A Cast Iron Skillet & A Camera I’m an herb collector. My pantry shelves are lined with jars of everything from butcher’s broom and witch hazel to marshmallow root and violet leaf. I buy them in bulk, arguably compulsively. I burn them, drink them, cook with them, bathe in them. I write quick poems & prayers with them. I give them as gifts—as teas, salts, and infusions—packed in amber bottles, weck jars, and muslin bags.
The Design Blog AKU | "Starting with the idea that new, undiscovered music is like some rare animal, the design is built around a tropical plant visual, created by young painter Eleriin Ello. Somewhat unexpected pink color and distinctive typography complete the identity, which was applied to a wide range of materials." AKU is a design agency based in Tallinn, Estonia. They develop strategies, create concepts and implement solutions across different media.
Mango Pepper Salsa There was one aspect of California life that somewhat intrigued me when I first moved out west over a decade ago. As a newcomer, I noticed how the beauty of spring was also dreaded by many, for one simple sneezy reason: allergies. I was an outsider looking in, and felt pity for sufferers, as I have never had allergies in my life. Over time, I learned that certain trees and native grasses could trigger reactions, that strong winds could carry, along with its cooling comfort, dreaded pollen. The same wildflowers I found alluring were despised by some. And I also learned that seasonal allergies were something you could develop, over time.
- 24 Portuguese Food Blogs You Should Be Reading Photo by Ana of Tapas na Língua blog. Portuguese cuisine is largely unknown outside Portuguese-speaking communities, which is a pity because it is a country with such an incredible culinary culture. Many people probably don’t know this, but Portugal is also a small country brimming with food bloggers. Yes, there are hundreds, if not thousands of food bloggers in the country.
idaho sunrise (baked eggs and bacon in potato bowls) » Gimme Some Oven Idaho Sunrise (Baked Eggs & Bacon In Potato Bowls) Ok, what is up with eggs?!!? They seem to be in everything lately! From topping pizzas, to burgers (shout out to Blanc, for KC locals!), to garnishing soups…apparently the incredible, edible egg is now tres chic. Intriguing, but I’m all for it! Blog Index A confession: I've been going through a lot of changes as a person these last few months. Part of it stems from finishing my 5th and 6th books The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living and Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings (out next month and this November). When I signed my first book contract, I had no idea what would happen... would that be it?
Columns - Food52 Sometimes it's healthy to relinquish control, but not when it comes to the temperature of your eggs. Here's a way to bring eggs to the exact room temperature, no guesswork involved. Read More » My Chez Panisse Experience : Cafe Fernando – Food Blog - berkeley - chez panisse - san francisco - Restaurants June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Restaurants, Travel Two years before opening Chez Panisse, Alice Waters, together with her friend from the Montessori Centre, started a journey from London and ended up in a remote village in Turkey. In the middle of nowhere, they ran out of gas and asked for help from a big-eyed boy. The boy mimed there wasn’t any gas left to pump and when they asked for food, this time he led them to his house. He built a fire out of pine cones, put on a teapot and came back with a tiny piece of cheese, which he then cut into microscopic portions before serving them.
2011 » Pete Drinks One of my big beer obsessions is exploring the ever growing London brewing scene; the London Brewers page I maintain here isn’t so much a public service as a ‘to drink’ list. Here, we pay our first visit to a brewpub – specifically, the Bull in Highgate which has the added benefit of being the brewery geographically closest to my house! The Bull has been there for a very long time, but it’s only a matter of months since Dan Fox took the place over, refurbished it into a stylish space and somehow managed to cram a small, 2.5 barrel brewery – the London Brewing Company – into the corner of the kitchen. Ok, so it’s not going to put Fullers out of business any time soon but despite the size they aim to keep four of their own brews on tap at any one time.
Back to the regular swing of things :) Monday, October 31st, 2011 Pearl barley and puy lentil salad with roasted heirloom baby tomatoes, chorizo and baby radish 1 cup pear barley1 cup puy (or French) lentilsLarge handful heirloom baby tomatoesHandful green beansHandful baby radish, thinly sliced2 medium-sized whole chorizo sausageJuice 2 lemonsOlive oil & EVOOSalt & freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon poppy seedsExtra lemon wedges to serveBaby basil leaves Pre-heat oven to 140˚C (280˚F)Slice baby tomatoes in half, drizzle with a little olive oil and slow roast in the oven for 1.5 hours until caramelised. Remove from oven and allow to cool.Bring a small pot of water to the boil then add in the green beans, simmer over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, then remove beans and plunge into a bowl of iced water.
Baba au rhum I can't actually remember the first time my mom made Baba au rhum. But somewhere in my teenage years, it became a yearly tradition and she wowed family and friends (and got them tipsy too!) with this recipe. A Baba - you may be wondering - is a yeasted brioche bun that is soaked in rum syrup. My mom would make this dessert only once a year at Christmas, so it was a cherished and much-anticipated holiday treat. At this time of year, I miss my mom so much. Double Dipped Apple Doughnuts Given the choice between being home and not being home… I’m the girl that always chooses home. Brooklyn is amazing. San Francisco is delicious. Baltimore is bonkers. Home is my heart. Home is where I keep my jar of Sharpie markers, my clean white sheets with the familiar smell, and my giant mankitten.
Baking 21 Apr Lemon Blackberry Mini Tarts Baking | Russell van Kraayenburg Fresh, sweet, and tangy. Blackberry season is approaching as farmers’ markets emerge from hibernation across the country. Tarts are a simple, sweet showcase for these juicy berries. The crisp crust, delicate fruit, and creamy lemon curd give your palate everything it wants from spring