lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky.
There’s just something about summer that brings out a person’s inner sassiness. After a long bitter winter, I’ve watched everyone around me blossom in one way or another with the change of season. It’s as if summer wakes us, stirs our creativity and reminds us of what it means to feel alive again.
Have you looked around shops or local flea markets over the past two years and noticed the particular trend of birds being on everything? From graphic tees, mugs, hats and bags, there are flocks in every direction. Well, one of my favourite shows, Portlandia, aired a skit a few years back mocking just that. They also poke fun at everything hipster, which I find extra amusing as I live directly in Toronto’s biggest hipster community. I should also mention that my housemate IS the original hipster. Something which he will never admit to, but then again, no true hipster ever would.
(Above, is a video clip from Portlandia, this clip is from YouTube. I do not own this video.)
Baby kale & frisée salad with figs, herbed goat-cheese & prosciutto in a olive oil & a balsamic reduction dressing. Fresh, simple and delicious; this salad is the perfect melody of flavours.
Whether you are new to my blog or a regular follower, chances are we share a love/hate relationship with the world-wide-web. While I don’t always enjoy its time-leeching powers, I do love that it provides a platform where I can openly share my recipes and stories. Like millions of others, I belong to a community of bloggers who are creative, one of a kind and often very supportive.
This side dish is simple to make and tastes great served hot or cold. Even the pickiest of eaters will be saying, “hmm…that’s not so bad!” I would know, because I live with the king of picky eaters when it comes to vegetables…and fruit…and pasta…and desserts! However, I do love a challenge! The key here is to not overcook the peas. You want them to be crisp in texture.
The flavors of this recipe go beautifully together and I hope that you too, can win over the picky eaters in your life…one dish at a time.