Oh, hi guys. Hilary here. Reporting live from my living room, watching Shark Week, actively planning how to avoid open waters for the rest of my life. I’m also feeling pretty happy with myself for having just made raspberry mules. Also, vodka. Good vodka from Batch 206, which happens to be a baseball-player’s-stone’s-throw away from the futon on which I sit.
I just spent five minutes trying to figure out if ‘simplest’ is really, truly a word and you’ll be happy to know that it is! Anywho, I’ve been house sitting for my parents this weekend, and one of the benefits of doing this (aside from getting to steal household items such as toilet paper and loose leaf tea — I literally have a list on a post-it right now) is getting to raid the refrigerator and use things I normally don’t have in my own kitchen.
Fun fact: I haven’t turned my laptop on in about two months (until now). Crazy how we can do life with just smart handheld devices these days, isn’t it? I’m surprised little creatures didn’t crawl out from under the keys of my keyboard when I fired it up just now. Another fun fact: This was supposed to be a buffalo cauliflower recipe! ‘Twas not meant to be. I just wouldn’t have been able to sleep tonight had I labeled it as such. That’s a lie; I can always sleep. While it isn’t buffalo-y, it IS smokey, spicy, tangy and I’ll certainly make it again as a quick and simple side dish in the future. Continue reading
It’s soup season, y’all! Tis the season for taking out any repressed anger you may be carrying on chopping vegetables, ripping kale into shreds and throwing it all into a hot pot of onions and garlic. As long as you’re being productive, you’re golden. I apologize for the below photo. There’s just no way to make boiled kale look sexy and I’m really sorry about that.
I always imagined pickling to be some all-consuming full day task that resulted in an entire refrigerator/cabinets/storage unit full of pickled things and peppercorns in your bra. Little did I know there’s a much less involved version that takes an hour tops and is almost impossible to botch.