1/ Berea whisk broom
Made by students in the craft program at Berea, the first non-segregated, coed college in the South (we’re talking 1855), this colorful hand broom makes the endless cleaning feel a bit…prettier.
2/ Rhea Liquid Sunshine & The Deep
Abbye Churchill’s Covid cooking has yielded two great products: A preserved lemon concentrate (because what happens if we run out of lemons?!) and a paste of profound funk, made from fermented black garlic, dates, chestnuts, tamari and aged balsamic. Instant flavor, zero work!
3/ Current Cassis
I’ve been making kirs for years, but never thought to drink sticky-sweet cassis straight! This new blackcurrant liqueur, made in upstate NY, is mighty fine on its own, as well as in cocktails, kirs and spritzes.
4/ Zero Maria Cornejo x The RealReal mask
My favorite NYC designer teamed up with the site on which I’ve been selling all of my designer things. It’s a mask made in heaven!
5/ Snacking Cakes
Of all of the inspiring cookbooks I reviewed this month, Yossy Arefi’s is the one I’ve been gifting to friends. Every recipe is delicious, one-bowl-simple, and able to be made with whatever rando substitutes you have on hand.
6/ Té Company Formosa collection
A few friends will get boxes and subscriptions from Té Company, the place I miss the most. This set of six teas is a guided journey through Taiwanese tea-making, complete with delightfully illustrated note cards. Me? I’d love the Choicest Tea & Biscuits.