This was a four day week that actually felt like a four day week – not a five day week in disguise. Now I just wish that every week were this long – and every weekend were a three day weekend. Think of all the baking I could get done – I would even have time to make croissants for once.
Plans for this weekend include baking a batch of mini cupcakes (more on that next week! I am so excited about them), having a low-key girl’s night, helping out at a birthday party, and attending the Adams Morgan’s Day festival. I’ll also be house sitting, so hopefully I can catch up on all that Project Runway I’ve been missing now that I don’t have cable. Network television – take note. You are no match for Bravo.
Recipes I want try from this week’s Internet perusing (which I could do, if all weekends were three day weekends)
- Fig financiers from Cannelle et Vanille.
- Ricky Bayless’ zucchini tamale casserole (maybe I could use it for the casserole project?), from The Tipsy Baker.
- A smore’s ice cream tart from Measured Memory.
- David Lebovitz (the latest blog that I’m obsessed with) is making artichoke tapenade.
And from the non-recipe blog-o-sphere:
- Mary, at The Arugula Files has beautiful photos from the Adams Morgan Day Festival (last years,’ I’m assuming), and eight good reasons to go (hint: they involve eating, dancing, and supporting your community).
- Counter Intelligence ponders how our attitude towards a meal or a particular restaurant can color the entire dining experience. And does your choice of dining companions change how you enjoy a meal?
- Amelia, at Gradually Greener, reflects on nostalgia eating after visiting an old college haunt. I totally did that while I was in Seattle – amazing how certain foods are so closely tied to memories.
- Eddie Ross takes a tour through the Food Network’s prop house. It really made me feel that I need more plates. A lot more plates. Of every conceivable shape and size.
- Metrocurean looks at nine noteworthy DC restaurant openings coming up this fall.