A List of Things We Like This Week

May 15, 2015

Propelled by our obsession with writing lists of things we like, the editors are sharing a few things that brought them joy this week. We won't call it self help, but we encourage you to give it a whirl. You'll smile.

Care to share your list? Add it to the comments!

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Food odyssea
    Food odyssea
  • Jr0717
  • Pegeen
  • AntoniaJames
  • Stephanie
Editor/writer/stylist. Author of I Dream of Dinner (so You Don't Have To). Last name rhymes with bagel.


Food O. May 18, 2015
I like:
Making To Do Lists
Crossing items off my To Do Lists
Anticipating my next meal
Dining in and out
Enjoying a well loved kitchen
Food 52's interesting topics

Jr0717 May 15, 2015
I love this topic!

We're nearing Memorial Day and I think Food52 has the right idea...

-Anticipating grilling season

-Giving spring produce the spotlight it deserves (

-Celebrating the little things (05-14-15 was National Buttermilk Biscuit Day - I cheated a little and went with yogurt:

-Good dirt and fresh flowers

-Longer hours of daylight, and an early out from work on a Friday afternoon to enjoy it!
Pegeen May 15, 2015
Oh dear. This line of thought could bump Haiku.

Ramps tramp. Fertilizer stinks.
Garden is a mess.
I want a Pimm’s drink.
AntoniaJames May 15, 2015
You make me laugh, Pegeen, and oh, how I appreciate that! ;o)
AntoniaJames May 15, 2015
My ink-stained soft red leather Circa gratitude journal (oh what a journey, these 14 years)

Onetribegourmet’s Sri Lankan Masur Dal – best ever blueprint for dal (I adapt it like crazy, make it all the time, had it for lunch)

Negative results on the genetic breast cancer test (2 sisters, alas)

Researching and sending treats/comfort food to baby sister embarking on months of chemo

Pierino’s Mysteries of Koreatown Flank Steak – already marinated, fresh from the freezer thanks to advance planning - on the menu and the grill tonight after a post-work hike in the redwoods nearby

The Dewey Decimal System (browsing made so fun)

Old CSpan book festival author lectures on YouTube while working out at the gym (today, Christopher Hitchens on Jefferson)

Spring carrots – so flavorful

Perfect basmati rice (rinse well, soak, cook, let sit without removing the cover; works every time)

Playoff basketball on the radio!

Pegeen May 15, 2015
Antonia, I'm deeply glad you're healthy and sorry your family has had to cope with this disease. Your deep knowledge of healthy cooking must be a big plus for yourself and when you cook for family. Wishing you and your family every medical success!
Stephanie May 15, 2015
I like this! Thanks for spreading joy. Today my list is...
- Patio picnics
- Coworkers who make you laugh out loud
- Music
- Hummus and cucumbers
- Pleasant surprises
- Friday afternoons
- And this topic!
Sarah J. May 15, 2015
+1 on co-workers who make you laugh out loud!
Amanda S. May 15, 2015
Can we add to this list that I like you?
Ali S. May 15, 2015
Remember when we fought about egg salad?
Amanda S. May 15, 2015