Saturday, January 21, 2012

january, wtf?

Ok, so I have some catching up to do. Here's 3 things I should already have blogged about.

1. Honest Cooking: The Food Magazine
I can't believe I haven't even had time to announce this here, but see that little button on the left? Just under the picture of Quincy and I? That'll take you to a list of recipes and articles I've written so far for the wonderful new online food magazine Honest Cooking. I'm so pleased to be contributing to this ever-evolving and truly international site. If you haven't visited before, here are a few of my recent favorite stories to get you going:

2. We sow the seeds, nature grows the seeds, we eat the seed.
Some readers (Americans and Mexicans particularly) may be horrified to know that it is nigh on impossible to buy fresh tomatillos in Australia. I know - it's a stinking disgrace. Casa Iberica (bless their saffron-scented socks) sell tins, but those won't do for a fresh-roasted tomatillo salsa. So I took Neil's advice and look!

Salsa verde coming to the table, real soon.

3. My 30th birthday present (and my kitchen).
This one's some homemade vintage sewing porn for my sewing buddies. I turned 30 late last year (quelle horreur) and my ma and pa gave me:

This sewing machine has travelled across the world three times to get to me. It was used by both my grandmothers and my mother. It's a Singer 1908 portable (ahem, 3 elephants) model with its electric light, all the attachments and original booklets. And kittens, it sews like a DREAM. Is it not the most gorgeous thing? And is it just me? Or, wft happened to January?



  1. holly shit lexi i just pinned everything to my EAT THIS board. and plan on actually making these recipes very soon... rose wine and gingerbread pancakes with duck and fresh cherries?! WTF indeed.

    congrats on the magazine, on turning 30 (it's the new 20), and your new buddy :)

  2. about January: srsly(?!)

    Happy birthday + new year, Lexi! I am loving your Honest Cooking posts and looking forward to all this good stuff here!

  3. Oh, what a beautiful, beautiful machine! Just perfect for a beautiful and talented and sophisticated woman such as yourself. Happy birthday, darling!

    P.S. Singers always make me think of Fiddler on the Roof. :D (This is a good thing.)


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