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  • This tuna-mack (mackerel!) casserole puts a divine spin on the tired old classic. It took every ounce of willpower not to go back for thirds! It was egg noodles cooked with tuna and mackerel in a white sauce with eggs from our hens, flavored with tarragon, black pepper, cornichons, then mixed with bread crumbs and aged cheddar, and topped with both as well. Before it was served, it was topped with kalamata olives, capers, sour pickles, and cilantro. So good!
  • Sometimes being Huxley's mom means dressing up as Wonder Woman (to his tiny Batman) while feeding the wood stove, locking up the chickens, and helping @glennbenglish make dinner. Because, #mom.
  • I'll admit that it's pretty, but we three Englishes (and our feathered friends!) are SO very ready to be done with snow and frost and chill.
  • It's always a good day when @joythebaker stops by. Thanks for sharing food stories, sipping tea, strolling the property, and playing with our Wild child. Safe travels on your southern road trip, and beyond!!!
  • Was weeding the patio and looked up to find this little gnome picking daffodils.
  • Follow the red brick road? Indeed I did.
  • The best part of @fernworks and @killaspro traveling to Southeast Asia in January? The Thai food cooking kick they've been on since their return. Still thinking about these crazy delicious wings @fernworks made last night (using the recipe from @pokpokpdx). Thanks for having us over, buddies!
  • Back at home but missing this sight, from #selbygardens.
  • Family, gardens, and sea creatures are what characterized our time in Florida. I could stare at these exquisite jellyfish all day.
  • Nothing could be finer than to be back in North Carolina. Missed these mountains something fierce!
  • A late winter trip to Florida was exactly what we three Englishes needed, but we are glad to be headed back home to greet the spring in the magical mountains of western North Carolina.
  • Something wicked this way comes. At the Magic Kingdom. First time here as a parent. At Huxley's request, went on the Haunted Mansion ride first. Let the good times roll!
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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!!!