Thursday, May 14, 2015

Things That Move Me

move: to stir the emotions, feelings, or passions of

Orange Rhubarb Butter by Food in Jars : My garden is going strong and I had some rhubarb that I needed to do something with before we went on vacation tomorrow, so I made just a tiny little batch to spread on toast this morning. It sure did hit the spot. Even as it was cooking the rhubarb smell in our kitchen was so nostalgic. It sent me right back to chewing on stalks of it as a kid.

Kale Salads: Toasted Bread & Parmesan and one that a friend told me about:
  • Kale 
  • Pine Nuts
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
I make this at least twice a week! I chop the kale really finely, think tiny paper shreds. Then, in a bowl, I drizzle it with olive oil and toss with sea salt. Toast the pine nuts in a skillet until they are aromatic and golden. Top the kale with an abundance of cranberries and pine nuts. Some days I add a little parmesan or feta depending on what I've got. 

Mountains: We're headed to the Andes this week and I'm just about packed. If you live near mountains, I really, really envy you. Growing up in the midwest makes Dylan and I those people picking their jaws up off the ground each time we visit a place with elevation and peaks. 

My new love of embroidery has led me to Sashiko style stitching from Japan.

Reversible Placemat Tutorial. Image source: Pearl Bee

Beautiful examples of multicolor stitches. Image source: Jurgen Lehl Etc.

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