1. Honestly Yum
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).