Grown Ocean, FLEET FOXES it’s finally here....
so many things happened!
We went to austin! Then three days later, we moved! Because, you know, why not? And then we ate pizza on the floor. The end. (Not really. The actual end is that then final exams started and we never got around to moving in a table, and so we’re still eating on the floor, and rummaging for clothes in still-unpacked boxes, and never able to find anything, and there seems to...
friday link love
- eat more cheese. This might have to grace the walls of our new (!) kitchen. - National Geographic did a real-life version of UP! See it here. - I’ve worked my way through the better part of a loaf of this over the past couple days. Highly recommend it. - If you haven’t heard the new Adele album yet, you probably should. Just saying.
whole wheat chocolate chip cookies!
In my college years, I embarked on a quest to make whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. And not just any garden-variety whole grain cookie, rather cookies that were genuinely delicious. Cookies that, you know, people would want to eat. I failed. I got carried away with the idea that a ‘whole wheat’ cookie should be a healthy cookie. I reduced the butter, halved the sugar, and...
spider lake lodge
We stayed here a couple weekends ago, and it was lovely. (Also: we snowshoed over the ice to an abandoned island, got serenaded with lumberjack harmonies over beers, drank gallons of coffee, and probably ate too much candy. It was excellent.)
dance, dance, dance, LYKKE LI
dreaming of some southern hemisphere color
all images by Michelle Gow
I’m not really sure where to begin with this one. I want to convince you that what you see pictured above, essentially a bowl of mush, is actually enticing. Because enticing it is. Polenta is something that I always enjoyed eating at restauants but never bothered with at home because I’d always heard that its preparation involved 30 minutes of whisking, and if there’s...
it's always sunny at victor's
celery root and apple salad
Hello again and happy new year! It has been awhile since I’ve been able to settle back into this little corner of the internet. The whirlwind of the holidays was quite a distraction for me, a seemingly endless parade of snowy weather and things made with butter and/or love to keep me warm. Luckily, I’ve been able to start the new year with a fridge full of veggies, a heart full of...
I think I’m making peace with winter. We got eighteen inches of snow in Minneapolis last weekend (enough to make the Metrodome cave in), and while that normally would drive me crazy with cabin fever, I really surprised myself with how peaceful I felt just staying inside. I slept a lot, cooked a lot, and took a lot of pictures in that lovely pale light that we only get on...
Swans, CAMERA OBSCURA
playing with tumblr
(grassdoe) Sorry if it’s been bizarre round here lately - I’ve been playing around with tumblr themes and wreaking havoc on the site in the process. Back to normal for now.
dreams of flying
currently procrastinating by: + ogling these works from the series Dreams of Flying, by Jan Von Holleben + baking and munching on whole wheat chocolate chip cookies + dreaming of Scotland with the help of this amazing flickr stream + watching fourteen actors acting Happy weekend!
100% whole wheat hearth bread
I am not really much of a cookbook person. I mean, I love to read them, usually either at lunchtime or before bed, tucking myself in on nights when I can’t sleep and my hand-me-down copy of my grandmother’s Joy of Cooking is just the thing to soothe me. I just never really get around to buying them for myself. I get distracted, I forget what I originally wanted, and when it comes...
gluten-free buckwheat yogurt pancakes
After a hideous snowstorm and an even-more-hideous tumble down some steep stairs (don’t get me started) I wanted one thing and one thing only: pancakes. And beer. Ok, so I wanted two things. I know that calling snowstorms hideous sounds grumpy since they are very pretty and fun to play in, but snowstorms are not fun to drive in and since here in Minneapolis we inevitably get eight...
gift guide 2010: 10 under $50
Okay, so it is officially December. December 2nd, to be exact - am I the only one who feels like this month snuck up on us? I mean, sure, I’ve been thinking about what I want, but the massive project of actually making a list and checking it twice and getting thoughtful gifts and loving cards together for my nearest and dearest is still in what I like to call the Conceptual Phase. I am...
the thanksgiving antidote
I don’t know where you are, but here in the US it was Thanksgiving last Thursday. Thanksgiving is best described as a giant feast of epic proportions, and although none of the individual components can be described as really unhealthy in moderation: a slice of pie, a bit of turkey, some vegetables alongside, somehow the meal (and the several meals of leftovers thereafter - temperance is...
Kick Drum Heart, THE AVETT BROTHERS
world famous butternut chickpea salad
There’s been a lot of praise for this salad over the years, most notably here and here and probably a million other places more articulate than this little corner of the internet, and it deserves every last glowing syllable. Delicious, easy, and brilliantly good (yes, I just called a salad brilliant, sorry) for lunch the day after you make it, this salad needs to be in your repertoire. ...
mac and cheese
First things first: that is a terrible picture. I know. But c’mon, people - it’s mac and cheese. It was never supposed to win any beauty contests. It’s comfort food of the highest order, meant to be scooped out of the pan after a long day and eaten on the couch in forgivingly stretchy clothing. It’s beautiful in its own frumpy way. This is a classic mac and cheese,...
A Crime, SHARON VAN ETTEN
big life date squares
I’m from the midwestern United States, but I went to university in Nova Scotia. Halifax, to be exact. I’m not sure why I was initially attracted to the idea of moving so far away from home for college, it probably had something to do with angst, but once I actually went to Halifax I fell genuinely in love with it, despite my dubious reasons for being there in the first place....
Love Among Social Animals, SONNY AND THE SUNSETS
What I eat when i eat alone
A big, comforting bowl of rice noodles for those days when you’re feeling under the weather or in need of some good clean nourishment (I hear this soup is good for hangovers but definitely wouldn’t know from experience.) Made with miso and whatever medicinal aromatics you have hanging around in the crisper drawer, this’ll surely cure what ails you, even if it’s just a...
french lentil + feta squash boats
I can’t really get enough of winter squash. The farmer’s markets in our area have just one weekend left before closing up shop for the winter, and I’ve been quite busy the last couple of weeks amassing an impressive stockpile of squash from weekend market runs and generous green-thumbed friends. But, umm, what to do with all this squash? I’ve been stirring it into...
+ ogling the goods at Rifle Paper Co. + the first sunshine in days. Days! + the smell of homemade applesauce simmering on the stove + listening to this on repeat + elliott’s dry yet hilarious spooky breakfast: “Banana-flavored anything is pretty much the taste of death.”
peter reinhart's whole wheat ciabatta
This post has been a slow starter, since I have no idea how to introduce this bread without gushing a slew of superlatives. Should I complain about the weather instead? It’s raining and boring and ruining all my bike rides. Hmph. I think I’ll stick to chatting about the bread today. This ciabatta is awesome. It might be the best bread I’ve ever made. And it’s...
Silent Movies, PETER AND THE WOLF
Keep It Quiet, RA RA RIOT
+ baked oatmeal straight from the pan + new music! Maintenant by Gigi and Echo by the Morning Benders + this amazing food diary from Justin Fornal + window shopping at Built by Wendy happy weekend!