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  • YOU GUYS!!! Our friends @rattiganjael and @daniel.rattigan are rocking the chocolate food scene, yet again. They just moved their fantastic @frenchbroadchocolates to a new larger, even lovelier space, smack dab in the middle of downtown. We stopped in this evening for the soft opening, to see the space and sample offerings both familiar (coconut brownies that dreams are made of!) and new (ice cream! toffee! pretzel caramels!). There's even an entire separate boutique room called
  • Loving this screen capture of our Huxley Wild. It's from a video our friend Ian made, using
  • I adore holiday lights. I also really love @thencarboretum. It's no surprise then that I'm giddily looking forward to the
  • That'll do pig, that'll do.
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  • Brunch at Rhubarb-a good idea today, and always. Plancha roasted romaine with @lustymonk vinaigrette, @bentonsbacon, sunny side eggs, and fingerling potatoes. Not seen: a fried apple & cranberry hand pie that made my heart and belly happy. Huxley and @glennbenglish's, too.
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  • The pies @rorris, @jenathan and I helped baking goddess @bakerhands make today will be available for purchase tomorrow at the North Asheville Tailgate Market from 8-1 pm, along with tarts and bread. Trust me, you don't want to miss out. Set your alarm clocks now!
  • When @bakerhands put out a call two days ago asking for a few hours of baking help today, I pounced at the chance to spend some quality time with such a warm, wise lady. When I found out @rorris and @jenathan had offered the same thing, the deal became even sweeter. The four of us gathered at Smoke Signals Bakery in Marshall today to chat, chew, and chop. Three cheers for wonderful people, delicious food, and fostering community. Hip, hip, freaking HOORAY!!! What a stellar day. *I was in charge of apple pie filling prep today. Photo credit to @rorris for capturing my hella serious pie-making game face!!!
  • When your morning looks like this, you know you're off to a good start. Was introduced to the glorious donuts and conviviality at @holedoughnuts today. Mercy! Goodness abounds.
  • Finally, I bring you this
  • This next pie is a pumpkin-meets-tiramisu hybrid, my
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What I’m Digging

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve been busy, busy, busy all week, working on various freelance projects. Soon as they’re up and running, I’ll share them with you. So many balls in the air at one time! It’s good, though. I’m an ants-in-the-pants-gotta-keep-moving sort of gal, so staying busy suits me just fine.

Here’s a smattering of this’s and that’s that caught my eye this week:
*This new magazine for families is beautiful (via Gabrielle).
*Cake, cake, and mo’ cake (via Jen).
*DIY on NPR (via A.J.)
*Nettle foraging from two bloggers I love.
*Eco eggs (& eco grass, too)!  
*Oh, Ireland, you green temptress (via Summer)
*Food & music.
*Locals, an archery workshop!
*Love the styling, color palette and videos of this online magazine.
*Finally, cool ties for menfolk!

Also, I’ve got a post up on Design Sponge today, all about eating edible wild flowers. We’ve gone crazy eating from our yard this past week. SO fun!

 Hubs and I are tag-teaming viewing The Hunger Games today. He’s at the show now and I’ll catch a showing later today. Super pumped. Have you seen it? What’s your take on the adaptation to the big screen?

Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, may it be grand!


11 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • Oh my, Dark Rye could be a serious time sink for me. Thanks for sharing!

  • Dixie says:

    Once again, great links. Thank you.

  • Kristy Lynn says:

    Hey sister!

    i've awarded you the versatile blogger award! You can claim it from my blog (no pressure though)… XO!

  • amanda says:

    My hubby and I read the books together a few weeks ago and saw the movie on Sunday~ Obviously, a lot was left out…… gotta say, reading the books, I didn't feel too much like I was reading books for teenagers, but watching the movie, I definitely felt like I was watching a movie for teens. There just wasn't the depth of characters I had hoped for so it bordered on hokey quite often. Not terrible, though. Have fun!

  • mandi says:

    Those cakes! Trouble for sure! I am trying that lemon lavender cake tomorrow. I can hardly stand the wait!

  • Gorgeous use of violets on your cake…I've never eaten them before but imagine them as tasty and fragrant as lavender?

  • jen says:

    as for the hunger games, the comment i have heard from a lot of people is that the biggest missing factor is katniss's inner dialogue. that's so much of the book and it just can't come across in film. so it's more an action movie adaptation.

  • Molly says:

    To me, the movie is very much like the book, which (again, to me) was too sad, hopeless, and violent. Book(s) and movie were both entertaining but very disturbing with little to redeem them (besides, maybe, Peeta's character). I guess they are just not my taste–though they certainly seem to be for everyone else! Hope you enjoyed it.

  • Kim says:

    Hunger Games was an awesome book, movie was okay. Too many details were left out which was understandable. A few meaningful details changed. Not what I was hoping for. I could see this an a weekly TV series then the whole story could be told.

    I have ate a few violets!

  • Love all the links. Thanks! Brooke

  • ashley says:

    Kristy Lynn-Aww, shucks! That's so kind of you!!! Truly appreciated!!!