hi! i'm molly. i like to bake, write, play music, and take photos. i recently moved from brooklyn to a farm on the north dakota-minnesota border, where my husband is a fifth-generation farmer. the farm life is pretty swell: i get to make big tasty farm lunches, hang out with my little flock of chickens, and pickle everything without getting labeled a hipster. (although i'm sorta hipster anyway...)

i graduated from juilliard with a degree in percussion but during my time in new york, i fell wildly in love with food. i am currently working in both food and music and it is so much fun!

i've documented my life in journals since the day i could write, and since 2009, this blog has been an extension of that. most of my posts include recipes inspired by my jewish and asian roots and my new midwestern surroundings, bits about life around the farm, or tales from adventures near and far

thanks for stopping by!!!!!

other places you may find me


on a tractor (i don't actually drive it, i just go and hang out with my husband)

working on my first cookbook!! (rodale, fall 2016!)

organizing my sprinkle collection

playing and teaching music in a variety of situations

freelancing for sites and publications like Saveurfood and winefood52, condé nast traveler, vanity fair, the jewish daily forwardwqxr, kinfolkmodern farmerwolftree, betty crocker, and the juilliard journal



soft gingerbread sandwich cookies // kerrygold + food network and hgtv

lefse // new york times

las vegas dining // saveur

maker talk // apartment therapy



recent interviews + press


saveur // blog of the year

yahoo // food blogger of the year

food and wine // winter cooking

new york magazine's grub street // grub street diet

new york magazine's the cut // "i like this bitch's life"

huffington post // a week in the life of me!

apartment therapy // top 10 under 40

better homes and gardens // best everyday eats blog

yahoo // on cake, music, and wedding food

food52 // on photography and food blogging

food & wine // on north dakota and food

cococakeland // sugar crush  

eat in my kitchen // on juilliard and sandwiches

my darling lemon thyme // on blogging and food

zeit magazin // idk, it's all in german :/

get the gloss // on blogging, food, and travel

of a kind // on farm life and other fun things

fresh style // on all sorts of fun things

life & co // on all sorts of fun things

paper/plates // on books and food


here are some lists:

most favorite foods





white bread








alliums of all sorts



sweet potato tempura rolls


black sesame things

macaroni and cheese

chicago pizza

new york pizza


pistachio ice cream


pigs in blankets


least favorite foods




things i enjoy always

spending time with eggboy and my friends and my fammie

decorating cakes

looking at sheepdog instagram


finding the best bakeries

playing music in contemporary operas and rock bands

playing the triangle and slap stick and mahler box

wearing fluffy socks (sometimes with birkenstocks)


things i enjoy sometimes


tap dancing


social medias

talking about percussion

thinking about politics


things i enjoy pretty much never

small talk

shoe shopping

doing the dishes 

putting on makeup

brushing my hair