Fritter Me This 2

November 18, 2014

Today I want to talk about frying things. You know, in oil. Recently, Little e asked me what the difference is between a bagel and a doughnut. For a foodie that’s a complex answer, but I simplified it by saying, “Oil.” I know. I’m a careless parent who knowingly misleads her child in matters as crucial as baked goods. (Later, DH explained to her that there are other factors at play: yeast, boiling in brine, sugar content, glazes vs. seeds, etc. I know what you’re thinking. Way to be the better parent, DH.) But I will defend myself by saying that, from where I’m sitting, oil is the most important difference here. Because if I’m completely honest, I’d eat a doughnut over a bagel most days of the week. (But I love bagels too! I don’t know why I feel moved to say this, but there you go.)

Anyway, oil. Frying things in it. Have you read what Deb at Smitten Kitchen has to say about frittering any vegetable? And have you partaken in the (guilty)delight that is deep fried ice cream? Yes? I get mine here. So it should come as no surprise that I sometimes like to fry my pasta. Here’s the thing: I sometimes cook too much spaghetti. Maybe on purpose, but I never admit to it. Oops, until now. So what to do with the excess? Fritters of course.


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Sweet Little Something 2

November 15, 2014

Time to punctuate the weekend with a Sweet Little Something – a photo from our week, a moment noticed. Please leave us a haiku or a comment, we truly “ell-oh-vee-ee” to hear from you. And, more importantly, have a great weekend. With love, Hannah & Ria x

From Hannah:

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From Ria:






Two cakes (with soundtracks) 6

November 11, 2014

I have a very important question. Can cake have a soundtrack?



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Sweet Little Something 0

November 8, 2014

Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend and offering a little something from our week. A moment to treasure, an image to remember (something to serve as haiku-inspiration? Go on!) Feel free to leave your comments, a link to your own Sweet Little Something image  or a haiku; we love to hear from you. H & R x

From Hannah: 



From Ria:





Pilgrimage 2

November 4, 2014

Sometimes you just have to go on a journey, you know? Something calls to you, the spirit moves, stars align, however it happens to happen. These days it’s not so easy for me to up and take a road trip because I have to bring two small people with me, and they make for often noisy car rides, among other joys. But when you learn that it’s a very fine salmon spawning year and that they are congregating in obscene masses 500 kilometers from where you are—that they have swum those 500 kilometers in the past few weeks—you kind of need to make a journey.

And since this journey involves hardship (I’m counting screaming kids, here), reflection (“Are we insane to attempt this?”), a long distance (see above) and a transformative experience (wait for it), I’m going to go ahead and call it a pilgrimage.


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