Life’s more fun when you live it flavorfully—that’s why we pepper our days with dynamic reads, inspired adventures, brain-feeding podcasts, and recipes we’ll cook up as soon as we have the time. Here’s our Friday roundup of the five things we’re into and up to this week:

1. Reminiscing | The Sporkful
What If Willy Wonka Was Your Dad 
If your childhood wasn’t shaped by the works of Roald Dahl, you definitely missed out. This podcast dives into everything from what it’s like to grow up with such an adventurous, imaginative father to how to make the iconic Matilda chocolate cake (spoiler: the recipe calls for blood and sweat). It’s the throwback you didn’t know you needed.

2. Surviving | The New York Times
Harvey and Irma Wiped Out Our Kitchens. Still, We Cook.
With spirits low across the country, some passionate foodies are making the best of what’s left after their worlds were turned upside down. Improvised cooking has never been so necessary.

3. Mixing In | For Those Who Savor
Seasonal Hummus Remix with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds and Candied Pecans
This dip is exactly what you need in your stomach right now. Simple steps, delicious results. Get ready for fall flavor but with a little CAVA twist.

4. Revamping | Design Sponge
5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Vintage Pieces
There’s no better way to spice up your space than with a piece that tells a story. These tips can help you make the furniture in your rooms 2017-ready with ease. You have the problems, here are the solutions. Let’s get upholstering.

5. Refreshing | The Chalkboard Magazine
It’s Not A PSL: The Adaptogenic Tonic We’re Making Every Morning
We’re welcoming in the new season with a commitment to better health and more mindful living. This drink is perfect to sip as you watch leaves fall, light the fireplace, and binge watch Netflix all season long. The best part: the directions are easy as 1, 2, 3.