This & That: September 28, 2018

Sep 27, 2018

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Almonds, Anchovies and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind of by Cal Peternell

Award winning author of Twelve Recipes, chef Cal Peternell, just released a new cookbook this week that puts vegetables at the forefront with just a little bit of help from the three key ingredients mentioned in the title: almonds, anchovies, and pancetta. Here is a sampling of the 60 recipes found inside – Steamed Clams with Almond and Parsley Butter; Roasted Sweet Pepper and Egg Salad with Anchovies, Olives, and Capers; Penne alla Tuna-nesca; Bacon-wrapped Potato Gratin; and Creamy Salsa Rustica with Egg and Pancetta. 

Waste Not: How to Get the Most From Your Food by The James Beard Foundation

With chefs Rick Bayless, Elizabeth Falkner, Bryant Terry, and Katie Button offering suggestions about how to reduce our food waste, the 100 recipes shared will offer ideas and inspiration for changing how we eat as well as what we eat. As each American household on average is reported to waste $1500 year, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to learn how to eat smarter for our planet.

Francophile Find

Le Meilleur Pâtissier

A fantastic baker in her own right, having trained in Paris, a TSLL reader Alyssa brought to my attention the French counterpart to The Great British Off Le Meilleur Pâtissier. No matter where you live in our grand world, if you have access to the internet, you can watch. Simply click on the link, subscribe for free and you’ll be able to enjoy the show (and improve your French). 

My Stylish French Box, Viva Le Fêtes! 

You know how much I have been loving Sharon Santoni’s My Stylish French Box deliveries, and the upcoming fall/winter delivery (there are four deliveries each year) is all about celebrating the holiday season. There is still time to order your box if you haven’t already subscribed, and as you see below in this image as well as the image at the top, Sharon’s home in northern France exhibits her eye for French country decor and living. I can only imagine her holiday box will truly be a wonderful gift to receive. 


Holzweiler Kokanee fringed striped wool and cashmere scarf

The first freeze has taken place in some parts of Oregon, and I have already worn a few scarves to work in the brisk morning hours. Happening upon this lovely cashmere blend scarf, I can see it being a wonderful, playful pop of color with a classic gray, black, camel winter coat (or any solid coat for the most part).

Maje Metro Oversized wool-cashmere sweater

Perhaps I am seeking warmth and comfort right now, but this oversized sweater looks delectable. 

The White Company, Oak Extra-Long Sharing Board

Having a good supply of serving trays and platters is a good idea for the household that enjoys cooking and sharing their creations. This extra-long board is beautiful and unique. I can imagine some cheeses displayed with different chutneys in the fall. Or perhaps placing a few figs wrapped in prosciutto with goat cheese for appetizers. Yum! What a lovely display it would be. 


A Million Little Things

Talked about as the tear-jerker drama of the new season, A Million Little Pieces debuted Wednesday night on ABC. I have taped the episode, but will be viewing it this weekend as the trailer below caught my attention. Not sure if I will watch the entire season, but I am at least curious enough to give it a try. Perhaps the 21st century’s version of Thirtysomething, but with a darker and more visceral guiding premise.

Will & Grace, season premiere

Next week the cast returns for another season, and this year with a returning guest-star David Schwimmer (yep! from FRIENDS, that David Schwimmer). Set your DVDs to Thursday October 4th at 9 pm. 

~recipe for Black Tea Cake with Blackberry Lime Jam & Honey~

The last weekend of September, the first full weekend of fall. I will be jaunting off to Portland for a quick day trip, and any time I have the opportunity to visit the City of Roses during fall season, I thoroughly enjoy my drive as the trees are beginning to show-off their rich foliage. I am not sure how far along they will be this early in the season, but either way, it will be a treat. 

~@thesimplyluxuriouslife, Instagram~

Currently reading the lovely Francophile book see above, so far, I recommend it to anyone who enjoys glimpsing into the intimate lives of how Parisian women live. With 20 women opening their doors to the authors, there is quite a bit of inspiration for living a life that is unique to you. 

What will you be looking forward to this weekend? I do hope you have a lovely few days of rest and relaxation awaiting your presence, and if you are looking for a few articles to read, I have compiled a list below. Until tomorrow morning when a new episode of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen airs, bonne journée!

~At the end of a long and emotionally charged week, this article may just be what you are looking for – How to Release Emotions Stuck in Your Body and Let Go of the Pain

~How to Adopt Habits to Change Your Outlook

~Have a look into the process for applying for The Great British Bake-Off – it might just be longer than it takes to film the season.

~Grace Bonney has returned to the podcasting arena with a new podcast series! You may remember her first podcast After the Jump – one of the first podcasts I began listening to. Now, inspired by her book – In the Company of WomenGood Company will be offering bi-weekly podcast episodes. 

~Below a look at Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – the premiere date hasn’t been shared yet, but it will be in 2018. Needless to say, I am hooked and it cannot arrive quickly enough as I mentioned last week

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