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What I’m Digging

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Happy Friday, friends. So far today in our kitchen, we’ve made some sorghum bourbon butter pecan ice cream. For dinner, catfish and hushpuppies are in the works, likely alongside fried green tomatoes. This very second, a blueberry icebox pie is being assembled, while a strawberry crumble pie will be baked first thing tomorrow morning (both recipes from “A Year of Pies“). The ice cream and fried deliciousness is all part of recipe development and testing for my new southern pantry book while the pies will be my and Glenn’s entries at our friend Barbara Swell’s Retro Pie Contest tomorrow afternoon. I do so very much love a baking/stirring/measuring/whipping/tasting/chopping day in the kitchen!

Just a small round-up this week, of this and that’s that caught my attention:

*Butter and salt-coated radishes. So fresh. So clean. So simple. So good.

*So honored to have been included in the Garden.Kitchen.Table summit. Do yourself a favor and check it out! And if you’ve ever wondered what I look like when I’m talking to a computer screen (as dorky as you’ve likely imagined!), you can view my interview here.

*Had a pint of One World Brewing’s Chocolate Truffle Stout the other day at Farm Burger. I tell you without a lick of hyperbole that it was truly one of the best stouts I’ve ever had.

*Looking forward to hosting Chris Bennett here for a few nights next week. He’s the author of Southeast Foraging, and will be giving a free lecture on foraging information from his book this coming Tuesday night at Villagers.

*Yesterday was tomato trellising day chez English. Natalie carries biodegradable tomato clips at Villagers (in-store only, for now!), which we’ve never used out here before. They worked like a champ!

Alright, all that food mentioned above won’t cook itself. Back to work for me! Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!

*For this week’s “What I’m Digging” round-up, I’m sharing images of our home and property. These were taken last year, right around this time, by the wonderful Tim Robison. Tim wrote me yesterday, saying he had a bunch of images from a shoot we did together that I could have. Everything still looks almost completely the same, so I thought it would be fun to share those images here with you. Thanks, Tim

 

 

3 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • Barbara says:

    Your Strawberry Crumble pie recipe is equally delicious if you substitute fresh blueberries for the strawberries; since it’s blueberry-picking time here in SE GA, it made sense and received accolades from friends and family. I gave you the credit!

    Equally wonderful are One World’s Chocolate Truffle Stout and Farm Burger’s scrumptious burgers; thanks to your recommendation, we sampled both while visiting Asheville recently. Does it get any better than THAT?? Thanks for sharing your always-delectable recipes and food venues.

    • Oh, how good to know! And thanks for the accolades. That’s incredibly kind and generous of you.

      I truly appreciate your kind words. I think good things deserve to be shared!

  • Spring says:

    Lovely photos :)