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Lovely Internet 8.8.14

8.8.14

1. Behind the scenes.

2. Greens!

3. Welcome to the CSA

4. How to avoid food waste. I am definitely going to try some of these tips.

5. I might need one of these.

6. We have a few places in our house where fresh flowers would be lovely but I always let them stay well past their expiration point, so instead I’m going to try these.

7. So beautiful.

8. Woah.

9. I had a long conversation with someone this week about how I need to be better at leveraging my social media presence(s). This might be helpful in achieving that goal.

10. This would make running pretty motivational. (fair warning: this is crude)

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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Crushed Red Pepper

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One of my most used ingredients is crushed red pepper. In fact, after salt and butter, it’s safe to say that it is the ingredient I rely on most heavily. It adds a complex flavor, a spice, without being overwhelming. It’s subtle, but bold.

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When I was in Kinston recently I stopped by the farmer’s market and picked up a handful of fresh cayenne peppers. After a few hours in a low oven they were crisp, ready to be crushed in our mortar and pestle.

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Crushed Red Pepper

15-20 fresh cayenne peppers

Remove stems and preheat your oven to 170-175. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and allow to dehydrate in a low oven for 6-8 hours, or until they are dark red and crisp. Let cool completely. Crush with mortar and pestle or in a coffee grinder (one used only for spices!) until they are the desired consistency. Store in a sealed container.

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Lovely Internet 8.1.14

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1. My friend Emily was featured in Food & Wine this week! Congrats, Emily!

2. Nostalgia Machine (1994 was a great year)

3. Steal Like an Artist

4. One of the things I miss most about Baltimore is Fluid Movement. Rock on, friends. I wish I were there in my stars and stripes with you this weekend.

5. The Comfort of Southern Food

6. This cherry pie looks delightful.

7. We’re going to Asheville this weekend and Design Sponge just supplied our to-do list! (plus a little French Broad Chocolate Love for Elise!)

8. I am Ira Glass.

9. Behind Mudcloth

10. From Dirt to Shirt

For more tidbits from Elena the person, follow me on twitter (@elenabrent or @biscuitsandsuch), instagrampinterest or facebook. Follow along with MissElenaeous for thoughts on everything other than Southern food.

 

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