Behind the Scenes Blog Tour // The Speckled Palate

We’re changing things up here at TSP today, and I hope y’all are as excited about it as I am.

When I offered a reader survey last month, I learned a lot of interesting things and got some great feedback from my readers. And I’m acting on it, slowly and surely.

So today?

Today, I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes blog tour so y’all can learn a little bit more about me and my creative process.

 

Who nominated me?

I was tagged by Madison from The Wetherills Say I Do to participate in this Blog Tour. Madison is an incredibly talented and sweet graphic designer and blogger who currently resides in North Carolina. We’ve become friends during the last year, and I’m so thankful for her friendship and our various e-mail chains!

Thanks for tagging me for this, Madison, and for letting me give the world a tour of The Speckled Palate behind the scenes.

Behind the Scenes Blog Tour // The Speckled Palate

Working with dough. Because I love getting my hands dirty with stuff like this, and I especially enjoy homebaked breakfast sweets.

What am I working on?

I’m currently working on some new features for the coming months, as well as trying to get ahead, calendar-wise, before Lady Baby makes her arrival in 2015. I’m hoping to do more collaborations with some of my favorite bloggers, as well as work on new sustainable features that can continue after our baby girl arrives, and I settle into motherhood, freelance and working on this here blog.

Some things to look forward to in the coming months?

More new recipes!
More Comfort in 1 recipes!
A monthly round-up of things I love.
More behind-the-scenes peeks from The Speckled Palate!

 

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

How many food bloggers do you know who started their careers as strict photojournalists and were passionate about covering the news on a daily basis? At one point in my life, I thought I’d travel the world, covering conflicts abroad and at home.

Needless to say, my career has evolved significantly in the last ten years. I’ve worked at newspapers and magazines covering the news. I’ve worked for specialty publications covering a variety of assignments. I’ve worked with individuals documenting weddings and other special moments in their lives. And a few years back, I was thrown into the world of food photography when the editor of the magazine I worked for said, “We know this isn’t your specialty, but we’d like for you to try it out.”

Photographing food is nothing like covering the news, but I really enjoy it. It’s a peaceful thing, and there is something incredibly comforting in it, knowing I’m completely in control of the shoot. It’s not stressful, it doesn’t talk back, it doesn’t move unless I want it to and it’s generally not shot on a crazy deadline.

Add my photojournalism experience to my love for being in the kitchen and storytelling, and you’ve got a unique combination for a food blog that I would like to think makes my work here at TSP unique.

Behind the Scenes Blog Tour // The Speckled Palate

A zoomed out view from above when shooting a dish on the dining room table. Yes, I generally stand on a chair when shooting food. (See the next photo.) Yes, my dog generally prowls beneath the chairs as I shoot. And yes, I’ll be sharing the recipe for this scrumptious dessert in the near future, don’t y’all worry.

Why do I write/create what I do?

Cooking and baking have always been about sharing and spreading the love. I’ve always thrived in the kitchen, creating various dishes to satisfy my varying tastebuds, but part of the fun for me is letting others enjoy the final product.

I started TSP when I was searching for a creative outlet, and I found an incredible place to share bits and pieces of my life along with my favorite foods and recipes. It is so much fun, and I’ve continued this blog because it remains a passion project that brings me joy on a daily basis. It doesn’t feel like a job, and it helps me spread my love for food with folks who live near and far in my own small way.

Behind the Scenes Blog Tour // The Speckled Palate

Thanks to my husband for snapping this photo of me photographing the above dessert. … Can you see the baby bump? A little bit? I’ll be sharing an update about pregnancy tomorrow!

How does your writing/creating process work?

It always starts with an idea, but the birth of that varies from recipe to recipe. I might be watching a TV show and start drooling over something. I’ve been reading a book and suddenly had a craving. And I’ve been thinking of what to cook for dinner while running and created a dish in my head to distract me from the exhaustion of a long distance jaunt.

From there, I experiment. I’ll grab the core ingredients I know I need and get cooking. There’s a lot of taste-testing throughout the cooking process. And then we’ll try the final dish. Sometimes, it’s awesome. Other times, it needs some tweaking. And if that’s the case, that’ll happen down the line.

