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We'd have to run

I’ve got to hand it to you people. You really know how to welcome a girl back. Thank you.

I have so many things to tell you about, but sitting down to do it is not so easy. Last week was a blur of pizza-testing, potential staff-interviewing, convection-oven buying, and kitchen-rearranging, and then on Saturday evening, just as we were rounding up a long day of errands, Brandon gashed the side of his thumb on a sheet of stainless steel in a home improvement store. I looked down at his hand for an instant, just long enough to see a lot of blood, and then I gave him a Kleenex and proceeded to quietly hyperventilate. Clearly, he was going to lose his thumb. I mean, right? He wouldn’t be able to cook. We’d lose the restaurant before it was even open. We’d be up to our eyeballs in debt. He’d get depressed. He’d fall in with a bad crowd. Actually, it would probably be worse than a bad crowd: it would be a dangerous street gang whose initiation requirements would include the ritual severing of a finger. (He’d be a shoo-in.) He wouldn’t come home for weeks. I would cry myself to sleep. One night, high on who knows what, he would steal some money from one of the gang leaders, and he’d bring it to me, stumbling and crying, promising to come home, to help me pay down our debt. We’ll start over, he would plead. But they would put out a hit on him, and we’d have to run. We’d go to Oklahoma, to my mother’s house, to hide. He would have to live in the attic, and I would have to tell people that he was dead. It would be hard, but sometimes, when I had a little pocket money, I would buy his favorite Tropicana orange juice, the kind with just the right amount of pulp, and late at night, when no one could see the attic light flick on, I would sneak it up to him, the whole half-gallon, because it was the only thing that could make him happy. It was all over for Delancey, but we would have each other.


As you can see, Saturday evening was pretty scary. We went to the emergency room, and there was more bleeding, and four hours later, he was discharged with a hefty supply of gauze and medical tape. Turns out, the cut is deep, but it didn’t hit any tendons or ligaments or bone, and he’s going to be okay. One-handed for a while, but okay.

And I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe for you.


Blogger indigo said...

Am I the first?!

Apparently the stress is doing good things for your storytelling. Not so good for you, & not so good for Brandon's finger, but good reading for us, your devoted fans.

Be careful out there! Don't forget to breathe. We don't need it to be so dramatic :)

7:10 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Ivy said...

We hope Brandon's injury heals quickly and cleanly. Welcome back to the blog... we've missed you. And we're looking forward to patronizing Delancey when it opens!

7:12 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Claire Mauksch said...

Wow-scary!! I am glad he is okay.
Just had to tell you: I literally just baked the Everyday Day cake and proceeded to eat two fat slices. So delicious!
And I read Nancy Leson's preview, which only increased my excitement for Delancey...

7:15 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Emily said...

Glad you're back, you dramatist you. Looking forward to the recipe.

7:28 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Megan@Feasting on Art said...

At least you had a handy Kleenex! Can't wait to see what the next recipe will be, so glad you are back posting!

7:30 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Marielle said...

I don't mean to laugh but I am giggling a bit at your runaway story. I even though, "shoot I'd keep Oklahoma and mom's house on the low down because you never know when you need a good hideout".

Glad to know he's doing okay and that you both have emerged from the restaurant setup.

7:34 PM, July 20, 2009  
Anonymous Eleana said...

Your dramatization is hilarious! I don't think I've commented on your site before but I follow you, Luisa, Adam Roberts, etc all religiously. Welcome back =)

Starting up a business is hard; my parent's have their own as well and it can be long hours. I hope Brandon gets better soon and things are up and running - I'm postponing my trip to Seattle until Delancey opens!

7:52 PM, July 20, 2009  
Anonymous pz said...

Oh my goodness. Your imagination is very scary. Glad to hear the thumb will probably be OK.

Finished reading your book last week. Now I can't wait to read through the archives of this site now that I feel like I know you a little better.

8:06 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger emily said...

What imagination?

Haha, I'm glad Brandon is okay and that the restaurant is rolling along to opening!

8:10 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger denise said...

excellent post!

8:16 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Abby Green said...

So glad you are back to blogging! I'm actually a newbie here. Just read your book and LOVED it! But then was so sad that your blog was on hiatus. So glad that Brandon's finger is not going to be amputated and that you won't have to hide in your mom's attic...loved your post...just a continuation of your book. :)

8:17 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Oh good gracious! Glad to hear he gets to keep his thumb :)

8:37 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger perele said...

I'm new to your blog, but I just wanted to drop a line to say that I'm already such a fan! I'm looking forward to reading your book!

