Simply, what I have eaten in the recent past.
Kinfolk Magazine. A publication from creatives across the world. Like a small book. Published 4 times a year, and chock full of good reads, spread with dreamy and gorgeous photos, and dripping with inspiration.
Fika // going out for coffee, a Scandinavian term. This article in Kinfolk Vol. 1 resonated with me, perhaps because I’m Swedish, perhaps because I love friends, and perhaps because I love sharing food with friends. Perhaps a bit of all three. Fika is about coffee being more than just a quick caffeine fix; it’s about stopping and appreciating the moment of togetherness.
We have lots of things growing. Herbs, beans, swiss chard, radishes, red cabbage, cantaloupes, and TOMATOES. My word, do we have tomatoes. We probably pick almost a pint each day!
These homegrown tomatoes… they are the ones that I ate and enjoyed. That moment when I ate a tomato and enjoyed it… radical and life changing. (To properly understand this, you must realize that for all of my life I’ve despised eating raw tomatoes. No longer!)
I always grow morning glories in my herb garden.
Just a few days ago we cut up and ate this cantaloupe.
The taste of homegrown food… there’s nothing better.
peanut butter chocolate fudge. salt on some of it. (the salt adds a surprising bit of flavor)
i made my first pot roast today! in a dutch oven, with lots of coaching from mom.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day! And you know me, I love to bake. So there has been lots of baking going on :)
Clara made a berry pie yesterday, this morning I made an apple pie, Mom made Mema’s cranberry jello, I also made rolls, and I made a pumpkin cheesecake pie. (Graham cracker crust pies, by the way, are the very easiest to make.)
Oh, and this apron. I made it in Mom’s sewing class!
*Photo credit to my sister Clara
Honestly. I think it might just be the prettiest cake I’ve ever made. I learned how to do the sort-of firework design first from here and then from the July issue of the Martha Stewart Living magazine.
This was my breakfast yesterday morning. Delicious and simple to make, and I have to say that successfully making a poached egg is so fulfilling.
I learned how from the Smitten Kitchen!
I like to think that this vintage checkerboard that I always put my food on is just my beautiful countertop.