Farmers Markets are so in right now. At first I was just grossed out from seeing Food Inc. and wanted to put my new handwoven basket to use, but after cooking with the fresh veggies and seeing how long the produce lasts when you get it straight from the source, I am a true believer in Farmers Markets. You can find one local to you using this adorable website. Be sure to note the day and hours open, since I’ve found them to be all over the place!
The textures and colors at Farmers Markets are so beautiful. I can practically smell the fresh cilantro!
When you want to totally impress someone but not actually put a whole lot of effort into it — make this delicious and unbelievably easy Microwave Toffee. This is my mom’s recipe, and I’m warning you — follow it exactly. If you want to make multiple batches, do it separately — do not double the ingredients or mess with the cook times. OMG it is so good, you guys.
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Besides looking cool and being fun to make, Popovers are damn tasty. They also seem like the type of thing that Jackie O would make, therefore excellent to nonchalantly whip up for breakfast next time you’re visiting the bf’s parents. They are somewhat of a cross between a Danish and a biscuit (which obviously means they’re yummy!) and you can pair them with just about anything — go sweet with jam and honey, or savory with cheeses, vinegar, and oil. While they may look tricky to make, they’re actually quite simple. I followed this recipe and found that a couple things made them come out especially delicious…
A word of advice from our goddess of cooking Paula Deen — always crack each egg individually before putting it in the mixing bowl. There’s nothing worse than ruining the batch with a bad egg.
Prepare your wet and dry mixes separately before mixing together.
The consistency is somewhat runny so don’t be alarmed if it doesn’t look like your normal batter!
Pour your melted butter into the pan first. After you fill them 3/4 full with batter, the butter will rise up.
Keep an eye on them, but make sure the edges are brown before you remove from the oven!
I can’t stop at just one — first with honey and then one with jam! Popovers are to die for, especially when they’re hot. Hope you enjoy!
My best friend gave me her own recipe for Jalapeno Peachtinis, and it was so great I have to share it with you. It’s super easy, and is great for making ahead of time, freezing for a couple hours, and then pulling out later to impress your friends!
12 fresh limes, peach vodka, fresh jalapeno, peach puree.…
While visiting my parents for the weekend, I found these beautiful Camellias on a bush outside my room window. I grabbed a few that were about to fall off their stems and dipped them in champagne flutes full of water. Not only did they stay alive a few days longer, they brightened up the room in the process!