8:44 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Shannalee said...

WOW, Molly, what timing! Loved your panic story - it is just like my reactions when I'm stressed - and so glad it was just a story and Brandon won't need to join a gang anytime soon. Looking forward to hearing more!

8:44 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Shauna said...

Chefs are like violinists or pianists or something--their hands are their livelihood! Glad he's okay and things are coming along, hooray!

8:51 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Elizabeth B said...

Oh dear. Teh drama!!1! ;)

(Verification word: actout. HAHAHAHA)

Glad it's nothing too terribly serious. Glad you're back. Glad all's well with you, except for Brandon's finger.

9:03 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Nithya said...

Oh Molly, I'm so glad he's going to be OK And wow, your imagination's hyperactive :)

9:05 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger nerdgirl53 said...

i hope i am not the only one who does not know when delancey will open? eta? can't wait!

9:05 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger mamster said...

I can verify that Brandon has been hanging out in a bad neighborhood since his injury. I ran into him today at University Village.

9:14 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Tea said...

Well, if the Delancey thing doesn't pan out (which of course it will because I've had Brandon's pizza and--WOW), you can always go into fiction writing. You've got an impressive imagination, missy!

Sending best for a speedy recovery.

9:15 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Kamran Siddiqi said...

Hi Molly! I am a newer reader of your blog. I have to tell you, I love it! And I hope Brandon feels better...

Anyway, lovely post and blog! I am looking forward to reading more as it comes.

9:15 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Molly said...

Brandon says thank you, everyone.

Nerdgirl53, don't worry! We're opening very soon, but still working out some details, so no date has been announced yet.

And Matthew, I know. Scary, right? He's crossed over to the dark side.

9:27 PM, July 20, 2009  
Anonymous Cruz said...

When do you open? Gangs of knitters are going to be in Portland next month for Sock Summit 2009!

9:55 PM, July 20, 2009  
Anonymous LilSis said...

Never a dull moment! That's what keeps things exciting! I can't wait to hear more!

10:18 PM, July 20, 2009  
Anonymous Julie said...

Yikes! Well at least he won't be able to hitchhike away from those goons out to break his knees.

So glad to have you back. I came out to Tofino for a week, and brought your book with me, even though I've already read it.

10:21 PM, July 20, 2009  
Anonymous flory said...

for a moment, i almost believed that story. sucked into the narrative. and then it faded to a sense of relief. my mum did that to her finger too. luckyluckylucky, and i'm looking forward to your next post!

a longtime lurker

10:47 PM, July 20, 2009  
Anonymous Gracia said...

Brandon, take care!

My dad sliced off his thumb with a "cold cuts slicer" (sorry, I know the name in Spanish but my English doesn't get there... is the thing with the rotating blade) two days before getting married to my mom. It was quite difficult for him putting the ring on her finger, but he's perfectly well now and has regrown his fingerprint.

10:56 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger kathleen said...

oh that sounds so sore!!!! hope it's all better soon. take care

10:58 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Victoria said...

You and Brandon are lucky. Hand injuries are tricky - if you're in trouble, you need a hand surgeon, which means the person in the ER has to be on the ball enough to get you to the right specialist. You know that already since you are the daughter of a doctor.

So my suggestion is to put Running on Empty on your Netflix list if you haven't already seen it and watch what happens when you really are on the run. Be prepared to cry your eyes out that River Phoenix died so young, and we lost a great actor. And check out the pizza scene. It's lovely. I pass the house where that scene was filled nearly every day.

Good luck to Brandon. Make him do everything they told him to - and finish ALL the antibiotics if he was given a prescription. I'm sure he hates to take medicine, but he shouldn't mess around with a hand injury.


11:12 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger Gemma said...


Glad to hear that Brandon's finger will be okay.

I made your raspberry and blueberry pound cake but with blackberries and creme de mures at the weekend so sending you both a virtual slice to aid the healing process x

11:36 PM, July 20, 2009  
Anonymous Shelley (Pink House) said...

Ha ha ha! What a great rambling story! My mind does that sometimes too and then my husband has to bring me back to reality, and he never really knew how far down the rabbit trail I had gone.

11:38 PM, July 20, 2009  
Blogger anya said...

Molly, you are dramatically brave woman! Clearly, Brandon and Delancey lucked out with a partner and co-owner like yourself! :)

12:07 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger David said...

Clearly you and I have the same thought-processes.

12:23 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Amrita C said...

