I’m delighted to see that there are a few signs of spring showing. But before my mind races to rhubarb and frilly herbs and sweet green peas, and peppery radishes, and sweet asparagus, and and and….
Since the shop opened I’ve kept a running Google Doc of all of the menus we’ve served. I make a few notes so I can remember who was there, any memorable moments and things I want to adjust for the next time.
Welcome to the Shop! Photo by Erin Schedler Not Without Salt Shop. Seattle, WA. Photos by Gabe Rodriguez.
“Cooking with fire means that you become more aware as a cook. you have to master two living things: the fire and the ingredient.
The quietness in this space is in no way an indication of a lack of cooking. The cooking I have been doing has been less calculated and getting back to the pure pleasure of tossing in this and that without pausing to grab the measuring cups.
There are several of you, I’m sure, that say “a gift guide on December 13?! I’ve been done with my holiday shopping for weeks!
It feels so good to be writing in this space right now. I always hate being away but there are seasons that demand it.
I’m rarely one to jump into trends with much force. Okay, fine there was that one pair of hammer pants in the third grade but I returned them immediately after seeing myself in the mirror.
I get on these kicks where I become obsessed with an ingredient, method or flavor and then I’ll find myself putting whatever the thing may be into all the things.
*This post was created in partnership with Sephora inside JCPenney. They believe that not only do the foods we eat affect our skin but they are also a great ingredient to cleanse and revitalize from the outside in.
*This post is in partnership with Dietz & Watson. They believe that one of the best choices we can make is the table.
It takes a lot for me to say something is perfect. Perfection isn’t really worth striving for but for us this chicken is as close as it gets.
We painted the walls Origami White by Sherwin Williams. The concrete floor will get a clear varnish over the top. The exterior was painted to resemble a Pendelton blanket now it’s a very dark gray/blue (really, it’s nearly black) with white trim.
*This post was created in partnership with Chateau St. Jean who believes, like us, that date nights and wine go hand in hand.
*This post was created in partnership with Chateau St. Jean. We both believe that a proper pizza is best served with a glass of wine.
We are nearing the end of May (how is that even possible?!) which also means our big season of birthdays is over.
The topic of motherhood is in the air. Just in the last week both my friends Sara and Megan wrote about the subject so beautifully.
The photos in this post were from a recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and in light of that I wanted to share with you a few lessons I would have loved to hear when my three babes still had fingers that looked like little sausages.
I get it now. I’m now in the mix with all the rest of the parents who are bustling children to and from activities and attempting to make dinner time possible.
I think now is as good a time as any to make the formal announcement that I’m working on another cookbook!