Welcome to the very-almost-weekend, friends!
I’ve spent the past week testing more desserts than I humanly thought possible, until I started wearing little puffs of flour around like a second skin. I’ve also been toying with some re-design ideas for the site. After all, it’s been almost three years! I can hardly believe it. I’m thinking I’m going to nudge it ever-so-slightly in the food photography direction, with some more tips and tricks for you shutterbugs out there.
Anything you’d like to see up here? Any suggestions for changes? Let me know in the comments!
Some weekend reading to tide you over:
The New Yorker has a very funny little bit on starting your own food blog: “Figure out a way to begin your first blog post with a bang. I suggest something ponderous, such as “Why does the sun seem so bright today?” or “What is the real purpose of the little toe—is it just there to be cute?” Find the article here.
Good news for all you salad-lovers out there — turns out they can now grow your favourite greens in space!
To eat, or not to eat fish? When I dabbled as a vegetarian, I always considered fish an easy, reasonably sustainable alternative to eating meat. Turns out this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Great interview of Sylvia Earle by Natasha Scripture.
Nectarines, peaches, and plums are in wild abundance and SO sweet and good right now. Summer just isn’t summer until you’ve made your very own stone fruit pie with ’em all.
I was at the Momofuku Noodle Bar recently, and had the most amazing ramen made with a creamy, ultra-rich corn broth, complete with charred kernels, crispy chicken thigh, and a whole host of other goodies. But that corn broth stayed with me! Their affiliate magazine, Lucky Peach, has a little recipe for corn cream here. I bet you could do it with coconut milk, too, and it would be fantastic.