All that for a finger-cut, eh? I think stressing 'bout the restaurant's taking its toll on you! Looking forward to the recipe!

12:40 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger nath said...

oh blimey! what drama! glad to hear that the essential thumb is gong to make it and that you're not on the run. looking forward to the next nail-biting installment!

1:33 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Chrissie said...

laughing and wincing, both

2:07 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I woke up the other morning with my eyes swollen shut, and told myself a very similar narrative about how my chocolate-making days were clearly over now that I had permanently lost my sight, and the business would fail, and my fiance and I would be in a pile of debt unless I could train an apprentice using only my remaining four senses.

Turns out it was just an allergic reaction to...something, and I was better in 24 hours, but it was a scary 24 hours. Oops. :) Owning your own business is thrilling, but sometimes the thrills of the terrifying flavor outnumber those of the exhilarating variety. Savor the small victories and remember that it won't own *you* forever! :)

3:18 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Lucille said...

Good Lord and I thought I had a monopoly on letting my imagine run away with me to very dark places. This takes the bisquit. Really hoping for clean healing for Brandon's thumb and looking forward to new posts about Delancey.

3:19 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Linda said...

WOW MOLLY! Glad that Brandon will be OK! Your writing is brilliant...you know you could write a play...or a reality show is here in the making...here's to Delancey franchises all over the world!! Sending you guys positive energy & we know Delancey will be a HUGE success...

3:45 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Su-Lin said...

Hope Brandon's cut heals soon! It definitely sounds scary indeed.

P.S. Glad you're back!

4:22 AM, July 21, 2009  
OpenID plumtomato said...

Ohmigosh! One time my husband sliced his finger on a heat sink when he was working on a computer, and he was bandaged and splinted and one-handed for a couple of weeks too. He squelched the blood as fast as he could because I skipped the "handing him the kleenex" step and went straight to the hyperventilating.

We're so glad you're back! And with recipes! It's like Christmas.

4:36 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Whitney said...

Ha! Oh my goodness Molly! That sounds like a nightmare, I'm glad it didn't happen! Your table setting looks super cute by the way. There's a chance my husband will interview for his medical residency in Seattle so if he does you can bet I'm coming along and we'll be sure to go to Delancey! Hope everything is well (better) today with you.

4:42 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Brian said...

Fingers and lips are always so scary! I am glad the wound was relatively small. Though your "plan B" is well-developed, I am partial to the plan where you open a restaurant and I fly to Seattle and eat there. Good to hear things are back on track.

4:43 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous The Wandering Foodie said...

When I was younger, my friend sliced my hand open with a steak knife as we were setting the table for dinner. The cut was so clean that I didn't even notice it had happened until the blood was pouring onto the stark white tablecloth.

We had the steak to-go that night.

4:46 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Whitney said...

I'm so glad he is ok. I saw his post on Twitter and thought..seriously, what bad luck.

Maybe this is the last bad thing that must happen before Delancey is an amazing success!

4:55 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger City Girl said...

I hope Brandon's injury heals quickly. And yes, that was a great stream of consciousness.

4:56 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger daniella said...

Ohmyword, I think I'm in love. With you. This might just be the first time God has sent me a sign, since reading Anne of Green Gables, that I'm not the only one with a wild imagination.

We are not alone, dear friend :-)

Can't wait for the recipe!

5:05 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Rebecca said...

yikes! so glad everyone is okay.

5:12 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger petoskystone said...

jeez, brandon! if you wanted a day off, couldn't you have just said something?! glad it wasn't as serious an injury as it could have been. instead, it was just a practice run for when your (future) children are toddlers & run headon into a wall.....just think of the stories :)

5:17 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous keri said...

hilarious. i cut the tip of my finger, opening a bag of lettuce one time (don't even go there with the bagged produce comment) and the amount if blood i saw oozing out of my finger casued me to faint. in doing so, i suffered a minor concussion.
nonetheless, when you began to spiral with the what ifs, i was right there with you ;-)

5:26 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous sprite said...

Yikes! I'm glad he's going to be okay!

5:28 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Liza said...

OK, so I did a similar thing last week when I came home and found my husband sprawled out on the bedroom floor. He was reaching for something under the bed but I had flashes in my brain that were much, much worse. There were actually tears when he stood up. Imaginations are tough little critters, aren't they?

Hope he heals quickly!

Now, am I the only one wondering what the home improvement store did when a customer gashed his thumb on a sharp piece of metal?

5:37 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly, you are wonderfully insane.
Healing thoughts to Brandon.
Susan L.

