I tried to resist the allure of Buc-ee's, until I left for college and my trips back home were marked with a Buc-ee's stop for coffee, a barbecue sandwich if needed, and a giant pecan turtle. It wasn't much, but it made drives up I-35 a little more bearable. … [Read more...] about Buc-ee’s is reportedly heading to North Carolina. I hope they appreciate it.
Banana bread with chocolate chips
Roast until the chicken and potatoes are cooked through, 50-60 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken pieces. Test the chicken using an instant-read meat thermometer; it should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit for the white meat and 180 degrees Fahrenheit for the dark meat. If the chicken and potatoes are cooked through but not brown enough, let them sit under the broiler for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let chicken and potatoes rest on the sheet pan. Pick up two of the roasted halved lemons and, while they are still hot, squeeze them over the chicken and the potatoes. Scatter the fresh oregano all over. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes. … [Read more...] about Busy back-to-school season calls for easy sheet-pan suppers
Another must-order is the gateau basque ($35), a hybrid of cake, pie and tart that goes great with tea or a glass of muscat. Basque bakeries are a rarity in the Bay Area, which makes its availability on the Tartes du Feybesse menu even more special. The Feybesses’ take on the traditional Basque dessert features a pastry cream filling and a top that’s crosshatched at a curve, like an etching of a fishing net. Each bite is tender, crumbly and dense, with the cream adding just enough moisture to keep one’s mouth from drying out. … [Read more...] about The Bay Area has a thrilling new Instagram pastry scene. Here are three to try
When checking in on a menswear forum he regularly visits, writer Louis Cheslaw saw a member pose a question that, honestly, lots of us have been asking ourselves: “Been living in Baggies all summer,” it began. “What’s a decent fall/winter pant that I can still throw a blue button-down and some loafers on with?” To find options at all price points, Cheslaw reached out to a dozen cool people about what “kind-of-smart, kind-of-slouchy plants they plan to trade for their summer shorts.” This not-too-expensive pair comes suggested by creative director Salomon Thiombiano, who told Cheslaw he recently bought the “earthy tone” pants for his fall wardrobe. “The fabric softly wraps around your body, giving you a warm yet comfortable feeling,” Thiombiano says of the pants, adding that he thinks their fabric “offers a balance between comfort and practicality.” … [Read more...] about 9 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Plant Poles to Cat Toys
People who were already DIY hobbyists are expanding their skills. Tynika-Ann Carter, a 24-year-old former model in Western Cape, South Africa, turned to farming and gardening years ago in a quest to replace materialism with something more wholesome. Since the virus, she's added making baskets, weaving and crocheting. "Covid has given me more time to dive in and give myself fully to the things I love," she said. … [Read more...] about Covid is turning us all into hipsteaders