Hi! I wanted to be sure to let you all know about the rosemary roasted nuts I posted on Better Homes and Gardens’ Delish Dish blog last week. A little bit salty, spicy and sweet, these herbed nuts are proof that sometimes a little bit of butter and sugar go a long way. I should warn you that these nuts are absolutely irresistible. You can find more pictures, preparation notes and my adaptation of the recipe over on my post at the Delish Dish blog.
Speaking of last week, the past several days were a total whirlwind, in the best possible way. I traveled to Salt Lake City for a blog conference called Alt Summit. I’m so glad Melissa, Erin and Heidi peer pressured me into buying a ticket, because I had a grand time hanging out with with them and Kelsey, Jeanine, Maria, Liren and Becky. Quite the talented bunch, no?
Highlights included sitting down for a chat with Jessica Alba (proof!), actress and founder of The Honest Company, a natural, eco-friendly product line. She told me about how she likes to cook for her family—lots of local, organic produce that she has delivered weekly, along with whole grains and lean protein. Her little girls have learned to love quinoa and strong flavors like garlic and onion. I was a picky kid myself, so I’m impressed.
Many thanks to Heidi for offering me a place to stay, and by “place to stay” I mean a bedroom in her gorgeous mountain-side home with envy-inducing marble-topped kitchen counters (oh, the counter space alone!) and three sweet pups (meet Gigi). You all missed out on some seriously incredible butternut squash lasagna with shiitake mushrooms that she made for all of us.
I could ramble on forever but I have a work deadline to meet. I’ll be back soon with some killer quick bread, and maybe that granola recipe I owe you, and then expect a bunch of hearty soups and salads because my jeans are too dang tight. Until then!