5:39 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Marianne said...

So glad you're back! and I'm seriously glad to hear his thumb is properly intact.. a (hu)Man needs his thumbs!
I chuckled while reading your mind's rambling take on the situation..oddly enough it was the half gallon of tropicana being sneaked up to him in the attic that did me in :^)
(from a woman in dusty Oklahoma)

5:41 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger teryll said...

So relieved, his finger is in tact though out of commission! Thanks for making my morning a little more bearable. Cheers!

5:59 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Erin said...

Wow. It is really lucky that it turned out relatively well, considering the alternative. Good luck, and keep a paper bag handy.

6:15 AM, July 21, 2009  
OpenID laurabrownart said...

oh, i'm so glad i'm not the only one with an overactive imagination. this made my morning--the story, not the thumb-gashing. i hope it heals quickly!

6:35 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger hannah said...

if need be, we can shelter you for a time in kansas. just so you know. i hear there is a notorious gang corridor between oklahoma & seattle. i've got your back lady.

6:35 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger the projectivist said...

excellent post.

in the film version?
i think you should let Britney Spears play you.

not sure who should play Brandon?
one of those chaps from Beverly Hills 90210 probably. can they sing, do you think?

musical theatre is making a come-back for sure.

6:38 AM, July 21, 2009  
OpenID truestoryofwhatwas said...


7:01 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Carla said...

Wow, the drama. Glad that you are BOTH ok. This is a chapter in the Delancy cookbook.... stay strong

7:24 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Katie said...

I did crack up at the panic story - but am glad Brandon is okay. I'm sure he would still appreciate the orange juice. :)

7:26 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Claire Winlo said...

Best wishes to Brandon for a speedy recovery!

Just so you know, I was getting pretty darn scared there. :)

7:31 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous raegrant@mindspring.com said...

So glad you are back blogging. I have a kids cookbook out (COOKING FUN 121 SIMPLE RECIPES TO MAKE WITH KIDS) so will be checking in to see what you are cooking and baking.

7:34 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Jessie said...

Oh! My! Glad you are both OK. Looking forward to your re-emergence after the restaurant opens. Plus, I cannot wait to see it in action. All the best!

7:35 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Rae Grant said...

hi there Molly- this is my 3rd attempt to post so I hope the others don't show up.

so glad you are back blogging. I have a kids cookbook out (COOKING FUN 121 simple recipes to make with kids) so will be very glad to visit your site from to see your latest recipes. Relax and enjoy your new restaurant. It's bone tiring work I hear but fun and creative.

7:45 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh, my dear, I do the EXACT same thing! All of these insane scenarios go through my head and running off with a gang would be on the light side. ;)
So glad he's all right!

7:55 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Calvine said...

Oh I am SO excited for the recipe! I read your book before I started in on your blog, and only got to follow you for a bit before your break. Thrilled to be on the bandwagon now!

8:20 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Sheila said...

Molly, I just created a post on my (yes, amateur!) blog regarding our book club's reading of your book and our ensuing potluck. Enjoy if you wish! Thank you for all you share. http://knitittogether.blogspot.com/2009/07/our-homemade-lives.html

8:26 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Golden said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who catastrophizes like that! All in the span of 30 seconds!

Glad he's not career ending wounded!

9:06 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Hillary said...

What a scare! I'm glad he's going to be ok though and he has you (a good cook) to cover for him in the meantime! Thanks for sharing all of the restaurant details with us!

9:34 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Heidi said...

I have a worst-case-scenario imagination too, but you take the cake! So glad to hear your Brandon will be okay.

9:47 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Rayia said...

I do hope he'll be okay. But I have to say this made me laugh so hard! It's good to know I'm not the only woman out there that can just about crack after months of stress:o)!!!!

10:02 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Amanda Nicole said...

Eeep! That would be a horrible ending to a lovely-so-far story. I hope Brandon recovers soon!

10:18 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Melanie said...

Oh, how sweet! You're in love!

10:41 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous veron said...

Oh god, you sound just like me. Before anything ever happens, I would have thought of the worst disaster....but as they say what do you expect...opening a restaurant is like giving birth! :)

10:57 AM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Alice Q. Foodie said...

I sure hope I can be in the bad crowd that Brandon falls in with. ;-) Cute post - looking forward to the recipe - and restaurant!!!

11:51 AM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous dana said...

Holy shit!....you crack me up, Molly. I am sorry about Brandon's thumb, but I needed a good laugh....and you gave me one and then some!

Be well, and stay safe...we need you here in Seattle!

