did lots of laughing while reading Molly's stories.)
You know how there are those people who you meet (or in this case, "meet," as we've only laid emails - not eyes - on each other), who seem so in sync with what they should be doing in their lives? Those people who have clearly landed themselves in their 'thing', and therefore...their passion, their talent and their energy just shines and radiates and seems, well, catchy?
It's a silly way to describe it, but that's what I think of when I think of Molly and the way she can tell a story. Her passion for food, for friends, for love and life...well, it's catchy. Reading her words always inspires me to do something - whether it be head to the kitchen to try out one of her recipes (so many of the ones she's shared over the years have been added to our regular repertoire), or into my studio to make something I'm excited about, or just to run and tell my husband how much I love him. Her blog posts have always done that for me (I save them for last just for that reason!), but her style just feels so very right in a book I can hold in my hands and snuggle up to read.
Molly's been on a bit of a tour with the book release, and I saw that she made macaroons (recipe in her book) to share at one of her signings. (Um, how nice is that?) Since I couldn't attend, I figured I'd make some myself - to celebrate in spirit. Alright, so maybe it was just an excuse to drizzle chocolate over some coconut and sugar. Whatever the motivation...I think Molly would get it. (and the results were delicious.)
Cheers to you, Molly! And cheers to us, for now being able to hold these treasured tales and treats in our hands (and mouths)!