Once the dish is finalized, I’ll set up the shoot. We have two huge picture windows on the front of our home that let in a ton of light, so I’ll shoot either on my desk (see the first photo) or on the dining room table (see the photo just above.) I’m a little lazy, and because of this, I try to shoot during the daytime using natural light. It’s easier this way, and since the light is fantastic during the late morning hours into the mid-afternoon, I’ve got a good window to snap images for the blog of a final dish.

 

The next stops:

Your next stops on the Blog Tour are some sweet blog friends of mine…

Behind the Scenes Blog Tour // The Speckled Palate

Rachel from The Country Contessa. Rachel is a fellow Southern lady and my co-conspirator in the Comfort in 1 series. She’s down-to-earth, funny and incredibly talented in the kitchen, making all kinds of Southern food, as well as other delicious dishes. I desperately want to make her One Cup Blackberry Cobbler, and I’m super sad that it’ll have to wait until the spring/summer of next year since I cannot find any good blackberries anymore.

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Nancy from Neatly Packaged. Nancy is a fellow Texas girl, and we met through the Southern Girls Blog Community. She’s newly engaged and planning her wedding, and that has been so fun to follow because who doesn’t enjoy hearing about wedding stuff? She’s currently in the middle of an October Blogger Challenge, and her post about ways she puts pep in her step made me smile because I do some of the same things!

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Kelly from Hidden Fruits and Veggies. Kelly is a vegetarian blogger who is incredibly skilled at adding all kinds of fruits and vegetables to her dishes to make them healthier. I basically drool over all the photos on her blog, shot by her hubby, and she makes me want to try dishes I would otherwise not even think about because they look so darn tasty. (Creamy Mushroom Gravy? I’m not a big mushroom fan, but oh my goodness, how could this be bad? I don’t think it could be!)

 

… And that’s it for this stop on the Blog Tour! Thanks, again, to Madison for tagging me. I had a great time, and I hope y’all enjoyed it, too. And I would love to hear your answers to these questions!

Have you ever shared a behind the scenes look at your blog and blogging process? If you did, what would we see?

  • laurasmessOctober 13, 2014 - 9:16 am

    This was great to read Erin! Such a wonderful insight into the blogger (and person!) that you are… and so exciting to have a preview into your next projects! Love the idea of the Comfort in 1 (and yep, I stand on chairs and photograph tables too!). It’ll be exciting to keep reading your life updates (as Lady Baby’s arrival draws closer, eek!) so thanks for including us in the journey. Sending you huge hugs, you talented and beautiful woman! xxReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:30 pm

      Thanks, Laura! It’s fun to let y’all get to know me a bit better, and I’m excited that you’re excited about the preview of new projects. If you’d like to participate in Comfort in 1 in the coming months, let me know! Hugs right back to you, lovely lady!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and VeggiesOctober 13, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Such a fun post! It was great getting to know a little bit more about you, and I kind of love that you were randomly flung into food photography. Never would’ve guessed that and I’m glad it’s grown into a passion for you, because everything you shook looks so tasty. Thanks for the kind words about my blog <3 Excited to pull a post together!ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:32 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! I had a lot of fun writing this post. Isn’t it funny that I was randomly flung into food photography? I’m glad that you wouldn’t have guessed it… though if you look at some of my earlier photos, you might be able to do that. ;) You’re welcome! I’m excited to see what you write for this post and to see a bit more about your process!ReplyCancel

  • Dionne DeanOctober 13, 2014 - 10:22 am

    I love that you have combined your love for food and your love of photography! Kudos!ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:33 pm

      It’s been a LOT of fun combining these loves, Dionne. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleOctober 13, 2014 - 10:43 am

    It’s so great when your passions merge and you can share it with the world! Your pics are fabulous, looking forward to more in the future!ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:34 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! It really is incredible when your passions merge, and I feel lucky that I can share this with the world. I have a blast doing it, and I hope others feel a sense of joy when they read about the food I’m sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BallardOctober 13, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    Well, all I have to say is that you put a lot of work into this post and I hope I can do mine justice now. People are gonna freak out when they find out I shoot my food pics in my garage. :) Guess it never hurts to be honest though. Loved this post Erin!!ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:35 pm

