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Lovely Internet 3.20.15

1. Cheers to Great Britain for preserving and protecting some of the remaining coral reef habitats. That is a bit of good coming from colonization!

2. This sounds like the perfect bourbon cocktail for Spring.

3. The vast majority of the body of work I created in college was alternative processes, specifically cyanotype. I have loved Anna Atkin’s work since I first set eyes on it, and it was awesome to see her featured by Google this week!

4. What a sweet love story.

5. Never trust a map.

6. This is eerily spot on! (especially because I am an 11) via Joanna

7. Unfortunately, stealing recipes is rampant in this online era.

8. How to brown butter.

9. We’ve been singing this song all week at school and I can’t get it out of my head.

10. Ah! Homemade limoncello!

 

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Watermelon Radish & Dandelion Green Salad

March is always the hardest month of the year for me. By March I’m stir crazy with winter and I’m itching for a change- a change in climate, a change in season, a change in dinner options. By March I find myself walking through the grocery store, desperately searching for food grown a little closer to home than Honduras or California, striking out week after week. Year after year I find myself in a food rut where my commitment to sustainable agriculture comes head to head with my total exhaustion with root vegetables. It gets to the point where I’m ready to just throw in the towel and shop exclusively from the frozen section of Trader Joe’s (because pastry puffs).

 

radish salad 3

 

In ways other than food, the past few months have been incredibly hard. I lost a friend, I’ve watched helplessly as another friend set out on an incredibly difficult journey, I’ve caught every bug and flu going through school… things in our lives have been in a state of constant upheaval. Thanks to the past month my students have started describing our days as caddywhompus. The dreary diet of late winter is insult to injury to everything else that has been going on, and I am ready for some big changes. Changes in weather, changes in health, changes in menu. Slowly but surely, it’s coming. The temperatures are rising, greenhouses are bursting with greens, and each day is a step forward. It’s almost Spring.

 

 

radish salad 2

 

Watermelon Radish and Dandelion Green Salad

2 bunches fresh dandelion greens

3 watermelon radishes

1/4 cup shaved sharp white cheddar cheese

2 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or fire cider)

Chop dandelion greens and thinly slice radishes. Toss with shaved cheddar cheese, oil, and vinegar. Serve immediately.

 

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Lovely Internet 3.13.15

1. Dan and I are on the Southern Weddings blog today! I married a pretty cool dude.

2. This, pretty much, exactly.

3. An interesting response to the whole #mimigate situation. I agree, the sameness in food media is boring. How do we change that? I loved this point- “We need to remember that when everyone is telling us we’re doing great, we’re probably doing something wrong. Challenging ourselves, and others, doesn’t always feel good. But imagine where it could get us.”

4. People of the Tobacco Road (this was spot on)

5. Salt comes second only to butter (salted butter) on my list of kitchen essentials.

6. Hey there, Wilmington! Bee City!

7. Mrs. Wheelbarrow in the importance of quality ingredients when pickling!

8. Pi Day is tomorrow! We’ll be at a Pi Day centric wedding, and I’ll be sure to have a moment at 9:26.53 (both times).

9. Thanks for this, internet.

10. To be totally honest, I’ve been pretty overwhelmed and a little bit salty at all the judgement and hysteria rippling through the food blog community lately. It has struck a chord with how I feel generally about the state of food blogging, so last night I posted a bit of a rant about it. I’d love to hear your thoughts, here or over at missELENAeous.

P.S. Did you see the tour of the new B&S design?

 

For more tidbits from Elena the person, follow me on twitter (@elenabrent or @biscuitsandsuch), instagrampinterest or facebook. Subscribe to my bloglovin’ feed to make sure you never miss a post. Follow along with MissElenaeous for thoughts on everything other than Southern food.

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