Tag: Garden

Friday Finds 6:28:13

1. Chocolate Chip, Apricot, and Espresso Cookies

Friday Finds: Chocolate apricot espresso cookies by Orangette // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Chocolate apricot espresso cookies from Orangette

I made these chocolate chip cookies with apricot and espresso from Orangette while in Seattle. They were warm and rich and oh so lovely. I definitely recommend for a cooler than usual summer day.

2. Homemade Ice Cream

Friday Finds: Ice Cream Recipes from Food52 // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Ice Cream Recipes from Food52

I can’t wait for it to get hot enough that all I want to do is make ice cream. It has to be pretty warm for me to not want to use my oven, but I have faith that it will happen. I need it to, so I can try some of these amazing looking flavors.

3. Homegrown Garlic!

Friday Finds: Homegrown garlic! // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Homegrown garlic!

Jonah harvested our first head of garlic, and it just makes me so excited! Jonah gets any and all garden credit. He took the initiative, drove me to the garden store, and did most of the digging around in the dirt. And man oh man, have I been reaping the rewards! Fava beans? Broccoli? Kale? Lettuce? Garlic scapes? And now garlic? Yahoo!

4. Bollywood Theater

Friday Finds: Bollywood Theater // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Bollywood Theater

Bollywood Theater, probably my favorite Indian restaurant in all of Portland is opening a second location near my office (and it’s crazy reasonably priced!). So… that’s a dangerous thing.

5. Corn

Friday Finds: Mexican Street Corn Salad by Love and Lemons // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Mexican Street Corn Salad by Love and Lemons

Corn is back, and with it, lots of corn filled recipes: My roommate Carmelle has the most amazing cornbread recipe that we made for commune dinner this week, I made risotto with fava beans and corn (recipe coming soon), and this tried and true corn salad. Next up? This Mexican street corn salad looks crazy good.

Garden Markers and Springtime

A few weeks ago, Jonah and I ripped up a big bed in our back yard, went to our local farm and garden store, and planted our garden. We planted sugar snap peas, carrots, broccoli, beets, kale, strawberries, sage, chives, and thyme (all this in addition to the arugula, radicchio, fava beans, and garlic that Jonah planted back in the fall). It was really fun to get dirty and plant all these things that, someday, we’ll harvest and make into delicious food. Isn’t that exciting?

Homemade Garden Markers

Anyway, I’m sharing this with you because we also made these little markers for our garden that I wanted to show you. I know it’s not food or a restaurant, but it is related. There are plenty of cute markers you can buy, but these are so nice and homemade and you can put your own personal touches on them. All you need are some rocks (washed and dried), some acrylic paints, brushes, and then, when you’re done, a waterproof shellac kind of spray so that, if you live in a place like Portland, the paint won’t get demolished in the rain. You can pick this up at any craft shop (think Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics). Plus, you get to feel like you did an art project that was actually useful and cute.

(P.S. – the link above where it says “plenty of cute markers you can buy” is a link to an article on a blog that I really love called Design*Sponge. They have great recipes and hosting ideas too, be sure to check the whole site out!)