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Monday Morning Coffee Break: Thanksgiving Edition

Coffee Break

 

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  I had the great fortune of accompanying my good friend Emily to a special interactive lunch with Chef Todd English at the Culinary Institute in St. Helena hosted by Bing’s new Food & Wine App.  He demonstrated two dishes, sea scallops with chestnuts and orange and rabbit pappardelle.  Afterwards, we went into the school’s kitchens to prepare the scallops for ourselves, then were served the rabbit dish and a spiced pumpkin crème brûlée.  Since Emily and I ended up cooking our sea scallops last (due to a rather pushy patron who did not want to share), we ended up having Todd English give us a one-on-one lesson on proper preparation.  It was a really fantastic afternoon, and we are so grateful that we were able to participate!  A big thank you go out to Katie Musselman from Bing and of course, Emily, for inviting me along on such a great event.

Now, onto our coffee break!  I thought in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I would do an entirely Thanksgiving themed link up.  Enjoy!

 

Looking for a lovely starter for your Thanksgiving meal?  The Kitchn has rounded up 8 delicious and festive soups to get you started.

Take a look at these Vargas-girl style Thanksgiving pin-ups.  Because nothing says community and family and thankfulness quite a like a saucy pilgrim girl riding a giant turkey.

Buzzfeed has given you everything you never knew about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of releasing the balloons after the parade to float around New York City.

And finally, my favorite Thanksgiving link.  Everyone has that one particular anal-retentive family member, right?  Well, be lucky you’re not in Marney’s family.  Click on this link: hilarity will ensue.

 

I’ll be back on Wednesday with a little recipe to get the weekend of eating started.  Have a great week!

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Coffee Break

 

Good morning!  Hope everyone’s weekend was pleasant.  Mine was fairly lazy; some baking, some movie watching.  We drove across the new span of the Bay Bridge on Sunday, which was very cool.  It was so bizarre seeing the old span running along side, an angle I had never seen before.  But now it’s back to the office.  Take it easy this Monday and check out these links:

 

Buzzfeed featured these incredible vintage photographs of Paris at night.  As if I wasn’t already completely in love with that city.

The Kitchn has a great tutorial for making your own butter and clarified butter.  No frontiersman gear necessary.

Buzzfeed (again) has a great post of DIY recipes for the overachieving foodie.  Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch, anyone?

And speaking of homemade breakfast foods, Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest made some homemade chocolate fudge Pop-tarts.  I think pop-tarts are going to become the new cake pops/cupcakes/cronut.

 

Have a great week!

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Coffee Break
Hello my lovely readers!  I hope your 3-day weekend continues on as wonderfully as mine has.  We went down to Cambria for a good friend’s wedding, and spent the evening meeting new friends, laughing, and predicting what pears would be falling off of the tree in the garden (long story, but funny one).  In the meantime, enjoy a few of these quick links.

Lindsay at Love & Olive Oil has tried her hand at making tofu.  I must try this for myself.

Laura at Blogging Over Thyme made an incredibly simple and incredibly beautiful tomato & zucchini tart.  This is one to impress with.

The Kitchn has a great post about 5 ways in which to be a great dinner guest.  Excellent advice from the other end of party hosting.

Out of the kitchen and into the closet: Buzzfeed has 20 ways to improve vintage clothing.  I don’t know about you, but I will definitely be breaking out the sewing machine for a few of these tutorials.

And finally, come back on Wednesday for a special announcement

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  Have a wonderful week!

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Coffee Break

 

 

Good morning!  How was your weekend?  I had some family in town for a dad/brother birthday celebration.  Good food, good company.  Just the thing to send you into a busy work week.

Are you a big Instagrammer?  These apps will help your photos to REALLY pop.

These vintage food ads might leave you without an appetite.

Let’s cleanse our palette.  These peach caramels by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil should do the trick.

Adrianna at A Cozy Kitchen shows you how to make one fancy-ass BLT.