Heya, I'm Zinzy!

I'm a multidisciplinary designer and queer Catholic from Amsterdam who makes resonant queer spaces, doodles, and lots of bread. This digital blanket fort exists to document some of these things.

One of the things I dream about, is possessing the development skills needed to build the best gardening app in the world. One that can recognize plants, offers identification possibilities, and has excellent user experience. A girl can dream, right?

We had a go at Claire Saffitz’s homemade ravioli. We made a double batch of pasta (16 ounces of flour, 10 egg yolks, 4 large eggs) and two different fillings: Claire’s ricotta and my shortcut bolognese. Her method of drawing a line of filling onto the dough didn’t really work for us, and it made us waste a bit of the dough. The ricotta filling came out very well both in terms of flavor and texture. The bolognese had excellent flavor, but was a little runny. Next time, I’ll drain the onion after it has carmelized. We used grated cheddar and parmesan.

Bolognese filling
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 diced yellow onions
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 3 anchovies
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Oregano
  • Sugar
  • Salt

My column Pray Tell 1 this week is all about clobber passages. Queer Christians refer to them when they talk about anti-queer rhetoric in the Bible. This piece deals with a different kind of clobber passage, one having everything to do with Mother’s Day.

  1. This photograph was taken by Grant Whitty

I hadn’t forgotten that I made this in 2016 while thinking of refugees, but I also hadn’t remembered where I had put it until I got to the bedroom. The text was taken from Waran Shire’s beautiful poem Home’.

We were ecstatic last year when a stroll on Rue des Rosiers brought us to a little shop that sold the exact mezuzah we had bought two years earlier in the Paris Jewish Museum. It got lost in the mix of roadtripping through France for two weeks, and then it was found.