How are we supposed to survive An American Tragedy and the death of Leonard Cohen, both in the same week? I spent Election Day and the three days that followed, shell-shocked for one and inconsolable for the other, holed up in my kitchen. I canned and I baked cookies. Bunkering and mourning. Obsessively.
For the pantry:
And for Mr. Darcy’s cookie jar:
Dorie Greenspan’s matcha tea and white chocolate madeleines are simply amazing, and very simple to make in one bowl.
And speaking of madeleines, the honey and blue cheese in these madeleines are unexpectedly harmonious flavors that make an irresistible savory cookie.
What more is there to say about the election? So many have said so much and so well. Now we know how fragile is our civilization. But just for today, let the divine humanity of the unflinchingly flesh and blood Leonard Cohen sing us out and be grateful that we had him in our lives when we did and for as long as we did.