Fridays Are My Favorite

Happy Friday! Sometimes when I’m busting at the seams with excitement for the weekend, I remember the days when I worked at this little coffee shop and my days off would be a random Wednesday or Thursday. I hated those days, save for the fact that you could always get into the doctor/dentist on your day off. What a thrill. If your “weekend” won’t be here until Tuesday, I wish you an especially relaxing one!

Today is a gloriously nice day in my part of the world, and I plan to get out and enjoy it a bit. I’m also planning to pick more nettles this weekend and to have some family over tonight. Yippee! Grab a snack and check out the web…

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Chive Salad Dressing, aka Ranch

A few weeks ago, I learned about hand salad when I read this Bon AppΓ©tit article. And a couple weeks after that, I made fun of the idea, stating that it was an excuse to eat gobs of dressing and that the name sounded off-putting. Then I made this chive salad dressing and wanted to eat so much of it, and I remembered how the hand salad concept essentially serves to get more dressing to the masses. This post isn’t really about hand salad; it’s about this way-too-good chive salad dressing that’s really just fancy-isn ranch.

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Spring Nettles

spring nettles

Yesterday we spent an afternoon gathering spring nettles and eating a picnic where three Oregon rivers converge. We ate a simple spread of cheese, clementines, and pickled items while we watched a bald eagle visit a cluster of trees and swallows swoop over the Willamette river. Nettles beckon this time of year as we find ourselves antsy to pick any free and edible offering the forest has for us.

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Fridays Are My Favorite

Happy weekend! I’ve spent the morning and early afternoon baking cookies and sipping coffee. And soon I’m off to my sister’s birthday dinner. She just flew in from Ukraine. Time to celebrate! Click through for Friday links. Cheers!

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Giant Cinnamon Bun

Giant Cinnamon Bun

Ladies and gentlemen, this giant cinnamon bun brings all of the gooey, aromatic, frosting goodness that we crave in a cinnamon roll, and yet it’s sliceable like cake. We all know that the center of the cinnamon roll is the best part, and this cinnamon bun is basically one big cinnamon roll center. It’s totally irresistible and totally easy to make!

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  • This rhubarb ripple frozen yogurt is up on the blog as well as some Friday links and an Oregon spring flowers post. Basically, a lot of blog things are happening, but I've been too lazy to #instagram about them. 😬 Find it all via the link in my profile! 😍In other news, Scotty is 31 today, and we shall celebrate by feasting on ribs and fried chicken. πŸ™ŒπŸ‘#homemade #feedfeed #thefeedfeed #dessert #desserts #froyo #rhubarb #spring #springvibes #bonappetit #sweet #thatsdarling #spoonfeed #onmytable #foodwinewomen #foodandwine #foodpost #foodblogfeed #nomnomnom #eeeeeats
  • Happy Friday! Check out the best weekend meal on forest and food now. Overnight deep dish pizza features all the cheese, a cast iron skillet vessel, and a dough that you can throw in the fridge and forget about for 24 hours. #pizza #huffposttaste #nomnomnom #eeeeeats #foodgawker #food #dinner #dinnerdate #cheese #castironskillet #lunch #lunchtime #weekendvibes #foodwinewomen #foodandwine #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #thebakefeed #bake #homemade
  • TGIF! A few weeks ago, I threw some major shade at the hand salad trend but that was before I wanted to eat this chive dressing by the spoonful. The recipe for this most delicious of yogurt-y dressings is up as well as Friday links. Cheers to the weekend and to this completely ideal Oregon weather. πŸ™Œ #oregon #pnw #pnwlife #pnwliving #salad #greens #healthy #yogurt #realfood #homemade #lunch #snack #instafood #food #foodgawker #foodandwine #foodwinewomen #slowliving #eeeeeats #nomnomnom #huffposttaste

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