      Ha! I don’t know if I would consider it *a lot* of work, Rachel, and I’m sure your post is going to be just fine. And I think the fact that you shoot in your garage is fascinating! Glad you loved this post, and I cannot wait to see yours next week!ReplyCancel

  • Margaux DaughtryOctober 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    Very inspirational to a fellow blogger! No, I don’t write about food, but I LOVE eating it! ;) I like reading successful bloggers stories! Now for snack, as reading this made me hungry!ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:37 pm

      I’m happy to hear you found this inspirational, Margaux! I love reading other bloggers’ stories of how they do what they do, too. Good luck finding a snack, and thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Jen LawrenceOctober 13, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Popping in from the Southern Girl Blog Community! I’m a foodie and love to cook. I loving sharing pictures on Pinterest and Instagram but, I rarely blog about food or post recipes. Your pictures are amazing and the food looks delicious! It’s great to be passionate about what you do. If you love what you do, you won’t work a day in your life. #quoteReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment, Jen! It really is so true about being passionate about what you do and that making it not be a job. :)ReplyCancel

  • Madison | Wetherills Say I DoOctober 13, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    Bahh, I love this! I cannot wait to follow this up next week with the people you tagged because they all look like amazing bloggers!
    Ps, I didn’t realize from your insta picture that you shoot Canon, which means this friendship is officially sealed :) Which camera do you use? I just bought a Markii and I’m smitten!
    Pps, I can see the bump and I can’t wait to see your post tomorrow!!ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:40 pm

      So glad you enjoyed this, Madison! Like you, I’m really looking forward to reading the posts of the ladies I tagged because it’ll be fun!

      Yes, I’m a Canon shooter… have always been, though I shot with Nikons at the newspapers where I worked. I’m a MarkII girl, and it’s pretty fantastic, though mine is significantly older than yours. (Try about six years… crazy!)

      Yay! Glad to hear you can see the bump and can’t wait for tomorrow’s post. :)ReplyCancel

  • Erica @ The Crumby CupcakeOctober 13, 2014 - 6:23 pm

    You’re just so stinkin’ cute, Erin! I pretty much adore you, even though we’ve never met! I love this behind the scenes tour idea thingy, it’s always fun to see into the madness that is the blogger’s world from another’s perspective.

    And yep. I stand on chairs, too. :)ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 9:20 pm

      Aww, Erica. You’re too sweet… seriously! Thanks! I think you should do a behind-the-scenes tour of your blogging process because it really IS fun to see the madness that is another blogger’s world.

      And apparently, lots of us stand on chairs to get our food shots. … What does that say about us? (Related: At one point in my life when I was working at a newspaper, I kept a step stool in my car for a quick and easy step-up if I needed one!)ReplyCancel

  • ShannonOctober 13, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    This was a great post!ReplyCancel

  • Emily ArdoinOctober 13, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    I love the look of your blog, and these pictures are awesome! Great behind the scenes look!ReplyCancel

  • NancyOctober 13, 2014 - 10:27 pm

    Thank you so much for the kind words Erin! :) I love things like this! Can’t wait to post next week :)ReplyCancel

  • MeganOctober 14, 2014 - 6:51 am

    This is such a fun post! I love seeing the behind the scenes creative process. How awesome is it that you used to cover the news!? I minored in journalism just because I loved learning about all that. I knew I would probably never work in that field, but it is all so interesting to me!ReplyCancel

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Spoiler alert: I’m not drinking alcohol these days. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t share some of my favorite cocktails with y’all, even if it feels strange to be writing about something I currently will not touch.

Today’s It’s Football Season Friday recipe is a gameday favorite of ours, and if you’re starting your tailgating early or attending a morning game, this is a great cocktail to have in your arsenal.

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The Bloody Maria is a Bloody Mary… but you swap tequila for the vodka.

It sounds dangerous, I know, but since you can add some heat to this drink, I have to sip slowly because it’s too spicy for me to drink quickly. And that, my friends, makes the Bloody Maria a perfect drink to kick off your gameday because it allows you to ease into the festivities without overindulging too quickly.

