Did you know that you can cook with radish greens? Instead of throwing them away, you can use them for all kinds of things. They can be sautéed, added to smoothies or thrown into a salad. But my favorite way to use them is to make pesto.
It’s as easy as radish greens, some almonds or hazelnuts, garlic, olive oil and a little salt, pepper and lemon juice. Put it all in the blender and away you go.
The full recipe is up over on Foodie Underground if you want to try your own version. No point in tossing those radish greens anymore!
My friend Sarah Menzies makes beautiful films, and I remember being blown away when I first saw her short film Catch It.
When you hear “surf film” you think of a certain genre of films, and if you’re not interested in surfing, then most often you shy away from those films. But while Catch It is a film about surfing, it’s about much more than that, which is one of the reasons I love Sarah’s work. She manages to capture the essence of a person through their passion, and this film is less about surfing and more about what makes Léa Brassy tick. What makes her excited. What gives her the drive for life.
So even though I am not a surfer, I love this film. And I hope you do too.
“One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore.”
-Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird
I finally picked up a copy of Bird By Bird this week, a book that has been on my reading list for far too long. It’s exactly what I needed. A reminder of why I love to write, and a reminder of what it takes to be a writer: just.keep.writing.
And exploring of course.
As the countdown to the release date of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break gets shorter and shorter, I am getting more and more excited about this book finally making its way into the world. Mostly because I want everyone to be having a little more fika in their everyday lives, but also because I want to hear what people think about it.
I was honored to read that one of the food bloggers who I have been following the longest – Clotilde of Chocolate and Zucchini – listed it as her most anticipated new cookbook in a roundup of food bloggers on Publisher’s Weekly. Coming from someone whose own cookbook sits on my kitchen shelf, that’s definitely a notable mention. Thank you Clotilde!
Fika is officially out on April 7, 2015, but you can pre-order it now. Click here for a list of places that sell it.
Oh, and that awesome tote bag? I snagged that at the cafe/restaurant Fika in London. You can get your own here.
This week on Foodie Underground I’ve got an easy recipe for Beet and Carrot Fritters, because we can never have too many root vegetable recipes. Especially this time of year as the winter winds down and we start to get sick just at the thought of them. But don’t worry, all that seasonal spring bounty (asparagus! radishes!) is just around the corner.
Speaking of which, I wrote an essay for Paste Magazine recently looking at what it takes to eat in season and locally. I spent a week really keeping track of everything that I cooked and ate, and the resulting essay is titled What If You Really Just Ate in Season?
Here’s a little excerpt:
Loving this video by Swallow Magazine founder James Casey.