The subject line is from Carrie Fisher's Twitter bio. I learned of her death when I saw "Remembering Carrie Fisher" on a TV at Liuzza's, and one of the sadder things I saw later in the week was a sheaf of WizardWorld Comic Con flyers curled behind a machine or rack in a French Quarter coffee shop. The con is going on even as I type (January 6 to 8), but without Fisher, who had been listed on the top line of guests:
I also saw two murals -- one on a wall with "RIP" prominent on wall, and the other on the door of the Krewe of Chewbacchus
HQ. Friday morning, we spotted kegs being delivered for the second line parade to be led by the Leijorettes
("most ... are roller derby players").
A post I bookmarked while mentally drafting this one: TJ's goals for this year
Speaking of fighting fascists, here's what Penzeys Spices has to say
The stories of cooks, at least the way we see them, super-humanize. If it looks like you, or someone you know, are going to be standing in the way of the new administration, we need your story, and a recipe or two, and this time we can't wait until July. No doubt public school teachers will once again be on the front lines of the right's anger echo chamber, but we're thinking this time it won't be just teachers, and this is why we are asking for your help. This year, the list will be long, and we would like to get a leg up on any direction it could head. Clearly this time around the targets are the environment, immigration, gender equality, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, income inequality, and pretty much anyone who is in any way a minority in any shape or form.
If you, or someone you know, is on the front lines of one of these issues and have a good recipe or two to share, please contact us at email@example.com, and tell us a little about your background and your concerns. And please, don't think your experience needs to be dramatic, or that you need to have some sort of job title to participate. It's the every day decency of cooks that carries the day, not fame or celebrity.
And because you may well be first up on the block, if you are one of those pre-existing condition-havers that have had a brief period of almost normal life because of the Affordable Care Act, please get in touch with us right away. The people need to understand your experience. Once again, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your story, and one of our gifted and friendly writers will get in touch. Please. We all need your experience.
Speaking of cooking, last night I scooped the Meyer lemon sorbet
into smaller containers, and tonight I may proceed with this recipe for grapefruit-lemon marmalade
. First, though, there is cleaning to do, but before that, lunch (a bowlful of leftovers, plus coffee dregs perked up with cardamom [from Penzeys], ginger, cinnamon, and coriander, with hot water and almond milk refilling the mug).
What are you cooking or dreaming about this weekend, loves?This entry was originally posted at http://bronze-ribbons.dreamwidth.org/407776.html. I see comments at DW, IJ, and LJ (when notifications are working, anyway), but not on feeds.