Intrigued? Here’s how I make mine:

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Ingredients
  • 6 oz. Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix (or your favorite)
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tablespoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnish with celery stalks, pickled green beans and jalapeño
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, measure in the celery salt and seed. Then pour in the Bloody Mary Mix, tequila, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Mix the ingredients in the cocktail shaker, then pour over ice in a glass.
  3. Garnish with celery stalks, pickled green beans and pickled jalapeños, and enjoy immediately!

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Do you have a go-to drink for gameday?

  • CherylOctober 10, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    Oh.

    My.

    Goodness.

    I’m not really a bloody mary fan because I feel like the vodka just dilutes the tomato juice and it’s weird. BUT TEQUILA?! Hold me back. Tequila is basically the best thing, ever. mmmmmm.ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:17 pm

      I know, right?!?!

      Me and Bloody Marys have a love/hate relationship because of the vodka, and I personally like a Bloody Maria better. The tequila just makes it… and that’s coming from a girl who can’t handle tequila in anything else! If you give this a try, let me know what you think!ReplyCancel

  • NancyOctober 12, 2014 - 10:56 am

    Looks really good!! If I were into football I would totally make a game day cosmo! ;) Thank you for sharing Erin!ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 13, 2014 - 3:22 pm

      Thanks, Nancy! And I think a Gameday Cosmo would be delicious, whether you’re into football or not!ReplyCancel

Welcome to another week of our That’s Fresh Friday Link-Up!

We’re so happy that you’re hanging with us and sharing your amazing posts. If this is your first time with us and you don’t know what the That’s Fresh Friday Link-Up is, it’s a weekly link-up hosted by the Southern Girl Blog Community and six other amazing ladies. You can come and share all of your “freshest” post from your blog weekly. The only thing that we ask is that you read our simple rules below and help spread the word about the party.

FIRST, LET’S MEET THE LADIES WHO LET US HANG WITH THEM EVERY WEEK:

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HOSTS FOR THE THAT’S FRESH FRIDAY LINK-UP:

Southern Girl Blog Community :: Facebook :: Twitter :: Instagram

Chene @ Prototype Mama :: Facebook :: Bloglovin’ :: Pinterest

CO-HOSTS FOR THE THAT’S FRESH FRIDAY LINK-UP:

Kathryn @ Up To Date Interiors :: Facebook :: Twitter :: Pinterest

Aleshea @ Glitz & Grits :: Twitter :: Facebook :: Instagram

Erin @ The Speckled Palate :: Facebook :: Twitter :: Instagram

Candyce @ The Sewcialite :: Facebook :: Twitter :: Instagram

Michelle @ Diva With A Purpose :: Facebook :: Twitter :: Instagram

CHECK OUT MY FAVORITES FROM LAST WEEK:

It should come as no surprise that I’m highlighting some screen-licking beautiful recipes, right? Because that’s how I roll…

Outrageous Oatmeal Spice Cookies from Bourbon and Brown Sugar

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Casserole from The Love Nerds

Honey Cake with Peanut Butter from Something Sweet

Be sure to check out what my other co-hosts are digging from last week’s party. All of our features have been pinned to our That’s Fresh Friday feature board on Pinterest: Go check them out here.

THE RULES:

Link up anything with the exception of giveaways, reviews and blog/link parties.

Follow ALL Hosts & Co-hosts via one of the methods listed above.

Visit at least two links before yours and mingle with some of the other bloggers! I’m sure you’ll find a new bloggy friend!

Display our link up button somewhere on your blog (sidebar or post) or link back.

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(Find code HERE.)

Link up as many posts as you like. (Please link directly to your post!)

Spread the word about the freshest Friday link-up via Twitter, Facebook, etc.!

The more, the merrier. And be sure to use the hashtag ‪#‎thatsfreshfriday‬ to spread the word!

Every week when the link-up goes LIVE, Chene (one of our lovely hosts) sends out a ‘heads up’ email to our That’s Fresh subscribers. If you would like to be added, click here.

Now it’s time to PARTY! We can’t wait to see what you guys have been up to!

