“I hosted my first HIKER on KitchHike this week! Have you heard of it? There are a few other companies doing the same thing, but it’s basically like AirBnb for lunch or dinner. You find a menu online that you like and arrange a meal at someone’s house. I made a lunchtime arepa feast with my shredded chipotle chicken, and this tres leches cake was the dessert. It was really, really fantastic. I’m excited to cook for more HIKERS!”
*I NEED THIS LE CREUSET PHONE CASE. I love, love, love cooking with Le Creuset, and even my dishes are Le Creuset. What’s funny, though, is that the care instructions on their website are the care instructions for cooking with enameled cast iron, lol!
*Tokyo people! Does anyone want to go to this MT Washi Tape exhibition with me??
*I would like it to cool off for many reasons, but primarily so I can wear boots and jeans again and make fall food. Like this Thai curry butternut squash soup.
“I know I’m late to the party, but I just discovered podcasts, Alyssa has been telling me about her favorite NPR shows for ages, but I’ve always used an Android phone and needed an app with a download option that would work on the train when I lose cell service. (Spoiler: as far as I can tell that doesn’t exist.) And then… I got an iPad. One point for Apple and making podcasts easy for the whole world. Any recommendations for your favorites? I’ve got a lot of catching up to do over here.”
* Cooking Light has an amazing guide with how to solve some of the most common cooking mistakes. There are SIXTY ONE solves.
* I bought the cutest sweatshirt at Forever 21 last weekend, but since it’s not online I’m sharing this adorable polka dot sweater instead. Ring me up! (These sweatshirts are similar to mine too: giraffes and T-REXES. T-REXES. SAY NO MORE.) (Is “t-rexes” a word?)
One year ago: Beef chow mein. Who needs takeout? Make your own!