A good gray paint, a DIY beach fort, encounters of the goat kind, and more.
This is Nigella's Genius chocolate loaf cake, made with the Yemen La Boîte Spiced Chocolate Chips we carry in the Shop. I had never made this cake before, which I was reminded of as I was paging through my mother's copy of Genius Recipes. So glad I finally did—it's so squidgy and perfect, and the hint of spice from the chips was really tasty! —Merrill
Here's Clara contemplating feeding the goats at a farm near my parents' house in Maine (she ultimately decided it was too risky and commanded that her father do it instead). —Merrill
My friend Santiago collected these treasures (round rocks and the smoothed purple clam shells that are used to make wampum beads) on an excursion we took to Ho Hum beach on Fire Island. Glued to a piece of foam core or even floated and framed, they might end up as wall art. —Amanda
This weekend I learned the beach isn't far from New York City—and that a fort is essential for this pale city kid to survive said beach. (The little crab shell on the right stick was my touch.) —Ali
Making friends with a duck. —Sarah
Where did you go and what did you see this weekend? Let us know in the comments.