Hiiiii and happy Friday! We've officially survived the ever-so-sad end of summer and, if you're here in the Northeast, the official start of a rather humid, rather sticky, rather uncomfortable Indian summer. As a reward, I think it is safe to say that we all deserve a little "almost autumn" Friday roundup to get ourselves pumped for cooler days. So here we go…
As I write this, I'm wearing a (slightly wrinkled) chambray shirt. Yesterday, I wore a sleeveless chambray shirt. Chances are that tomorrow, some form of chambray will find its way into my wardrobe yet again. I'm only slightly predictable. This fall, I plan to embrace some serious chambray layering with cozy oversized sweaters and my favorite, totally worn in pair of studded leopard loafers. Also, I'm all about the pegged jean look at the moment. No judgement, please.
Last Sunday, my local farmer's market was ripe with an assortment of high summer peppers: poblanos, jalapeños, and a myriad of bell peppers ranging from red to green to a gorgeous purplish-brown. If you read this blog regularly, then you know that, because of the nature of our sandwich shop, I'm a huge fan of any sort of unique condiment or spread and am forever on the lookout for unusual recipes I've yet to try. I've never sampled muhammara, though this recipe has one-hundred-percent inspired me to fill my tote bag with as many red bell peppers as I can fit during this weekend's trip and to take a turn at making my first ever batch. Thanks for this great post, Heidi!
I'm recently battling a more-than-mild addiction to Molly Yeh's super fun blog. Her recipes are so playful and her photos are completely swoon-worthy. I'm currently working my way through a giant batch of her chocolate covered grapes, which sort of make me feel like I'm the type of girl who eats fruit for dessert (even though said fruit is covered in a hard chocolate shell). Fail? Or total win? I'll let you decide.
In our never-ending quest to fill our walls with art, we're currently on the lookout for an oversized statement piece for a giant wall in our kitchen. This blown-up book page has inspired me to (momentarily) step away from Etsy and to instead turn to the pages of some of our favorite cookbooks for some possible ideas.
If I was the star of my own reality show circa today, it would likely be called: True Life: I Just Learned How to French Braid My Hair Last Week. I know -- it's sort of strange for a woman who has had long hair literally her entire life. Now that I know the art behind this secret trade, I kind of can't stop touching and twisting my hair into fun, braided combos.
That's it for now, gang. I'll be back again with a new recipe in a few days. (I'll give you a hint: it involves super plump end-of-summer tomatoes and one of my all-time favorite recipes from the Silver Spoon.) Until then...