Sometimes when she's mad she crumples up paper, like a lot of it

Okay. Good weekend. Very chill.

The spice of the week is harissa, which is a delicious pepper blend that hails from North Africa, as many lovely things do. Ahem. First test, as always: how is it with eggs?


Sometimes it is hard to know what to talk about in this space because many things are very scary in a way that is sort of complicated or requires a lot of context, and I genuinely feel more exhausted than I have since the girls were babies. So today I am just going for the low-hanging fruit tree that is Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary. When asked about a 5-year-old child who had been detained away from his mother for several hours this weekend, he very sensibly replied: 

"To assume that just because of someone's age or gender or whatever that they don't pose a threat would be wrong."

Mmmmmkay thanks Sean! 

Here is my own 5-year-old child, who is admittedly kind of a handful

Yet inexplicably roams free