When I was a kid, I was always curious to see what my friends had in their kitchen.
Sugar cereal? Candy? Entenmann’s? Show me the loot!
You have to understand, my mom sent me to school with homemade carrot-raisin slaw packed in 1970’s (brown) Tupperware. I was that kid.
Today, I invite you to explore my kitchen.
We’ve been eating juicy, homegrown berries by the handful this year. It’s incredible. The fact that these berries come up on their own with minimal weeding, makes me feel… what’s the word… empowered? (Driscoll’s ain’t got nothing on me!)
Not pictured: fresh whipped cream for dunking.
In my kitchen…
… is a skillet stir-fry.
My CSA started last week and I’ve been showered with the most glorious vegetables.
These sweet, Japanese salad turnips only take minutes to cook. I included their whole peppery leaves (which I should have chopped first to make them more tender) and a squirt of fresh lemon. Pretty purple chive flowers add a touch of onion-y flavor.
In my kitchen…
… a goodie bag!
A couple of months ago, I was nominated by Saveur Magazine for ‘Best Photography’ for their annual blog awards. The awards were held this past weekend in Brooklyn… and I lost. But that’s OK. Because the experience itself was worth its weight in gold. I learned a lot about social media and how apparently I’m doing it all wrong, spoke with book editors about the publishing world, devoured the most incredible bleu cheese and drank unique, Argentinian wine! (and exhale) Plus, I got to meet many of my invisible blogging friends which was the best part.
And to you- a huge, HUGE thank you for voting. I know the voting process took some time, and I want you to know that I sincerely appreciate your efforts. ♥
Back to my kitchen…
You know all about my mint. I won’t wax lyrical.
However, feeling the need to do something with my surplus, I arranged the stalks ‘bouquet’ style with some fresh oregano. Just call me an old Italian lady… all I need is a mustache and a pasta pot.
PS- you see those yellow shears? My mom got me a pair (she’s probably beaming right now) because they cut everything from fragrant herbs to gym mats.
Also, in my kitchen…
… is Jake. He’s a Fruitarian.
And for a quick kitchen snack …
Brown sugar-glazed walnuts!
I’ve been craving walnuts like nobody’s business lately- so waxy and buttery. One of my favorite combos are walnut halves with dried cranberries and chocolate covered espresso beans. It’s brain food with buzz.
I threw the walnuts into a salad with strawberries…
And we’ve now come full circle.
I’d love to know what’s going on in your kitchen this month, so feel free to comment below! All mint recipes welcome.
*Linking up with my fabulous friend Celia for In My Kitchen*