Thursday, July 24, 2014

Clean-out-the-fridge pita sandwich

It's that time of the week! Time to empty out those tupperware containers in the deepest corners of the fridge, with just a few spoonfuls of sauce left in them, with a comfortably green layer of mold on top. Those last three strawberries that you just couldn't quite eat in time.

But then, there are the bits and bobs of things that are still perfectly fine — they just don't go together. It's what makes this day one of my favorites: If you don't want to be wasteful, you're forced to be creative and make something delicious out of those loose ends.

Today's dinner was inspired by half an avocado, a jar of cooked chickpeas, one lime, a little diced pancetta, and this post from Two Peas & Their Pod.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quinn popcorn

Artisan microwave popcorn?

It sounds a little ridiculous, right? Wrong. I'm loving this local (for me in Massachusetts) popcorn brand, Quinn. With a compostable, chemical-free bag and natural ingredients, it may sound like a hipster gimmick — but let me tell you, Quinn popcorn is the real deal.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cupcake kitchen decor

Inspired by my recent obsession with cupcakes (I'm a little late to the trend, I know) I couldn't pass up this Primitives by Kathy cupcake chalkboard sign. It's kitschy and cute and hopefully a fun addition to the kitchen. Since people tend to congregate there anyway, why not give them a fun activity?