by studio violet
by ever-lasting sprout
from hello sandwich
thank you pippi. thank you ffffound.
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When vegetables are this sexy, they must be exposed for what they really are: glorious. But it turns out that when you buy this many vegetables, you have to cook them, even if you don't feel like cooking. There came that moment when we realized this and needed to act.
Out of sheer laziness we popped strawberries straight from the bowl into our gullets, grilled the asparagus, boiled up the little potatoes and the eggs and tossed them with a lemony vinaigrette* (and a butter lettuce and snap pea salad), and roasted everything else: beets, carrots, onions, even the rainbow chard, with a little salt and olive oil. We thought we were getting fancy when we took out the food processor and make a little garlic scape/olive oil puree which we've been using for everything...omelettes, mixed with fresh ricotta and eaten by the spoonful (sinful), this lemony vinaigrette:
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Last night was the second of our studio workshops: Fabric Flower Corsage. I taught a very talented buncha ladies how to make three different kinds of fabric flowers and they rocked the house. Even Icky got drunk and adorned by evening's end and it was such a good time, I am going to have to hold a second one: Tuesday evening July 21st with all new materials and some new twists.
I am also adding some serious new flowers to the Bonbon store so stay tuned. I am addicted.
Flower Corsage Workshop #2:
Tuesday, July 21st
$65 plus $25 for materials
Class size limited to 8!
To register or for more details, write to me at deb@bonbonoiseau dot com
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This blog has made me rethink the idea of time passing--I commemorate things now that previously existed only in my mind prior to keeping logs like this: the first rose blooms, the window of opportunity for zucchini blossoms at the farmers market for once-a-summer blossom fritters, or the smell of the Linden trees as they open on my street getting stronger and sweeter this one week only in June, just as they did last year and the year before. It's one of the best smelling weeks of the year in these here parts.
This blog is my own personal farmer's almanac. It's helped me to learn my rituals.
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