Pasta, popcorn, micro chervil, Michelle Obama

Letters from Rob

A helpful piece of self-care advice Gabby and I have enjoyed: Schedule something together (anything!) in advance, like live zoom classes or a board game night or a dance class on Steezy (underrated app of the year). Our movie night (turn down the AC, pull the blinds) involved this Chicken-Dinner popcorn recipe (no chickens involved) and Boys State, after which you may be more or less hopeful about our political future. Team René/Steven is a great combo. Lemon Basil/Yuzu/Salt/Olive Oil popcorn is also a great combo and palatable to all political leanings.

I took a walk up to the Lower East Side on Saturday evening, which is around forty minutes if you’re moving with intention like Lakeith Stanfield. The right amount of time, there and back, to absorb most of a good podcast. On this trip it was Rich Roll talking to Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, about diversity in diet and the gut microbiome. A tidbit? Each plant has a little microbiome of its own - so the more diverse your diet (30+ plants a week!), the more diverse and resilient your gut bacteria has the chance of being. Main takeaway: try to eat a whole load of different plants and not just popcorn. Sounds like something visiting our store would support, eh? How convenient.



The point of this walk was to pick up a meal kit of plants at newly-opened Sestina: Cavatelli, warm arugula pesto and pistachios. A little Farm.One micro chervil comes on top for you to garnish at home, the whole pasta operation taking around the same time as Ed Templeton’s classic 1996 Sonic Youth Welcome to Hellbit. Sestina just opened (what a time to open!) and happily had had “over 100” people stop by the previous day already. Good job! If you aren’t in the mood for pasta, pop next door to Double Zero or another door down to Bar Verde — all part of the Matthew Kenney mini-empire on 2nd Avenue. It survives!

In my meal kit bag, also a copy of PlantLab, a coffee-table recipe book lush with plant-based dishes from Matthew with a heavy dose of our friend Scott Winegard, late of Farm Spirit in Portland, now on the market (grab him!). Literally the first 163 pages of the book are huge and lovely pictures, all of which cause instant salivation.



On the topic of salivation, a warning: Spicy Moon deliveries absorb around 5% of our household income right now, often garnished carelessly with a cinnamon basil plant I have on my windowsill. They may come for your income too. More regular cash outflows now too on Bottomless, a nifty 21st-century automatic weight-based subscription coffee service now in our cupboard. DM me for one of those discount code thingies.

In contrast, here's a free thing! I had a livelyvideo chat with Marcus Whitney last week on his podcast/live show, all about the food system, where we're going, where we came from. Enjoy.

Just like high-quality coffee, and with equally addictive qualities, the team is brewing new, outstanding online experiences. Folks love them. A lot. Almost everyone who joins, does another then another. We’re not 100% sure what to call them, since the word ‘webinar’ sounds more like a sales pitch for ERP software, and fails to capture the questions and community and above-and-beyond instruction and care and attention to detail that Caleb and Paige and Oliver give every session. But what we are sure of, is that there will be more of them, bigger and better and with higher-budget production. One day, a studio audience perhaps? No canned laughter for sure. By the way, if you know BIPOC folx who might want a freebie ticket, send them our way. The next one is August 20.

Tyler and I will go for another podcast headphone walk this evening, to finish off Michelle Obama talking to Dr. Sharon Malone, although she says “You may want to put this on the speaker and blast it throughout the house, so that your husband or your boyfriend, or your brother, they can hear it too. “ Go for it.

Rob

P.S. Buy one of these below to get another one of your 30+ plants a week?

Pasta, popcorn, micro chervil, Michelle Obama

Rob

Letters from Rob

A helpful piece of self-care advice Gabby and I have enjoyed: Schedule something together (anything!) in advance, like live zoom classes or a board game night or a dance class on Steezy (underrated app of the year). Our movie night (turn down the AC, pull the blinds) involved this Chicken-Dinner popcorn recipe (no chickens involved) and Boys State, after which you may be more or less hopeful about our political future. Team René/Steven is a great combo. Lemon Basil/Yuzu/Salt/Olive Oil popcorn is also a great combo and palatable to all political leanings.

I took a walk up to the Lower East Side on Saturday evening, which is around forty minutes if you’re moving with intention like Lakeith Stanfield. The right amount of time, there and back, to absorb most of a good podcast. On this trip it was Rich Roll talking to Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, about diversity in diet and the gut microbiome. A tidbit? Each plant has a little microbiome of its own - so the more diverse your diet (30+ plants a week!), the more diverse and resilient your gut bacteria has the chance of being. Main takeaway: try to eat a whole load of different plants and not just popcorn. Sounds like something visiting our store would support, eh? How convenient.



The point of this walk was to pick up a meal kit of plants at newly-opened Sestina: Cavatelli, warm arugula pesto and pistachios. A little Farm.One micro chervil comes on top for you to garnish at home, the whole pasta operation taking around the same time as Ed Templeton’s classic 1996 Sonic Youth Welcome to Hellbit. Sestina just opened (what a time to open!) and happily had had “over 100” people stop by the previous day already. Good job! If you aren’t in the mood for pasta, pop next door to Double Zero or another door down to Bar Verde — all part of the Matthew Kenney mini-empire on 2nd Avenue. It survives!

