happy friday and happy weekend! these are links to some of the many things I found inspiring this week. I hope I’ll show you something that moves you, too. here we go!
food + drink
alanna of the bojon gourmet made this beautiful baked barley with figs, berries, and cardamom. my senses are feasting just looking at it. I want to make this for a weekend morning (possibly with a different grain).
I love eggplant and just recently I’ve been introduced to the idea of fried capers (!), so this eggplant parmesan pizza with crispy capers is something that I’ve decided needs to happen in my kitchen SOONOPOTAMUS and with cauliflower crust.
laura not only created what appears to be a spot-on vegan butternut queso, but she accompanied the recipe with insights and glimpses into her process which get my mind moving + thinking about ways to interact with and combine flavors. her ideas and her photography always inspire me.
also on the vegan cheese front: minimalist baker’s mexican cheese three ways (shakeable crumbles, a dippable chipotle spread, and a pourable queso). suhweet.
this fall harvest bowl is handsome, seasonally appropriate, and includes teff polenta fries!
I’m a couple weeks late on this bacon bloody mary with pickles, but PICKLES!
molly’s post about her salt + vinegar potato galette is a charming and fun read. she mentions having learned how to preserve corn (which I hope we’ll hear more about soon) and making sodium acetate (or vinegar powder, in hungry people terms*) from household ingredients. as a prospective salt + vinegar popcorn maker/eater, this are excite.
*I wanted to say “hungry people English” and then I really wanted to say “hungrish”. does this work? can we coin a language of food-oriented language tendancies/wordings as “hungrish”? I’ll say it if you do.
I love this simple herb drying rack and I think it could find a home in even the tiniest kitchen. bonus: it’s DIY!
this was published in february but it’s new to me–here’s caity weaver’s story about going on a cruise with paula deen. her writing, her style, her deep cutting thoughtfulness is awesome.
I am so inspired and enthralled by the ideas, the writing, the photographs, and the art of this human being lately. reading her about page is like being introduced to some deep, distantly familiar part of me that I’ve never quite grasped before. a taste:
My work & recipes are inspired by the perfection of imperfection, the sacred in the mundane, and living in the present. Our daily lives are worth curating, and we can do so simply & sustainably. It’s about finding beauty in things as they are, not as we think they should be or as people tell us they should be—a fallen branch becomes a chandelier, wildflowers become a syrup, and herbs from the garden a tonic. Whether it’s a peach pie, a small gathering, decorating a corner of your home, a piece of prose, or a photograph…lyricism & metaphor can be found in it. All of life is connected; it’s one thing.
and to end, a picture of beth’s newly redesigned kitchen. it’s gorgeous and magical and so mindfully designed. check out the rest of the series on remodelista.