It’s a big weekend around here. Believe it or not, we are finally moving! I honestly didn’t think the time would ever get here. We’ve been hit with delays right and left, but it looks like I may finally have a fantastic (and big) kitchen to cook in and a designated office to write in! We should have the appliances in soon and I’ll be sure to share some pictures.
On top of that, tomorrow is my husband’s birthday. It won’t be a typical celebration considering we have to scrub the apartment down and hand over the keys by 4:30, not to mention no oven for baking a cake, but I’ll find some way to make it special. It seems I’m the one with all the gifts, though. He returned Wednesday from a business trip to Brazil and brought back all kinds of fun stuff.
I’ll highlight some of the coffees in a later post, but here is what was in my goodie bag: specialty coffee from my favorite coffee shop in Curitiba along with some Café do Ponto, some Café do Ponto chocolate truffle powder for coffee, goiaba (guava) jam, mascavo sugar and demerara sugar. Non-food items included some new Havaianas, and a friend from there sent me a super cute dish towel. Fortunate, I am.
Despite all that is going on, I just couldn’t leave you without any links two weeks in a row. There is so much great stuff I’ve come across recently. I hope you enjoy!
Is Local Food Better? from World Watch isn’t a post or article from this week, but I found it while searching for references for an article recently. This contains information I’ve heard bits and pieces of, but it is nice to have it all put together to more fully answer the question. If you have questions about transporting food and how that effects the environment, you should read this.
Coconut Cilantro Rice from The Dabble sounds so great. I’ve had coconut rice before, but I haven’t made my own. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.
Curried brown rice pilaf with pistachios and cherries from Fabulous Food Finds has way too many good things in it. This is something I may consider for our Easter table.
From Grass to Cheese: The Nolan Family Farm was posted on Farm Stories. This video tells the story of a family, grass-based cheese operation. It is also part of a KickStart project where the public can financially support it. The video is definitely worth a watch. I find family farms so fascinating and love that we as consumers are being given more opportunities to support them.