citrus mini cakes + friday links

we moved to the farm yesterday! (i moved to a farm!!!!!!!) it feels so grown-upish and exciting and weird and fantastic. two years ago, if you would have told me that i'd be moving to the farm of that quiet trombone player with the mozart tattoos, i would have lol-ed so loud. and also two years ago, if you would have told me that there exists a land without traffic and a quality of life the size of texas that i would soon be calling home, i would have called you a liar and ordered another bagel.

the farm welcomed us with a purple-pink sky and a few bits of yummy rain. we slept in the guest room, on our king-sized mattress plopped onto the queen-sized bed, because there's still a lot of work to be done on the house. we need floors, mainly. i also need to learn how to navigate the basement so i don't feel the need to store all of my fondue pots right in the kitchen.

the great news is: we have kitchen shelves with a custom cutout for my kitchen-aid, i have a baking station complete with a cookie cutter drawer (but food coloring is invited), and we've officially labeled our two main rooms the parlor and the studio because after 27 years eggboy still does not know the difference between a living room and a family room.

this open shelving thing has got me on a hunt for cute bottles for my vinegars and little jars for my sprinkles. any ideas???

i have some citrus mini cakes up on betty crocker today, just in time to celebrate! they were so much fun to create because i had a reason to buy every piece of citrus from the store. the layers in the recipe are lemon, lime, and grapefruit, and they're held together with a bit of lemon curd, but really any combination of citrus will do. get the recipe for these cakes here.

i am off to spend the day unpacking! but first, some links...

friday links


this is highbrow/brilliant, also my next halloween costume

you know why i love the internet? because it shows you how to replicate the holy grail of drunk foods so you can have it in places that are not new york city, for example, a farm

if t.r.l. could come back with more videos like this i would watch it every day with handi-snacks and dunkaroos

swirly bread with red bean paste!!!

lemon, lavender, and earl grey mini cakes and mini mini cakes!!!

the milk carton kids live on npr is a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon in your jammies.

it's my savory crepe cake dreams come true

despite all of my halva failures, i think i would be delighted to attempt this semolina halva

oh this is what i can do with that dukkah that's been lying around

this week i enjoyed tom brosseau's tiny desk concert, especially the long part about marilyn haggerty

i want to crust all of the things in salt, but first, these potatoes

these photos, ohmygah