I'm that one lady you followed but now can't remember why. Chocolatier, pastry chef. Owner @marcenetmerc.
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!
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.
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…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.
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
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/
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.
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
Feb 13, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Is this the "phillydelphia" guy?
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
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.
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!