OMG those doughnuts! Someone once told me that Canadians eat more doughnuts then any other country in the wolrd per capita. I’m Canadian and I do have a penchant for doughnuts, I mean I just can’t resist a good one. If any of you are in NYC go to Doughnut Plant (the best). Anyway I’ve never actually tried to make doughnuts, but these bad boys are kind of making me want to dive in and just try them. They look so delicious.
Hahaha I do the same thing. As if your BFF had a baby! I know people have babies all the time, but I would feel way to grown up if my bestie had a human..whoa…or me! AHHHH!!! I need like 20 of these donuts right now to calm down.
You know, I almost never feel connected to the posts that accompany the recipes on cooking blogs. I love them, but they are like – – you know, a little too someone else’s life. But not this: I was charmed, comforted, relieved to know someone is is feeling the same way I am. All that is to say, I needed to read something like this today; thank you!
Hey – de-lurking to say hang in. I’m a teacher and it’s end of quarter/term and thought yesterday it must be a full moon with all the craziness I’m dealing with/experiencing. Sometimes it’s enough to know it’s NOT JUST ME! However, the donuts sound like something to make celebrating making it through. And a glass of wine, of course! Thanks for the post and the idea
yes, yes, yes. life just seems so hard lately. and the snow flurries that i just spied outside my window almost sent me right back under my comforter. but, as spring is around the corner, so is a friends laugh, or an inside joke, or even a donut, that will snap you back into a better place. in the meantime, it is helpful to to read your words (and the other commenters) and not feel alone in these thoughts.
I made brownies yesterday, and ate the whole batch! So it seems all kinds of baked goods are in order for mood lifters:-) We can help each other remember that there is so much good happening everywhere……just gotta be on the lookout for it.
It has been a hard week. I haven’t really acknowledged this anywhere just because maybe it’s been easier not to. (Also, I always feel like something of an outsider still when crazy things happen in America, even if I live here now.) But thanks for your words. Big hugs.
Thanks for writing this. Cooking and eating and sharing and planning for the next meal are what get me through sometimes.
I made that delicious eggplant/ yogurt dip the other night from your site and it made it all better for at least a few meals.
Congrats on your new baby friend… they are handy at putting life into perspective and are so fun to feed!
Timely and fitting. It’s been hard being a person this week all over, for the reasons you cited and so many more. When do donuts not help this issue? Almost never. Thanks for the great post and delicious suggestion for coping throughout :-)
Really great post, Tim. I think I kind of take the approach that food blogs are our place of “temporarily forgetting,” so I don’t tend to acknowledge these type of really really hard but really really important things. I think you handled it extremely eloquently though. Brief and though-provoking.
Thanks for the lovely and touching post. You are not alone. Babies do a lot to heal us, thank god. And very needed this week. Katie, you are not the only one who feels like an outsider when these things happen – my America wouldn’t pass on gun control, would help poor people and immigrants, would …… My non-food advice is to not watch television news. The visuals are too much for most of us, especially as they are played over and over. Radio, maybe, or newspapers. All the best to you all.
I can’t imagine a better way of connecting the big to the small, the important to the frivolous, the overwhelming intensity of the world and being a part of it to the tiniest bite of something sweet and handmade and reassuring. Well done: the donuts and the writing.
Yes to all of this: the privilege of forgetting, getting out to make things better, love, babies, etc. But I think we’ve still got reasons for hope, like the good news there is, and donuts. Thanks for your wisdom and beautiful words as always.
So, so good, Tim. There’s no way to explain it and I think there’s nothing wrong with taking some time to focus on donuts. Because really, it’s more than the donut – it’s sharing, it’s taking the time to create something beautiful and that brings you and others around you great joy. And that, I think is one of the best things we can do.
Thanks for your words.
Thank you for our words today and articulating the tension of the horrible occurrences in the world and the need for family and comforting food and acknowledging the pressing need for action and standing up to this insanity. Thank you!
Tim, I’m in my beloved Boston. I’m literally watching live coverage of police who have the 19 year old bombing suspect cornered under a boat. It’s incredible. And scary. And surreal. And while his acts four days ago were despicable, I can’t help think that this is a 19 year old kid…who is injured and will be killed either by police or by his own hand very shortly, or spend the rest of his life in jail. And then I think there are people and kids who live this violence and stress every day who live in neighborhoods across Amercafar less fortunate than mine. I’m rambling…
Anyways, I choose to let this week show me the very best of humanity, of kindness, og generosity in action. People’s selfless acts of bravery and kindness have brought me to tears, and my chest burst with pride to be part of this amazing city. I was so scared after 9/11, but the palpable kindness in Boston this week fuels me with resolve and determination to live every moment of my life go the fullest. And, your doughnut post brought that into focus for me.
I agree. Keep being aewsome.
I’m sorry, did you say “donut issue”? I was going to comment on how, yes, sometimes I too have those “help, I’m alive” moments. But now I’ve got to go get a copy of Saveur. Maybe next time we can get all existential.
Thank you so much for this post, for so so many reasons. It is heartening to know that there are people everywhere who will keep on keeping on in their own little corner of the world, just as I am trying to keep on keeping on in mine. My area of making things better involves teaching wee children how to play the cello, and keeping the symphonic works of both old and new composers alive. (I will also be glad to offer you a hand if America gets it wrong with their vote. Candice for the win!!!!)
Lovely post. I’ve been feeling a bit down all week and couldn’t put my finger on it. It’s amazing the power of the collective unconscious. It’s been a rough week in the U.S. But at the very least, people are feeling something and connected in some way, even if it’s in a kind of sad and confused way. There is some hope in that…
Thank you. Reading this now soothed my tired heart. Loved the tiny emphasis on the bad words. Agree about Fb. Baked all day to feel like I had done something good in the world. Thank you and to all who blog about being kind with baking. Cookies and cakes certainly do make the world go round, and if there were more, perhaps the world would be a little less evil. Heard today from a pastor in Boston that evil provokes good. I would like a little less provocation. Please.
Thanks for sharing the donut recipe! I made them with my husband this Sunday (who loves old fashioned donuts) so that we could spend some time together having fun and enjoying the little moments of life. I can’t wait to make this for a brunch party or just for fun another time. Be well and have a great week!
I live these same feelings every single day. I sometimes feel so cynical about the whole blogging world, but I don’t feel that way about this post because I ask myself these very same questions all the time. Thank you for sharing your insight and lets hope that the change we want/need will someday come, but know that we can eat doughnuts in the mean time : )