In my meal kit bag, also a copy of PlantLab, a coffee-table recipe book lush with plant-based dishes from Matthew with a heavy dose of our friend Scott Winegard, late of Farm Spirit in Portland, now on the market (grab him!). Literally the first 163 pages of the book are huge and lovely pictures, all of which cause instant salivation.



On the topic of salivation, a warning: Spicy Moon deliveries absorb around 5% of our household income right now, often garnished carelessly with a cinnamon basil plant I have on my windowsill. They may come for your income too. More regular cash outflows now too on Bottomless, a nifty 21st-century automatic weight-based subscription coffee service now in our cupboard. DM me for one of those discount code thingies.

In contrast, here's a free thing! I had a livelyvideo chat with Marcus Whitney last week on his podcast/live show, all about the food system, where we're going, where we came from. Enjoy.

Just like high-quality coffee, and with equally addictive qualities, the team is brewing new, outstanding online experiences. Folks love them. A lot. Almost everyone who joins, does another then another. We’re not 100% sure what to call them, since the word ‘webinar’ sounds more like a sales pitch for ERP software, and fails to capture the questions and community and above-and-beyond instruction and care and attention to detail that Caleb and Paige and Oliver give every session. But what we are sure of, is that there will be more of them, bigger and better and with higher-budget production. One day, a studio audience perhaps? No canned laughter for sure. By the way, if you know BIPOC folx who might want a freebie ticket, send them our way. The next one is August 20.

Tyler and I will go for another podcast headphone walk this evening, to finish off Michelle Obama talking to Dr. Sharon Malone, although she says “You may want to put this on the speaker and blast it throughout the house, so that your husband or your boyfriend, or your brother, they can hear it too. “ Go for it.

Rob

P.S. Buy one of these below to get another one of your 30+ plants a week?

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Letters from Rob

A helpful piece of self-care advice Gabby and I have enjoyed: Schedule something together (anything!) in advance, like live zoom classes or a board game night or a dance class on Steezy (underrated app of the year). Our movie night (turn down the AC, pull the blinds) involved this Chicken-Dinner popcorn recipe (no chickens involved) and Boys State, after which you may be more or less hopeful about our political future. Team René/Steven is a great combo. Lemon Basil/Yuzu/Salt/Olive Oil popcorn is also a great combo and palatable to all political leanings.

I took a walk up to the Lower East Side on Saturday evening, which is around forty minutes if you’re moving with intention like Lakeith Stanfield. The right amount of time, there and back, to absorb most of a good podcast. On this trip it was Rich Roll talking to Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, about diversity in diet and the gut microbiome. A tidbit? Each plant has a little microbiome of its own - so the more diverse your diet (30+ plants a week!), the more diverse and resilient your gut bacteria has the chance of being. Main takeaway: try to eat a whole load of different plants and not just popcorn. Sounds like something visiting our store would support, eh? How convenient.



The point of this walk was to pick up a meal kit of plants at newly-opened Sestina: Cavatelli, warm arugula pesto and pistachios. A little Farm.One micro chervil comes on top for you to garnish at home, the whole pasta operation taking around the same time as Ed Templeton’s classic 1996 Sonic Youth Welcome to Hellbit. Sestina just opened (what a time to open!) and happily had had “over 100” people stop by the previous day already. Good job! If you aren’t in the mood for pasta, pop next door to Double Zero or another door down to Bar Verde — all part of the Matthew Kenney mini-empire on 2nd Avenue. It survives!

In my meal kit bag, also a copy of PlantLab, a coffee-table recipe book lush with plant-based dishes from Matthew with a heavy dose of our friend Scott Winegard, late of Farm Spirit in Portland, now on the market (grab him!). Literally the first 163 pages of the book are huge and lovely pictures, all of which cause instant salivation.



On the topic of salivation, a warning: Spicy Moon deliveries absorb around 5% of our household income right now, often garnished carelessly with a cinnamon basil plant I have on my windowsill. They may come for your income too. More regular cash outflows now too on Bottomless, a nifty 21st-century automatic weight-based subscription coffee service now in our cupboard. DM me for one of those discount code thingies.

In contrast, here's a free thing! I had a livelyvideo chat with Marcus Whitney last week on his podcast/live show, all about the food system, where we're going, where we came from. Enjoy.

Just like high-quality coffee, and with equally addictive qualities, the team is brewing new, outstanding online experiences. Folks love them. A lot. Almost everyone who joins, does another then another. We’re not 100% sure what to call them, since the word ‘webinar’ sounds more like a sales pitch for ERP software, and fails to capture the questions and community and above-and-beyond instruction and care and attention to detail that Caleb and Paige and Oliver give every session. But what we are sure of, is that there will be more of them, bigger and better and with higher-budget production. One day, a studio audience perhaps? No canned laughter for sure. By the way, if you know BIPOC folx who might want a freebie ticket, send them our way. The next one is August 20.

Tyler and I will go for another podcast headphone walk this evening, to finish off Michelle Obama talking to Dr. Sharon Malone, although she says “You may want to put this on the speaker and blast it throughout the house, so that your husband or your boyfriend, or your brother, they can hear it too. “ Go for it.

Rob

P.S. Buy one of these below to get another one of your 30+ plants a week?

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