my favorite little ritual: every afternoon, whenever i want, i eat one piece of dark chocolate. it's called chocolate o'clock. i make sure i have plenty of chocolate at all times in case i have visitors during chocolate o’clock or in case if by some time/space continuum magic illusion dreaminess chocolate o’clock occurs twice in one day. which it does. often. and it's the perfect little bit of joy and caffeine to boost me out of any afternoon lull that may occur. 

lately i’ve been a sucker for mast brothers bars. their wrappers are so pretty and they often punctuate special occasions for eggboy and me: i like dropping them in his tip jars at shows, he got me the stumptown coffee one for valentine’s day, and there is no better way out of the dog house* than with a brooklyn blend in hand. {we also once spent a lovely afternoon tasting allllll of the chocolate at the mast brothers shop in williamsburg. i highly recommend doing this.}

*eggboy doesn't actually ever get placed in the dog house. or the puppy house. this is just a preemptive statement in case he ever, i don't know, forgets my three-quarters birthday. 

another favorite chocolate {for when i run low on mast brothers or if there haven't been any recent special occasions that warrant spending $8 on a bar} is trader joe’s stone ground chocolate. i loooove the grainy texture of it and the compact round shape.


for you, those happy little moments

one might happen the second you wake up and realize you can go back to sleep,
or in the instant before you bite into a croque monsieur or a marzipan truffle. 
you might experience one as you're painting your nails sparkly gold or watching football on a snowy afternoon or when three of your internet friends retweet you.
maybe all it will take is a smile or a dumpling or a pretty colored door,
maybe it won't happen until after something sad has passed.
it might happen when you're chopping vegetables and accidentally drop an onion on the floor and realize that you must pick it up immediately otherwise your doggies might eat it. {because that means you're at home, cooking with mum!}

whatever your happy little moments may be {even if they involve bananas or political conversations}, i wish you extra ones this holiday!!

happy holidays, everyone!!!

i'll soon be headed home to chicago. see you after a little break of dumpling parties and gingerbread house-making!

love and bagels,


the above photos were taken in my neighborhood and they're part of a little post i did for brooklyn exposed. check out more of them here.

happy beans

{from the governor's island 20s party. some people didn't get the memo to dress-up.}

yesterday i inched closer to coming to terms with the fact that many of my close friends are soon moving or have recently moved away from the city. and that brooklyn is quite far from many of those that are left. it was a sad day and there were lots of frowns. 

so today i will begin the day with a happy list.

1. the dharma at big sur
2. perhaps a matzoh taste test party is in my future
3. through the grapevine i heard: "i just want to eat cake and eggs with molly yeh, you know?" yes. i will absolutely eat cake and eggs with you.
4. tomato season
5. an opera i am very much looking forward to performing this fall is on this list, right above a concert that my pops is playing.
6. very special people will be visiting town this weekend!
7. donny gave me a muffin tin and i intend to soon make lemon poppyseed muffins. 
8. bike rides
9. my new heroes of the torah drinking glasses
10. lost in the trees garden
11. butter dish shopping