Last week was a nice week in the blogosphere. My fave blogs, sites, mags all offered up a lil something to keep this foodies mind racing and wishlist growing..sigh. Nevertheless, you can’t buy/make/want it all..but you can show it a lil blog lovin’..so without further ado:
Everyone is aching for summer. Sitting outside as the rays of sunshine wash across your skin, the warmth lulling you to sleep. You reach across for a glass of white nectarine and peach sangria and take a sip, ah bliss. At least that is the mental picture I got when I saw this recipe on the trotski and ash site last week. I wanted to experiment for it for my LOST screening party but alas, it wasn’t to be. Nevermind. This is such a summery drink I don’t think I could truly appreciate it till its 80 degrees plus outside.
blogroll category: designy
blog name/url: Mr Jason Grant
blogger: Jason Grant, a stylist living and working in Sydney, Australia
post i loved: Bloom Breakfast
Mr. Jason Grant is one of my favourite blogs. This aussie stylist always features unique shops and designers that become fast favourites in of themselves. Last week he featured a foodie post about a breakfast for Bloom Organics at The Commons.The Commons is a Sydney based restaurant and bar with a simple menu and a calm environment. Housed in a 160 year old structure the local and seasonal menu is overseen by husband and wife team Christopher and Gabrielle Moore. Treats such as Parmesan crumbled pink oysters mushrooms, Mushroom consomme with exotic mushrooms, Turkey apple butter, Veg and cheese sandwiches, Duck liver pate with cornichons and Strawberries and clotted cream, pepper the lunch and dinner menu. My personal fave on the brekkie menu is the Welsh Rarebit..it’s been some time since I’ve had that! The stonework in the old building is simply beautiful, If I ever go back to Sydney I will definitely be checking this place out.
Although it was cut short early, Roxy had a very fun scavenger hunt contest on her site, with 5 questions posted each day about anthropologie and it’s brands with answers findable on her site and via google. It prompted MY foodie inspired wish list on anthropologie.com – which you can read about in this post here.
I love Lonny Magazine, not so much the name, but the style and content which is reminiscent of DOMINO (RIP). This article about the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills was a visual treat. The interior designed by Kelly Wearstler has that retro feel that is her trademark style, but in my favourite colours of blue and white, with plenty of tactile fabrics and pieces it would no doubt be a visual as well as edible treat having brunch, lunch or dinner there. This is fine dining west coast style – check out the details here if you are so inclined to make a reservation.
This etsy store has some of the best vintage housewares and curiosities out there. This paticular item that caught my eye last week is a wonderful black pestle and mortar. I’ve been looking for a pestle and mortar for a while and have had my eye on a white marble one from Williams Sonoma, but this changes everything. It has the perfect amount of vintage ness to it with an apothecary feel – enough to make me feel like a mad scientist in the kitchen! Priced at $62 it’s currently on my wishlist…
*blogships is a rip on an email I got that opened with ‘ what’s cooking my friendships?’
all images from the respective blogs/mags/shops mentioned