12:21 PM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Michelle @ www.PorktoPurslane.com said...

"He'd be a shoo-in." You made me laugh so hard I snorted my orange juice (with just the right amount of pulp).

sooo happy you're back.

12:30 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Ann said...

i have the chills... i can imagine the moment of terror and the teeny tiny schoooop sound of his thumb slice. oye.

so glad to have you back! just so you know, i have to thank/curse you for a ridiculous addiction to radishes and butter.

12:32 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger 100layercake said...

thank you for sharing that we are not alone in our tendency towards an obsessive downward spiral when something goes unplanned.

haaaaaa. we laughed out loud at work when we read it.

1:26 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Antonietta said...

Hi Molly. Love your blog and loved your book. Congrats on the restaurant! Take a deep breath; it will all be OK. I know what its like, I grew up in the restaurant business.

2:04 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Hannah said...

oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!!!!!
as you say, anyway.
feel better (both of you). and i'm so very excited that you are back. :)

2:07 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Clarity said...

Have you been raiding my film collection?

I enjoyed that story, sort of a "life flashing before your eyes in a minute" montage, only with a thumb. Good that your hubby is better - and that you have found a place that feels right in Delancey.

By the way I adore "Crossing Delancey" although I have no idea if that has anything to do with your restaurant. Glad to have come across your pied-a-terre.

2:13 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger RubyMel said...

Hi this probably sounds very weird, but I have always toyed with the idea of starting a business, but haven't mustered up the guts to do so. If you ever need volunteers around your business, please let me know. I would love to learn first hand!

2:29 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger figtree said...

Now you need to name one of your sausage pizzas 'finger pie..' YUM Glad things were not as bad as you thought. Figtreeapps

2:33 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger simply me said...

OMG! You are such a freak! In a good way of course. Your post today made me laugh out loud, hysterically! Thanks for the uplifting post, sorry it has to be at the cost of Brandon's thumb!

3:23 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Rachel said...

Your blog is lovely - just started reading it. Your photos are even lovelier, and I am excited to follow the progress of Delancey (great name).

3:39 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger julia said...

you've got a little arrested development going on here. take your time!

4:21 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Aubrey said...

my mom presented me with your book today as a welcome-home-for-a-week present, and also because she knew how much i wanted it, because i'm always studding our phone conversations with, "oh, and i made this awesome tomato tart last night, with fresh thyme and creme fraiche, from orangette." i get kind of sheepish now when i have to say, "this recipe is from orangette, too."

so i started your book on my old front porch in the tennessee house i grew up in, nestled amid sloping green hills.

the introduction alone made tears prick at my eyes, because i identify so strongly with your love of food & words, and because i want to write a cookbook/memoir, too.

i'm going to france next month to au pair for a year, and i hope the experience will enhance my obsession with food & give me more material for my hoped-for book. my only fear is that by the time i get to writing it, so many cookbook-memoirs written by authors with french leanings/experiences will abound that i will have missed the golden moment.

i hope not, though, and i don't really think so, because i never get tired of hearing about food, and paris, and little mixed-up moments of life and family history and meals, bound together in well-chosen words under a cozy cover.

i can't wait to keep reading.

4:22 PM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Katie E said...

Talk about scary! Glad to hear that random stainless sheets have such poor aim--who knew? Welcome back and looking forward to some fantastic pies and Delancey... soon, right?

4:53 PM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous Cynthia said...

Glad to hear he's OK! And it's good the imagination is running wild again. Opening a restaurant is stressful (to say the least) and letting your mind wander is a good way to let it all out.

5:51 PM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous martha said...

Dear Molly... well handled today! A good narrative always distracts us from the torturous realities of every day life. Look- this was good practice for all the things that life holds for the two of you if you go the baby route- like when your kid "ice-skates" with socks on the living room floor only to fly through the glass storm door! I hope the mending is speedy.

6:25 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Paige said...

Oh, crud, I'm sorry about Brandon's thumb, but I'm glad it's okay. And welcome back! I missed saying so on last week's post, but the absence was completely understandable, and I'm so glad everything is working out.

7:25 PM, July 21, 2009  
Anonymous jessiev said...

WHEW. glad brandon's ok. and just think, you've got the worst over yet (we SURE HOPE!)... i am so glad you're back. you've been missed! we can only read your book a million times before we need a new hit of your writing. :)

7:58 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger Kat Spellman. The Spellman Company. Marketing and PR. said...

v. enticing! blood letting followed by recipe sharing. only from you, Molly. blood pudding anyone?

