hi! i'm molly. i like to bake, write, play music, and take photos. i recently moved from brooklyn to a farm outside of grand forks, north dakota, 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)

in the small batch column on food52

organizing my sprinkle collection

compiling my jewish and israeli food column, molly on the range, at the jewish daily forward

writing music reviews for WQXR

playing and teaching music in a variety of situations

freelancing for sites and publications like Saveurfood and wine, condé nast travelerkinfolkmodern farmerwolftree, betty crocker, and the juilliard journal

working on my first cookbook!!!! (rodale 2016 or 2017!)

recent interviews + press

saveur // blog of the year

yahoo // food blogger of the year

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

new york times // a video about lefse

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







alliums of all sorts




sweet potato tempura rolls

brussels sprouts



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

googling lesser-known grammatical devices

decorating cakes


traveling to hong kong

traveling to places besides hong kong

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

people who are sad mean judgmental clown-types

shoe shopping

doing the dishes 

putting on makeup

brushing my hair