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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.
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  • This next pie is a pumpkin-meets-tiramisu hybrid, my
  • Up next in pie recipes with a Thanksgiving vibe from my book
  • Trying to decide what desserts to make for Thanksgiving (we're hosting a big potluck,
  • Totally a long underwear, trains in front of the wood stove kind of evening. Stay warm out there, friends! Low of 15 here tonight, BRR!!!!
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What I’m Digging

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Happy Friday, friends! Hope all is well in your worlds today. We’re on the mend, it appears, after a short bought of stomach flu for the little guy. He seems just fine and dandy today, though, thankfully.

I’ve got a Small Measures post up on Design Sponge today. I’m chatting about making colored twine for decorating packages. Why would you DIY your twine, instead of purchasing it in a store or online? For several reasons-you can create a vast range of colors and color combinations at home that would cost a mint to buy, and crafting your own creates a personalized effect with character that you’d never be able to make with mechanically-created colored twine.

In other news, here’s a smattering of this’s and that’s that caught my attention this week:

*Sarah’s wreaths are serious knockouts.
*Locals-home milk delivery, in glass bottles to boot!
*Nicole’s genius winter pie idea-Kabocha squash.
*Real life hobbit houses.
*YES magazine is fantastic this month (and every month, really).
*Wouldn’t it be fun to make honeycomb-patterned biscuits or cookies?

*This permaculture design course in Belize looks incredible (and it’s run by an old friend of Glenn’s!).

I’m looking forward to a potluck and garland-making get-together at my friend Jess‘s house tomorrow afternoon (and she’s got a hot tub, to boot!). After that, we’re headed to my Mom’s place, for an overnight trip to Grandma’s (or “Gigi’s”, in our case), complete with a cookie-baking session slated for Sunday morning.

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

*Each Friday, I post a photo of Huxley, because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. He’s sitting in front of our wood stove’s hearth gate here. This post  from last December goes into a bit more detail about the gate. It’s worked like a charm since Glenn made it, and keeps this Mama from having extreme heart palpitations every time Huxley plays near the stove.

5 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • Katie says:

    I look forward to your Friday posts. So many new links to explore and they’re all always wonderful finds to add to my reading list. And your little guy is growing like a weed!

  • Nicole says:

    Your weekends sounds like the perfect holiday weekend :) Huxley looks cute in his thermals and I love the colored twine idea. SO creative. Thanks for the link love!

  • jen says:

    LOVE that you’ve linked to Farm to Home milk! What a great service, reminds me of being a kid – we got milk in glass bottles delivered to our door. Even better, it was raw milk (yum!). I’ll have to try out their service.

    The charlie brown christmas trees are so sweet. Simplicity is beautiful! But if you’re going to go all out – wow, those wreaths!!

    Happy Friday!

  • Melanie J. says:

    Farm to Home delivers to 28787!!! Girl, you just made my day!

  • Heidi says:

    I love MapleView milk although I am surprised they are going to deliver to Asheville area. Not really all that local. If you are ever in Chapel Hill, an ice cream cone at their store on the farm is a must! My favorite flavors are tarheel crunch and teaberry. It really makes me wonder how far my milk travels. Hmmmm. I’m really wanting that milk cow :).