8:19 PM, July 21, 2009  
Blogger kendall*micayla said...

MOLLY!!! i cant tell you how much this post brightened my day :) i will be smiling all day long!!!
i hope that brandons finger heals quickly and that it doesnt hurt too much- i have a dad whose job makes him always up and about getting nasty cuts and stuff so im always the one getting him tape and guaze :)

4:55 AM, July 22, 2009  
Blogger shari said...

so glad brandon is okay. whew. i know it must have been scary. thinking of you two. xo

8:51 AM, July 22, 2009  
Anonymous miro said...

Hilarious story! I do the same sort of runaway-panic-story except it usually ends up with me living in a cardboard box under a bridge somewhere...

Hope Brandon's finger heals quickly!

11:21 AM, July 22, 2009  
Blogger Tami said...

I'm so happy Brandon is going to be OK. I'm happy too that you have a wonderful imagination! Whew.

I hope Delancey is open when my husband and I visit Seattle in September. I'm really looking forward to it.

4:47 PM, July 22, 2009  
Blogger claire said...

just so you know, you can always come up over the border... we'll keep you hidden (and chained to the oven :)

heal quick brandon!

10:02 AM, July 23, 2009  
Anonymous melissab. said...

yay!, you're back. glad his thumb's gonna be OK. (gulp). that story of yours had me laughing my head off. thanks!

8:47 AM, July 25, 2009  
Blogger Victoria said...

I bought your book over the weekend - I'm finishing off my nail biter book that I'm currently on (The Girl who played with fire) and am looking forward to starting yours shortly. Looking forward to news of your opening!

4:53 PM, July 26, 2009  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Hi Molly,

Ouch! I once tried to make brandied applesauce, and darn near sliced the top of my thumb off peeling the first apple. It'll hurt, but Brandon'll be ok. If you do need to leave Seattle quickly, Brandon's your man for getting a hitched ride! Speedy healing, Brandon!

Elizabeth in Livermore :-)

8:41 PM, July 26, 2009  
Anonymous Harriet in NC said...

Welcome back! I've missed your wonderful posts. Your book is at the top of my list of favorite books. Sending healing thoughts for Brandon, and best wishes for Delancey's sure success. I just wish NC wasn't so far away from y'all!

1:09 AM, July 27, 2009  
Blogger Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

Oh my goodness (I save that to special occasions), I hope he's OK. You guys work so hard in that restaurant. Really admirable. How resourceful you were with the Kleenex! Loved the following up horror scenario... real funny.

9:25 PM, July 27, 2009  
Blogger Cheryl Arkison said...

Way to capture the stress!
Keep going, you're almost there.

11:19 AM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger Ruth said...

Quite a story going on in your head there. Too funny. I tend to think the same way sometimes. Maybe it's the heat.


10:26 AM, July 30, 2009  
Anonymous Hostwisely said...

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12:40 PM, August 13, 2009  
Blogger Kimp said...

Your comment about Brandon's cut had me in 'stitches' -
Girl- you are hilarious!
This is my first day reading and I enjoy the mix of humor, recipes & real life. Thanks for sharing.

6:12 AM, August 14, 2009  
Blogger Mangia Mama said...

I can't believe that I didn't see you had started posting again until a couple days ago! I'm only caught up to November 2007!!

Glad to hear that Brandon's going to be okay. A bunch of my girlfriends and I are hoping to make it up to Delancey's after it opens~ if my husband doesn't steal me away on the amtrak to Seattle first :-)

3:08 PM, August 18, 2009  
Blogger jenifer74 said...

your stories crack. me. up. finished your book, but am sure i'll be returning it to it very soon (for the writing & of course the recipes!)

9:33 AM, August 21, 2009  
Anonymous terry said...

Woo!! what a story .Just surfing around and landed on your site.

6:13 PM, September 25, 2009  
Blogger Shelly B. said...

First time follower......You write just like my daughter....I had to laugh...Best of luck in your new endevor!!

9:12 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Dina said...

Molly.My step-daughter gave me your book for my birthday recently and I am loving it! I must say that pages 135 (and the following 20),hit home. Actually it was more than that.Much more.'Nuff said.
Anyway,I'm now a big fan and intend to follow the blog. I hope to get to your restaurant some day. My best friend lives out there so we go often. Thanks for making me laugh and cry and HUNGRY!

5:20 AM, October 17, 2009  
Anonymous lesbian travel said...

Loved reading all the comments. So inspiring!

11:55 AM, April 21, 2010  

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