This week I’m moving! I’ll miss many things about the neighborhood where I currently live: my favorite Indian restaurant; morning runs down to the Harbor, even though they haven’t been that fun in the heat; and the independent movie theater a few blocks up the street. But I can’t wait to be in our new place with two floors, two bedrooms, and – here’s the best part – a washing machine! I have never had my own washing machine. I may actually be excited about doing laundry, at least for the first couple of loads.
In the meantime, here’s a few food stories and recipes I’ve enjoyed reading this week. If you have any links to add, let us know in the comments.
Inviting Writing: Sick of Chocolate?: The story of a woman who overcame her aversion to chocolate on a trip to France. I didn’t think it was possible not to like chocolate, so I’m glad the writer has found a version she enjoys.
Hot Dogs for the Charcutepalooza July Challenge: I am so, so behind in the Chatecutepalooza project. Let’s be honest: I’m not even a real member. But if there’s one meat I love, it’s hot dogs. Really. I don’t care who knows it. No ketchup, mustard, or relish for me though; I like my dogs straight up. Head over to host Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s blog for a preview of the hot dogging making process. And cross your fingers that in a couple of weeks, you can read more about homemade hot dogs here.
Cookie Butters: The title of this post from Three Many Cooks, one of the hosts of the summer food blog conference I’ll be attending in a few weeks (yea!), caught my eye. I’ve never had a cookie butter. In fact, I’ve never heard of them. Head on over to the blog to find out just what a cookie butter is, and how to make three versions, including vanilla wafer butter with lemon and rosemary.