Kale / Five Leaves Black Kale Salad
|Black Kale Salad photo via Maison Des Reveries|
The Bling Ring
Spring Breakers, and having had time to reflect on this moment in television/film/pop culture, I think it is exciting and refreshing to see often marginalized demographics coming to the forefront, playing leading roles based on strength and power. Love love loved, this movie.
Knife Skills Class at the Chopping Block
For Andrew's birthday I signed us up for a knife skills class at the Chopping Block in Lincoln Square. The class was two-and-a-half hours long, and totally rocked my world. The chef lectured us on the do's and dont's of how to hold a knife, how to cut in different styles, and how to properly purchase a knife that you will use and love. He demystified knives as whole, and after talking and talking, we actually spent an hour chopping and dicing a variety of veggies which we then brought home for future-soup! I highly suggest y'all look into a class of this nature, you will be cutting like a pro in no time.
Orange Is the New Black
|Image via the Huffington Post|
Parson's Chicken and Fish / Negroni Slushy
Two words, five syllables: Negroni Slushy.
Side Dish Mag
The lovely, beautiful, ambitious Emma Marie spearheaded the creation of Side Dish Mag which unveiled in June. The idea for it was to have a sort of Rookie Mag for 20-somethings, written for us by us (FUBU). Each month is a theme, and a handful of folks submit a response to the theme (essay, photoessay, .gifs, etc.). I've contributed to June and July, and let me say that having a deadline and a project has actually motivated me to create more - whether it's cooking, blogging, jogging, or just being outside. Side Dish RULES and is bringing wisdom, truth, and humor to a world that can never have enough of those things. I love you Emma, thanks for starting something real.