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Western Union

Hello working hard do not have time to write properly so decided to send telegram STOP Also do not have recipe STOP In past week, overcooked asparagus ate salami that tasted funny burned bread decided to eat celery with peanut butter for dinner but found celery molding in crisper drawer STOP Ate olives and cereal instead STOP Do not pity me STOP I like olives and cereal STOP Separately not together STOP And this too shall pass STOP Writing in telegram style is fun STOP Except am tired of typing stop STOP

Am guest blogging at everyday polaroid every day this week yes every day STOP so please come see me there STOP wont you QUERY


Blogger nicole said...

this is cute. sometimes i write emails in telegraph format. it really does the trick.

good luck w/ work!

11:34 AM, June 02, 2008  
Blogger mochi from mars said...

I really wish I had been able to catch you at the SAM the other week...But I'm just as happy to see that you'll be guesting at everyday polaroid!

12:21 PM, June 02, 2008  
Blogger Fuji Mama said...

Thanks, I needed a laugh!

12:38 PM, June 02, 2008  
Blogger Warda said...

Thanks for the laugh! Gotta go make granola and eat some olives. STOP.

1:19 PM, June 02, 2008  
Blogger Susan said...

Cute, Molly! This my first post: I just discovered you! Thanks for that delicious recipe for roasted cauliflower with mustard vinaigrette. Look forward to trying more.

1:37 PM, June 02, 2008  
Blogger Tea said...

You are adorable, my friend. Hang in there!

PS. here's a laugh for you: I made your French lentil salad and forgot that the vegetables were supposed to be sauteed. Still good, just a bit crunchier and (ahem) more pungent.

1:49 PM, June 02, 2008  
Blogger Beth said...

Great post. Good luck this week.

7:54 PM, June 02, 2008  
Blogger lottie said...

molly, your telegram is full of life.
loving the polaroids, too.

12:54 AM, June 03, 2008  
Blogger I am Jen said...

Oh gosh...this seems to come with Summer.

10:54 AM, June 03, 2008  
Blogger Hungry Passport said...

Brava on the olives and cereal! Sometimes odd combos are the best, the necessary thing. I had a recent lunch of kimchi, doritoes, peanut butter and ice cream. And I lived to blog about it!

10:58 AM, June 03, 2008  
Anonymous EB said...

This made me laugh so hard I spit coffee on the keyboard.

12:13 PM, June 03, 2008  
Anonymous nicole said...


...what a profound first comment on your blog ;) xo, molly!

3:12 PM, June 03, 2008  
Blogger Linda A said...

I just read your article in Bon Appetit...loved the story about your criteria for selecting a spouse. Very cute! :)

5:03 PM, June 03, 2008  
Blogger Camilla said...

Thank you for the laugh! This si so cute and funny.

I think I have had the same series of dinners, esp. in grad school :)

3:41 AM, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous rosencreature said...

you REALLY suprised me- I work for Western Union corporate offices, and I honestly thought I had broken your website, which would have been pathetic, as I dearly enjoy your writing and your food.

be well, and telegraph whenever you feel like it :)

10:23 AM, June 04, 2008  
Blogger denizen said...

I was recently turned onto your blog by a dear friend, whose taste I trust imperatively. It was only shortly thereafter that I realized this new fantastic food blogger I'd been reading was, I think, perhaps, just maybe, also my "poetry liaison" nestled in the Quartz Mountains circa summer 2002?


Because of you I always remember how to spell "liaison."

2:06 PM, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, I've been reading your blog for a long time, but never commented. Then today I get my new Bon Appetit and of course (as my 10 year old daughter knows) Life comes to a screeching halt while I plow through it. And of course I see a picture of--can it be?--marshmallows on the Table of Contents page. And I go right to the article (breaking another rule about going front to back, in my OCDness). And it's YOUR article!

