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I'm that one lady you followed but now can't remember why. Chocolatier, pastry chef. Owner @marcenetmerc.
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Jul 8, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Biden is just ROASTING SCOTUS right now and it is glorious. This is the best speech Biden has given since he was elected.

Damn, this is good.
May 27, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
This press conference is a fucking disaster. He only starts crying when someone asks how *he* is doing. Jesus.
May 11, 2022 37 tweets 23 min read
Millionaire shortbread with a twist: freshly baked shortbread cookie base, a layer of handcrafted caramel, a boozy bourbon marshmallow center, enrobed in the best Belgian chocolate on the planet. Made for a custom order today, only 3 orders left!

➡️shop.castiron.me/marcenetmercan… Image New in the store today: Triple Gingerdoodles, like snickerdoodles but instead of cinnamon, they are made with stem ginger, crystallized ginger, and rolled in buffalo ginger and sugar. Crispy edges and soft in the middle.

Only 2 left!
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Mar 10, 2022 32 tweets 19 min read
1/ Attention fellow sugar addicts:

Today is the soft-open of my new business, Marcenet Mercantile, named after my grandmothers, Marcella and Neta.

(BONUS: Discount code 15PERCENTOFF)

Shown here: home made marshmallows enrobed in Belgian Chocolate.

👉shop.castiron.me/marcenetmercan… Image 2/ I won't be posting every day about chocolates or caramel or cookies, but about once a week, I will add things to my store and will post about them. Pictured here: home made caramels in the best Belgian dark chocolate on the market.

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Jan 24, 2022 14 tweets 5 min read
1/ My husband is officially 6 months cancer free, according to last week's bone marrow biopsy.

He had a stem cell transplant for AML last June.

The day he was diagnosed, his white count was 135k. (Normal is between 4k-11k.) 2/He went into respiratory failure, had a heart attack, was put on life support, and as he crashed, I was told his prospects were "not good" by his doctor.

I was told over the phone, because COVID was in full swing on 1/13/21, the day he got sick.

I could not be with him.
Dec 24, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
1/ At the height of the COVID epidemic first wave that hit the original ground zero, Seattle, Washington, my husband volunteered to work as an ICU doctor instead of seeing patients virtually in his practice. We took a large financial hit, but it was 100% worth it... 2/ Later that year, he was diagnosed with AML, a type of cancer that nearly killed him the same day he was diagnosed. I couldn't be with him while he was hospitalized because of COVID. I couldn't be with him while he underwent treatment because of COVID...
Nov 13, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
BREAKING: Don Lemon has figured out how to pickle rioting and disorder. I wonder sometimes if I'm the only one who gets me or if my jokes are just truly god awful.

This doesn't have to be an "either/or" situation, I suppose. 🤣🤣🤣
Nov 10, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ Totally disagree. I grew up in one of the most racist, segregated places in America. When I got to college, my first dorm mate was a black woman. There were no black people in my town. None. My parents weren't racists, but the culture I grew up in was. 2/ If I hadn't gone to college, met new people, had new experiences, taken African American history, etc, I probably would have stayed in that racist town, married some Republican, and popped out some racist kids to perpetuate the cycle.
Oct 20, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
What am I baking today? (Part one of two…see thread.)

First one to answer correctly gets…something, I haven’t figured it out yet. Open to (reasonable)suggestions. What am I baking today, part 2.
Apr 20, 2021 9 tweets 1 min read
11 hours.

That's pretty fast but it's hard to believe it took longer than the time it takes to write "fry him". Sorry, if you aren't near a screen right now, the verdict is in in the Chauvin trial.

Also, I'd like to know how you aren't near a screen right now.
Apr 10, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
I generally don't post updates about my husband's health on Twitter, but I'm asking a favor today.

For those of you who aren't aware, my husband was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) at the beginning of the year. 1/

➡️bethematch.org Darius' oncology team originally thought he could be treated with chemotherapy alone. It turns out, that's not going to happen. So, he needs a stem cell transplant, but no one in his family is a match for donation.

Maybe you are? 2/

➡️ bethematch.org
Feb 14, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
I started to shovel my walk but I got tired. Luckily, it’s supposed to get warmer and turn to rain overnight so I came in to make banana bread donuts instead.

#seattlesnow Image Banana Bread Donuts:

take your favorite banana bread recipe
(if you don't have a favorite, google "easy banana bread" and go with the one with the fewest ingredients)
add 2 extra eggs and 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
scoop into donut pan
bake for 25 minutes Image
Feb 13, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Is this the "phillydelphia" guy? "amonomus"
Feb 11, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read

List of 20 Republican Senators who have indicated they might vote to CONVICT. #ConvictTrump

1. Mitch McConnell, 202-224-2541
2. Lisa Murkowski, 202-224-6665
3. Susan Collins, 202-224-2523
4. Mitt Romney, 202-224-5251
5. Pat Toomey, 202-224-4254
6. Ben Sasse, 202-224-4224 2/4

Continued list of 20 Republican Senators who have indicated they might vote to CONVICT. #ConvictTrump

7. Rob Portman, 202-224-3353
8. Roy Blunt, 202-224-5721
9. Todd Young, 202-224-5623
10. Shelley Moore Capito, 202-224-6472
11. Richard Burr, 202-224-3154
Jan 13, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ My husband has been feeling poorly for a few days and decided to go in to be tested for COVID-19.

Instead, we just found out that he has AML: acute myeloid leukemia.

Or I should say, *he* found out. Alone.

They won't let me visit him.

Because of COVID-19. 2/ You probably don't know my husband and for that, I am truly sorry that you haven't met the best man I've ever known. This is a guy who opted to work with COVID-19 patients in the ICU instead of tele-health because he couldn't just sit by and watch.

Jan 12, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
What is this lady screaming about? Fucking Qarens, man.
Jan 8, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
I've read, but cannot confirm, that said Trump supporter was attempting to steal a painting of Tip O'Neill, tased his nuts, and died from a heart attack.

Trying really, really hard not to make any testicle puns. You guys, he accidentally tasered himself in the balls to death.

While he was stealing a painting of...wait for it...

Tip O'Neill.


I'm sorry. I'm going to hell.

But come on.

Jan 4, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
"I didn't wear a mask.

I should've.

I didn't.

I believed it was just the flu.

That it was all going to to go away.

That it was political.

I didn't think a mask would help."

#WearAMask "My paramedic said, 'if masks don't help, why do front line workers get it at a lower rate than the rest of society?'

You don't want to end up like me.

I'm having trouble breathing.

I will get intubated if I get any worse.

It's so hard to breathe."

Jan 2, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Thought about posting a thread of Rudy Giuliani making an ass out of himself but I think Twitter has a limit on how many tweets you can put into a thread.

But I'm going to give it a shot. 1/ Rudy Giuliani being an idiot.
Dec 19, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
It's time for GUESS THAT RECIPE!

What am I making with these ingredients?

And yes, it really is just these 4 ingredients. And what these ingredients make is kind of spectacular if you know what you're doing. (I do not. I made it for the first time and it is...well, you'll see.) As soon as someone guesses correctly, I will post photos and recipe!

Dec 3, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
Something is beeping in my house and it's driving me nuts.

I've ruled out the usual suspects. No electronics or appliances.

Called my son downstairs to make sure it's not in my head.

He hears it, too, but we can't find the source.

Clearly, I need to burn my house down now. It's not the smoke alarm.

Trust me, when that piece of shit gets low on batteries, it is very distinctive.