1. I worked half of the week (yay!), so no bread baking, but I did make cookies twice: These hazelnut blondies and the coffee-almond bars I linked to Tuesday. Tomorrow I’ll make cinnamon bread again.

2. Speaking of Tuesday, navy wasn’t the best color choice for the fleece top to wear around the house–there’s an orange haze of Toby hair all over it after ten minutes. Oh well; a conductor in college once said that cat hair on your clothes was just “a memento of something you love.”

3. How soon can I plant cold-weather crops like kale and spinach in the ground? St. Patricks day? I’ve always just transplanted seedlings, but the seed packets say “sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost.”