let me begin by asserting that i am by no means a professional chef. do i enjoy cooking tremendously? yes. do i sometimes get a little too excited about trying new recipes? certainly. am i going to win any awards for my food styling or photography? not any time soon. so, now that that’s out of the way i want to tell you about the badass dinner i cooked the other night, courtesy of one of my favorite food blogs – sprouted kitchen. i regularly read a handful of magical blogs dedicated to food and whenever i need a healthy dose of inspiration i know i can find something amazing i haven’t thought of. this week i was really excited to try the walnut encrusted salmon with edamame mash from sprouted kitchen. i made it on tuesday night and it was unbelievable.incredible.so good. i also made a spinach salad with red onion, granny smith apples, and goat cheese in a balsamic vinaigrette, which was also thoroughly yummy. usually whenever i make a new dish evan and i discuss what i should do differently next time (if it deserves a next time). but for this one we could only manage appreciative moans and ‘mmmm’s between bites. so yes, this one does deserve many more turns through our little kitchen. i highly recommend taking a peek at sprouted kitchen on the regular…the photography is gorgeous, the recipes are inventive and healthy, and it is an all-around good time.
speaking of good times, i was decidedly absent from all of the revelry yesterday. mostly because i have become quite the old lady in the past few years. to say that large inebriated crowds give me anxiety would be an understatement. this is not to say that i am against good times and/or day drinking…quite the contrary. i just prefer to do it in open spaces with not many people all up in my biznass. so, in honor of my lack of coolness i stayed in and knit til my fingers ached yesterday. yup. i’m not winning any cool awards any time soon. but i do have a profusion of knitted brooches blooming on my couch. which i’ll take over a hangover and beer drenched clothes any day.
at the request of one of my devoted readers my dad i have included a few images from last st patrick’s day. i think i have disappointed him with my lack of rowdiness and pictures of bagpipes this year.