1., 2., and 6. Farmer’s market loot. Now that Chaz has been bitten by the biking bug, it’s a mere 15-minute ride to get there. Love that the Thai peppers are sold still on the branch.
3. and 4. Newfound love for darker dishes. I know I’m not the only weirdo who checks out the underside of ceramics, often as pretty and sometimes prettier than the more commonly seen parts of dishes.
5. Shichimi Togarashi. I love coating cashew cheese wheels with this mix. Mine is made of Szechuan peppercorn, dried orange peel, Aleppo pepper flakes, roasted nori, white and black sesame seeds, and garlic. Not used here, but can we talk about gochugaru, too? How smoky-awesome is it? I can’t be around a bag of it without taking a whiff.
I’m stoked, my parents are coming for another visit and will be here for the holidays. There will be lots of fooding, and the cats will get round-the-clock attention all over again. (Oh boy.)
Have a great rest of the week!