On the Home Front
- We’ve been super busy with a new project (a TRAVEL blog!), but it’s not quite ready to unveil yet.
- We also headed out to our favorite farm to pickup our CSA box which was filled with greens, herbs, and small root vegetables like beets, carrots and Japanese turnips. My favorite sight, however, was the gorgeous, sprawling yellow rose bush at the farm.
- I’m also desperately in love with this mild sheep’s milk cheese that Ewetopia Dairy sent to me; it’s soft, milky and faintly tart like a mild feta. You can order it here.
Where to Find My Cookbook (when it’s sold out almost everywhere!)
- Many of you have asked just where you can by my cookbook! Its second printing hasn’t arrived in stores yet (and it’ll be about three weeks before it appears on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com again though you can see if Barnes and Noble has it on the shelves at a store near you by clicking “pick up in store”). You can often find it at independent booksellers like the Tattered Cover and Powell’s who will ship anywhere in the country. And Walmart.com has it in stock with free shipping.
What I’m Reading Online
- Squirrel, earthworms and jellyfish, anyone? I’m completely intrigued by this look at Cooking with Invasive Species.
- With the recent hubbub about gluten sensitivity being “all in your head,” I really enjoyed this piece by Gluten-free Girl which addresses the recent study on non-celiac gluten sensitivity among IBS patients and FODMAPS, but doesn’t give in to the insulting media hype.
What I’m Making This Week
- We received a glut of angelica and lovage in our CSA box this weekend, so I’m not only planning to make my favorite Lovage Soup, but also some Candied Angelica.
- My farmer also suggested I use the angelica to sweeten the 10 pounds of rhubarb that also appeared in our CSA, so I might try Angelica and Rhubarb Jam, though I’m planning to make Rhubarb Soda, too, only adding ginger and angelica to it.
- We have plenty of stinging nettles too, so I’m making our favorite Nettle and Sharp Cheddar Omelet as well as Nettle Soup (find the recipe in my cookbook).
Books on My Nightstand
- I just started reading Dan Barber’s The Third Plate and find it deeply insightful and focused on what is true farm-to-table cooking.
- I’m also positively in love (sing it from the moon in love) with Erin Alderson’s The Homemade Flour Cookbook, because, she, like me, has a unique love of whole grains and freshly milled flours. Don’t worry, though, if you don’t have a grain mill, you can still make the recipes using purchased flour.
- The Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen is also a new one for me: smart, easy, focused on whole foods without being dogmatic.