Here is a brief overview of the highlights from our trip to the South… We began our trip in the Big Easy. What a wild place! We began our first morning with beignets (pronounced ‘been-yay’), basically a big piece of fried dough goodness, at a little shop in the French Quarter where we were staying. These sweet little birds fly in and out of the shop, provoking oohs and aahs...
Happy Thanksgiving! As I enjoy this fabulously warm (75°!) Southern Thanksgiving here in Tallahassee, Florida, I’m excited to share some good news! One of my favorite bloggers, Joy the Baker, is coming out with a book! I hope she does a book tour and comes to Portland! Link to pre-order the book at a very reduced price right here.
This year, instead of baking cookies, I’m buying Santa lottery tickets. And when he wins, he can bring my my wish list. Clockwise from top left: Ken Wright Pinot Noir - $44, Sodastream Soda Maker - $150, Bob Kramer Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife - $350, Anthropologie Animal Napkin Rings - $20, Kitchenaid Mixer (in yellow!) - $299, Kitchenaid Food Processor - $250, Organic White Truffle...
This weekend I had to re-embrace white flour. It was necessary. I made raviolis. I had no idea they were so easy! The most difficult part was putting some muscle into rolling out the dough. And being sure they were sealed well enough that they didn’t come apart when boiled. This recipe serves about 2-3. I would double or quadruple it and freeze the extras! Mushroom Ravioli Olio ...
I have been missing the kitchen like crazy. So with my day off, I decided to spend some time with a few of my favorites: butter, sugar, and flour. I have this fabulous book checked out right now: The Butch Bakery Cookbook. It’s an entire book of cupcakes with a ‘manly’ twist to them, which means cupcakes with bacon, booze, and the likes. More butter and sugar. And...
Today’s 30 Days of GOOD challenge: document your coffee break. My Good Earth tea bag reads: Why should I buy expensive art when I can make my own. -Piero Milani Which is exactly why I’m up at 6 AM.
Todays photo challenge: document happiness. This is my front door, and home is where my heart is. It’s funny the things that you don’t really notice until you stop to take a photo of them. Or maybe I just forgot how ornate our screen door is and just how much I like it.
And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the...– Steve Jobs, Business Week, October 12, 1994
This month, Good’s 30 Day Challenge is asking to document your life. A picture everyday. Today’s challenge was document a pet. She doesn’t sit still much. Especially when documenting apparatuses are in her face. But look at those whiskers! Melt.