6.12.2014

in and around my kitchen ::blog hop::











this week in and around my kitchen:

cold-brewed coffee for iced coffee at home, raspberries in my love's hands,
home-brewed oatmeal porter ready for drinking.

apricots taste like summertime.

chicken and white bean stew with cilantro, jalapeƱos, and queso fresco.

sesame-peanut noodles, huevos, breakfast.


*joining in again for the fun over at Beauty that Moves for the This Week in My Kitchen blog hop


34 comments:

  1. You capture summer so beautifully here--thanks for sharing!
    Erin

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    1. thank you, Erin~ I love this time of year, and it's only just beginning!

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  2. Those apricots look delicious! Beautiful photographs!

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  3. Oh everything looks so amazing. Beautiful photos. The apricots are just showing up here.

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    1. thank you, Cathy! Oh I wish we had an apricot tree bursting with fruit... these are from Trader Joe's.

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  4. I can never figure out how to choose apricots because they don't smell strong, like peaches. I do love a good one, though. That chicken and white bean stew looks delicious - a good use for all the cilantro I've got overflowing my garden!

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    1. I usually go with the way they feel- firm and just yielding ever so slightly to gentle pressure. I love cilantro, though I find it bolts so quickly in the garden that by the time I get around to picking from it more than a few times it's already halfway to coriander!

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  5. Raspberries are my Mike's favorite fruit and I wish we could grow them, but it's just too hot.
    The sesame peanut noodle dish looks amazing. And I smiled when I saw your eggs, I have eggs too in the same colors.

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    1. I didn't realize they wouldn't do well in the heat, but I can see how that'd make sense given how soft and short-lived they are once ripe. the sesame noodles was a mix of this and that and I splashed a giant spoonful of tahini on my cotton dress as I was making it. so, now I have a big tahini oil glob on the dress. poo. at least it tasted pretty good! ;)

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  6. I really enjoy these posts. The home brew sounds good right about now.

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    1. me too- so much fun to peek into other folks' kitchens. it came out pretty well, aside from one or two 'off' bottles so far that didn't seem carbonated enough.

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  7. Yummy, everything looks delicious!!

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  8. OH those peaches. I can smell them from here! =)

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  9. Amanda, I so love your photos. The top of the bottle, then empty in the sink. Your apricots, your raspberries, the eggs... love it! Thanks for sharing this week. it is a treat to come see you every time.

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    1. thank you, Marcela~ I feel much the same about peeking into your kitchen, and your world, in your space. :)

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  10. I've been eating little tiny apricots all week they are so sweet that they're just like having toffees. The chicken stew looks delicious. I love anything with beans.
    Have a cool weekend.
    debx

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    1. love apricots, they are so sweet and I find them to taste so different from any other fruit so it's a nice change of pace.

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  11. I love your row of colourful eggs!

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    1. thanks~ they make me smile, all lined up like that :)

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  12. Lovely photos - wonderful light in the kitchen window!

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    1. thank you! and yes, the light in the kitchen early in the day is very nice.

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    1. oh food. glorious, glorious, food.

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  14. How nice that you can capture these moments with your camera. Raspberries look so red!! Yum!

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    1. I know! I was really missing it, as you know. they are sooooo red. we've been away for so many days and I'm hoping to get some when we get back!

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  15. Such a lovely blog you have! I look forward to checking it out more after our move. :)

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    1. thanks, KC! good luck with the move!

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  16. oh, my mouth is watering. such goodness here! pretty sure i need that chicken stew recipe. it looks fabulous with all that cilantro and queso.... yummm!

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    1. the recipe is as follows: saute whatever veggies you feel like (here, peppers, onions, zucchini, corn) add a bunch of white beans (plus liquid if using canned) and some tomatoes and shredded chicken. stir it all around and add spices that tickle your fancy (here, lots of cumin, garlic, a bit of salt and pepper). top with queso fresco and loads of cilantro. add hot sauce (or maybe a fried egg) as desired.

      xo

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  17. girl you are KILLING me!
    I drool.
    XO

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    1. I want to see inside your kitchen, lady. I ain't scared of black countertops (or is it blue?) ;)
      xo

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