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Loving Lately


As a southern girl, I enjoy my sweet tea by the buckets-ful but that’s more sugar than I even want to think about so I’ve been sipping on faintly sweetened white tea instead.  Light and delicate and so refreshing with just a splash of basil simple syrup.  How I make it: 1 cup cold filtered water, 1 c organic sugar, 2 handfuls of fresh basil.  Boil, strain, cool, use.

My Green Tea Macaron feature.

Soy hazelnut extra drizzle macchiato.  I may or may not have a problem.  Damn you treat receipts!

I’m probably the only foodie with an anti-cook book mentality {I know I’m an odd one} but for the domestic goddess Nigella, I am forever making exceptions.  I feel that to just be in her presence, I could happily be nourished and satisfied.

This illustrated article on anxiety.  {As you may or may not know is something I struggle with}.
I finally retired my old hunk of junk and got a digital kitchen scale!  This one is by EatSmart and I love its bright display and how sleek the design is so it tucks away perfectly but most of all, I love that it has a tare feature so I don’t have to worry about a bowl getting in the way.  This is definitely an essential tool in a bakers arsenal.  How far I’ve come since I was 7 spooning in copious amounts of flour and sugar into a batter that was always way too loose or heavy.

And to end on a sweet note, my absolute favorite dessert at the moment.  Pineapples went on super sale at my market and I’ve been eating them like crazy.  These are sliced and cored then grilled, dripping with melted chocolate and scattered with toasted hazelnuts.

But most importantly, it’s Mama’s official birthday {though we’re celebrating on Sunday}.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA!  I couldn’t have asked for a better one.  You are my inspiration and the reason why food has become my passion.  I love you so much.

What’s your favorite thing right now?


Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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