I have never been the most trend following person. I'm either way ahead of the curve and liking something before it's time to like it, or I find out about it years later and think it's the latest greatest thing. I am, for the most part, always late to the party. But that's ok, that's how I roll. I'll get to this in a minute.
I wanted to show you my broken heart. It's a casualty of last weeks market/monk event. As my friend Jane so kindly put it, a dude that "was not operating at full capacity" was very excited to show me a new banjo he is building from some really nice wood he was gifted, and he swept said banjo neck/wood carving across my table and knocked off one of these heart dishes that I sell like candy at the market. He just said, 'Oh man", scratched his dirty head and walked off. Poor thing......
I went into the market this year having already prepped my head for weather and nuts. I have had both and I am bearing up quite well, surprisingly enough. I think you just have to get the right mental space to do this shit!
Now back to the party..... I know this book has been around a long time, I have read many blog posts praising it's recipes, and always thought, huh, I gotta get me that book. Never did.
Our new Chapel Hill library recently reopened after a major renovation and Wes and I went for a visit. I picked up this book and cannot put it down. LOVE it as I know many of you do. We are eating bread like there won't be any soon. Sooooo super easy and delicious! I roasted some yellow peppers from the farmers market, added some garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil, yummy yummy dipping oil!
By the way, Chapel Hill library..... BORING! It is about the most institutional space I have ever been in. So sterile. Where is the art? Where is the cozy? With as many artists as there are in this town you would think there would be at least one commission or something. It's a pretty sad space, I tell you that!
Brunch for us today, quiche and artisan bread, yum!
I am also late to the party in thanking Elisabeth Bunsen for the most wonderful little surprise package when we got home from vacation. A little comfort pillow that smells a bit like heaven, some stripey rocks, and some beautiful rusty papers and fabric. Such a sweet thing to have around, thanks EB! If you want some of her art, she is selling it on her blog and there are many things on my list of wants.