I've been making these for several years now; I use Thomas Keller's recipe, on the theory that, if he's willing to serve them at French Laundry, then they're good enough for me and said 10 year old. The potato starch threw me, but I might have to try it sometime...These are really fun and great to have around, we give them with home-made hot cocoa mix at the holidays and just nosh. The melt-in-your-mouth factor is so off the charts, the store-bought ones can't compare, and this way you don't have to pay $6.95 for a small bag at the Really Expensive Store (we go to the same one, I think...).

Lovely work, congrats on the BonAp column, the book, the...well, you get the idea!

7:45 PM, June 04, 2008  
Blogger Lynn said...

thank, I enjoyed that!

7:53 PM, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Andy said...


9:40 PM, June 04, 2008  
Blogger davidL said...

You know it's really down to the wire when you have to resort to frozen pizza. Sounds like you're almost there!

2:55 AM, June 05, 2008  
Anonymous Helen said...

Ha ha! I always write my e-mails in telegraph format to a certain friend, I don't think we can communicate any other way. It sure saves on the words too.

3:42 AM, June 06, 2008  
Anonymous Mischa said...

Too funny! I'm looking forward to reading your guest blogs!

9:48 AM, June 06, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Could you please talk about your manuscript some more? Woah is you, book deal.

10:48 AM, June 06, 2008  
Blogger mi.salsa.de.soja said...


┬┐Have you ever eaten Spanish omelette with soy sauce?

11:16 AM, June 06, 2008  
Blogger Molly said...

Hi, guys. Thanks for bearing with me this week. I woke up on Monday morning and thought, Holy crap. I have absolutely nothing to write about. So I sent a telegram instead. I hope you've been visiting everyday polaroid. Have you? HMMMM?

rosencreature, I'm so sorry to have given you a scare! Hee hee.

Denizen, yes, that was me! I wasn't doing much writing at the time, so I must have been kind of depressing (sorry) as a "poetry liaison," but that was me. What a small, weird world! So glad you found me again.

Anonymous, I'm so glad you're with me on the homemade marshmallow front! And about the potato starch: I like using it instead of cornstarch because I find it less gritty, or weird-feeling, in my mouth. It makes for a smoother coating, I find.

11:19 AM, June 06, 2008  
Blogger Paula said...

Judging from your first post on everday polaroid I think we'll all be visiting. I love your style, and its clearly all about the linen napkins.

3:12 PM, June 06, 2008  
Blogger Mama Bear said...

HAH! Great post.

I'm tagging you for a Cooking Meme!

8:28 PM, June 07, 2008  
Blogger amisha said...

you can do it molly!!
so excited about your polaroids. all of your film shots have been so beautiful and inspiring. xo

7:50 PM, June 08, 2008  
Anonymous Hillary said...

Love the telegraph style and I just checked out the whole week's worth of posts on everyday polaroid. What a cool website! Good luck with all of your work.

9:52 AM, June 09, 2008  
Blogger jpstivers said...

Thanks for keeping us updated and using humor in light of how busy you are! Loving the polaroid posts.
Joseph from Louisville, Kentucky

10:55 AM, June 09, 2008  
Blogger Molly said...

Loving the food combinations there... ah, the joys of what is left over in the fridge. Kind of like those days when it's just too hard to get to the grocery store... oh oh oh.

12:54 PM, June 09, 2008  
Blogger Clear Pink said...

I love that book. i have made a ton from it.
has it warmed up there? still hot here on the east coast.

1:48 PM, June 13, 2008  
Blogger La Critika said...

for about 11 dollars you can buy a splatter screen. just a little mesh pot lid that will keep your stove top clean. it's a miracle.

3:55 PM, June 15, 2008  
Anonymous sarah said...

abso-freakin-lutely loved your guest posts on everyday polaroid. like, a super lot. they felt, i dont' know, more private in a really nice way. does that make sense?

8:54 AM, June 18, 2008  
Anonymous Stockton said...

too funny!

8:19 PM, June 20, 2008  

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