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  • 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!!!!
  • Very fun to find this spread in the @womansworkco catalogue that arrived with yesterday's mail. Thank to so very much, Dorian, for all of your support. I ADORE my @womansworkco gloves. Friends, if you're shopping for durable, beautiful gloves made in the U.S., look no further. I wear my @womansworkco gloves out to the chicken coop every morning and can't recommend them enough! Also, there's a giveaway of three autographed copies of my book
  • Romanesco as meditative object. These served as the gorgeous centerpiece on our table at last night's @rhubarbavl 1-year anniversary dinner. Stunning.
  • Still thinking about last noght's sensational @rhubarbavl 1-year anniversary dinner. We adore the restaurant and chef John Fleer's elegant yet approachable southern Appalachian cuisine. Last night's Sunday Supper featured @bentonsbacon, @cruzefarmgirl, and Jolley Farm. It was a meal I won't soon forget, especially on account of these @sunbursttrout filets wrapped in @bentonsbacon served atop brown butter braised Savoy cabbage (that cabbage changed my life, no joke!). Job well done, @rhubarbavl!
  • At long last, Huxley finally found a dancing partner last night downtown in Asheville.
  • Perfect Saturday for this transcendent hot chocolate, made from scratch with @frenchbroadchocolates bars, sweetened with handcrafted sorghum syrup, and garnished with a dollop of homemade apple butter, graham cracker chards, slivered almonds, apple slices, cinnamon, and fresh ground nutmeg. Bring it, cold weather!
  • Had fun chatting about beverages from
  • It's hot toddy time! Tonight's incarnation includes: Douglas fir needle tea from @juniperridge, @defiantwhisky (cheers to NC-created booze!), honey from our bees, lemon peel and juice, and freshly grated nutmeg. Stay warm, friends, and happy weekend!
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  • Frosty November morning (it's 28 degrees outside) + blazing wood stove=truce between cats and dogs.
  • From the moment we began working together 5 years, @designsponge has been an ardent supporter of all of my books. Today she shared some love for
  • Brunch with good friends,  @shelterprotectsyou, @sheltercollective, @jenathan, and @rorris : Beer-braised cabbage and turnip greens with dried currants and mint leaves, crispy grilled toast rounds (thanks for the bread, Rich and Jen!), local sausage patties cut into moon shapes, applewood smoked bacon, smoked olive oil roasted sweet potato disks with finely crumbled bacon, and a pear frittata. Oh, and maple lattes courtesy of @shelterprotectsyou. Tuesday brunch is my new favorite thing!
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What I’m Digging

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Happy Friday, friends! And Happy Solstice! Hooray for the return of the light!

It’s crazy windy here this morning-55 mph wind gust crazy. When you live in an 11-acre forested cove, those kind of wind gusts can wreak some serious havoc. We’ve already lost power twice this morning, so I’m going to keep today’s round-up short and sweet.

I’ve got a Small Measures post up today on Design Sponge. I’m sharing my recipe for homemade chocolate mint patties. Oh. Yeah.

Here’s a smattering of this’s and that’s that caught my attention this week:

*Amy’s winter flowers. Breathtakingly beautiful.
*DIY stamped scarf=great last-minute handmade gift idea.
*I could easily live here, you know, forever.
*Excited for Modern Farmer.
*This eco builder would be wonderful for a (one day) renovation.
*Kate’s holiday drink recipes all sound heavenly.

We’re hosting another get-together for Handmade Gatherings (my newest book, due Spring 2014 from Roost) out here tomorrow evening. The theme is Winter Wonderland. It’s going to be a stunner, folks. A stunner!

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 here because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most.

2 Responses to What I’m Digging

  • mandi@herbanhomestead says:

    Oh I wish I could come to your handmade gathering! We are having a solstice gathering of our own out here tonight- so excited! Thanks for the link- I’m interested in what Modern Farmer is going to produce. How it will look different from my favorite stand bys. Also- that home! Can I live in the out building?!?

  • kimpeck says:

    great links as always! have a wonderful & happy weekend and gathering!!