Tag: HonestlyYUM

Weekend Finds 12:8:13

Well, we’re officially over the Thanksgiving hump. In this weekend finds, we’re on to the world of Christmas, and starting to think about decorations and gifting.

1. Meyer Lemon and Sage Hot Toddy

Meyer Lemon and Sage Hot Toddy on Weekend Finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Meyer Lemon and Sage Hot Toddy

I’m having trouble thinking of much else other than hot, wintery, alcoholic beverages. The other day, I was cozied up on the couch with my big sweater, a blanket, some tea, and my knitting, and my roommate Sophie said to me, “You are made for winter.” I think it’s true, I am. I love being warm and cozy in big sweaters sipping warm drinks. I love this time of year because you get to drink things like this Meyer lemon and sage hot toddy.

2. DIY Limoncello

DIY Limoncello on Weekend Finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
DIY Limoncello

A while ago when Jonah and I went to Toro Bravo, we were gifted some limoncello after we had to wait a little bit. And I must say, I really enjoyed it. So, while we’re on the topic of lemony alcoholic beverages, I think this DIY Limoncello would make a great gift. Plus, it’ll be a nice light after-dinner drink for those heavy Christmas dinners.

3. Geometric Ornaments

Geometric Ornaments on Weekend Finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Geometric Ornaments featured on Design*Sponge

Yesterday Jonah and I went with our roommates to get our Christmas tree! And it is all now decorated with Carmelle’s ornaments. When I get to a point in my life where I’m collecting Christmas ornaments (maybe I should say if I get to that point), I like to think I would collect things like these beautiful geometric ornaments featured on Design*Sponge. I especially like the second ones, by FlaneursPockets on Etsy.

4. DIY Vanilla Extract

DIY Vanilla Extract on Weekend Finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
DIY Vanilla from HonestlyYUM

I’ve heard of lots of people gifting homemade vanilla extract for the holidays. And I think it’s a great idea. But before I read this post on HonestlyYUM, I never really thought about using a) different types of vanilla or b) different kinds of liquor. It might be cool to give people a “flight” of vanilla, as it were.

5. Winter Salad from 101 Cookbooks

Winter Salad on Weekend Finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Winter Salad from 101 Cookbooks

Sometimes in winter I have trouble making an interesting salad. I mostly just use mixed greens, dried cranberries, candied nuts, and some cheese. Same old, same old. BUT recently I’ve started using delicata squash in everything, including salads, after eating a delicious salad at Grain & Gristle. This salad from 101 Cookbooks not only looks unlike anything I’ve made before, but it also has delicata squash in it! Yum.

Friday Finds 6:14:13

1. Honestly Yum

Fig Thyme Cocktail from Honestly Yum, Friday Finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

Luckily enough for this week’s Friday finds, this week I discovered that a blog I love, honestlywtf.com, also has a FOOD blog called honestlyyum.com. So… I’m pretty excited about that (plus it means you can find recipes like this fig thyme cocktail, pictured above).

2. Integrated Stovetop

Integrated Stove, Friday Finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

This integrated stovetop is crazy beautiful and sleek. If I had my dream kitchen, this might be a part of it. Only question: how hot does your counter get?

3. Country Brunch

Country Brunch in Portland, Friday finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

This Country Brunch event is happening next week in Portland, and if you know anything about my city, know this: we love our brunch. This is bound to be super fun, and if you’re 21+ you can enjoy some bloody maries (while watching the bloody mary smackdown).

4. Garlic Scapes

Bok Choy and Garlic Scapes by Ramshackle Glam, Friday finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

Our garlic has just produced scapes, and we’re pretty excited. Coincidence that as soon as they appear, one of my favorite bloggers also does a post about how to use them? I think not.

5. Local Milk

Local Milk, Friday finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

I’ve been checking out this blog, Local Milk, on occasion for a while, but lately have become an avid reader. It’s really lovely, her recipes look AWESOME, thought I haven’t actually made any yet, and her photography is beautiful. I highly recommend taking a look.

6. Rhubarb Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Rhubarb Hand Pies by Smitten Kitchen, Friday finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

As soon as these hand pies popped up on my news feed, I knew I had to make them. I think the plan is to make a date night with my friend Caitlyn, who’s a baker and author of The Salted Peach – she and I can bake while Jonah and her boyfriend, Dylan, clean up after us, and we all get to reap the rewards. Dylan is an awesome photographer (he shot all of the photos for Jonah’s album art), and I’m hoping at some point he can teach me a few food photography tips – he takes all of the photos for Caitlyn’s blog, and they’re absolutely beautiful. Rhubarb season is starting to wind down, so I’m trying to buy it every chance I get, even if it means chopping it up and freezing it for later. I’m sure I’ll be happy I did.

7. Cardamom Cake with Honeyed Apricots

Apricot Cake, Friday finds // Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

My sister recently reminded me about this recipe, which her (and my) friend Blair adapted from Molly Wizenberg. I love all things cardamom, and am probably going to make this cake with the apricots that are currently sitting in my fridge at the bottom of my fruit drawer, probably feeling a little forgotten (and rightfully so, I did forget about them).