Now listed in my Etsy shop is a vintage Pearson/Page/Jewsbury/Peerage reproduction of an antique table bell . I believe it is made sometime between the 1920s-1930s. This dinner bell/table bell/Southern Woman in Crinoline Dress Bell/Scarlet O’hara-like Bell will make a wonderful addition to your collection. To learn more about the history of the company, visit my post on Vintage Small Elizabeth Brass Bell .
My sister-in-law introduced me to a fabulous vegetarian blog called COOKIE+kate. If you haven’t seen her blog, you need to check it out now! I love with her healthy, tasty recipes and her adorable dog, cookie!
For her recipe and instructions, click on the link and it will take you to her post! Roasted Carrots with Farro, Chickpeas and Herbed Crème Fraîche.
I substituted sour cream for the crème fraîche because I already had it on hand. You could also use greek yogurt.
She just came out with a cookbook called Love Real Food!!!!!! I will definitely be ordering it soon!
I always knew when my mom was making roast beef. As soon as I walked through the door, I could smell onion, garlic, mushrooms, beef and love. Roast beef is my dad’s favorite meal and my mother spoils him with it frequently. Eating this meal is like being embraced with a hug. It’s warm, comforting and leaves you happy. I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do.
Okay. So making vanilla is really easy. Get some vanilla beans and pour some alcohol over it and boom- you have vanilla extract. However, remember in my last post when I talked about an obsession for creating the best? I spent the whole day researching vanilla. Besides realizing there is a serious lack of information about making vanilla extract safely on most blogs, I learned some really interesting facts about vanilla from the Nielsen-Massey company. The video below gives a short history about the vanilla bean that I found absolutely fascinating. For a more in-depth history, read Vanilla’s Origins.
I have a similar obsession as Dan Barber. I’m always curious about where to find the best ingredients. How can I make my dish better? I also have always had a deep appreciation, respect, and love of nature. So naturally, this Ted Talk by Dan Barber is one of my favorites. I wish more farmers had the mind frame of Miguel and Dan! Please watch How I fell in love with a fish and enjoy!
p.s. Two bucket list goals: One day I will go to Veta la Palma, eat fish, and bird watch. I know, I’m a nerd. Then I will go to Dan Barber’s farm, walk around in awe, and dine at his restaurant.
I love ceramics. I like to support small local businesses. I appreciate quality. So I am HEAD OVER HEELS for Pigeon Toe Ceramics based in Portland. I have an older, lovely tripod bowl full of succulents, a miniature bud vase and a Christmas ornament I wish I could leave out year round.
Here is the woman behind it all- Lisa Jones. Thank you Lisa for your amazing craftsman ship and work. Video is courtesy of Pigeon Toe Ceramics.