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  • WinnieOctober 10, 2014 - 1:17 am

    THANK YOU Erin for featuring my Peanut-Butter Honey Cake

    Enjoy the weekend and thanks for another great party :)ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 10, 2014 - 10:35 am

      You’re welcome, Winnie! I hope you have a great weekend, as well! Happy Friday!ReplyCancel

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds // The Speckled Palate

My eating habits have changed a little bit because of pregnancy.

Surprise, said no one ever.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds // The Speckled Palate

I was eating more than normal (think marathon training quantities without the extreme exercise) for a while during this pregnancy. Recently, I’ve started filling up faster because Lady Baby S is the size of a mango, and my stomach is losing real estate. That being said, I’m eating more frequently, and I’m turning my nose up at various items I used to love. So if you were planning on offering me scrambled eggs and sautéed spinach anytime in the near future? Umm, just don’t.

I’m always on the lookout for good snacks that’ll get me through the afternoon, which is the time I am the most tired these days, and I have taken to making my own instead of purchasing pre-packaged snack foods. Because as delicious as that bag of Cheeto Puffs was two weeks ago? I realize it’s not the best thing for the baby and that I need to be eating more whole foods to fuel us both.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds // The Speckled Palate

Last year, I bought a bag of raw pumpkin seeds from the grocery and promptly forgot about them.

I rediscovered them this past weekend… and decided it was high time to use them for SOMETHING.

So I tossed ‘em with some spices, added a little bit of oil and honey, then roasted them. And they turned out beautifully!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds // The Speckled Palate

Here’s how you can make your own:

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Afternoon snackers, pay attention. I've got the perfect fall-themed snack to get you through the work day: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds! Spicy, savory and delicious!
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon local honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, pour in the pumpkin seeds. Measure in the salt, chili powder and cumin and stir until the seasonings are coating the pumpkin seeds.
  3. Mix the honey and extra virgin olive oil together, then drizzle over the pumpkin seeds and seasonings. Stir until the seeds have been coated with the seasoning and oil mixtures.
  4. Pour the seeds onto the prepared baking sheet, and transfer to the oven.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the seeds have toasted (but not burned!)
  6. Cool to room temperature, then enjoy!
Notes
Store in glass food storage containers in the fridge for up to two weeks. Store on the countertop in a similar container for a few days.

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What kind of snacks do you like during the autumn months?

  • EriniOctober 8, 2014 - 10:44 am

    Oh wow! My mom used to roast pumpkin seeds when I was a kid… not often, and it seemed to stop once I hit middle school… but man… I loved it. The smell! She only just used salt, but still. Mmm. :)ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 8, 2014 - 5:20 pm

      I love that your mom used to roast pumpkin seeds when you were a kid… and I think y’all need to bring back that tradition! It’s so easy and SO delicious!ReplyCancel

  • laurasmessOctober 8, 2014 - 4:50 pm

    I love roasted pumpkin seeds. Last time I bought a pumpkin, I actually just harvested the raw seeds from the centre, dried them out and roasted them similarly to this recipe. Bang! A free snack! I can imagine that pregnancy must be doing all sorts of things with your system… glad that you’re finding a way to nourish you and the little bun in the oven. Hugs xxReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 8, 2014 - 5:22 pm

      Mmm, glad I’m not alone in my love for roasted pumpkin seeds! I’m so impressed that the last time you bought a pumpkin, you used the raw seeds and roasted them! Yeah, pregnancy is pretty amazing, but it’s got its strange moments, haha. And I’m trying to find some good ways to nourish myself and the bun in the oven since, uh, a lot of the junk food I find myself wanting will probably not do as good a job, haha.ReplyCancel

  • WinnieOctober 9, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    These look GREAT !!
    Pumpkin seeds are very popular here, but I’ve never roasted them like this.
    I need to try this recipe :)
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    • ErinOctober 9, 2014 - 9:22 pm

      Thanks, Winnie! These Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are super tasty and easy to make, so I’m excited to hear what you think!ReplyCancel

Pickled Green Beans // The Speckled Palate

I’m kind of sad that Monday is here, and we’re (hopefully) getting back into the swing of the work week.

So while I’m ignoring my sadness for not living an eternal weekend, let’s discuss what happened Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday…

We ate pizza after I couldn’t get a craving out of my head. I spent a ton of time working on recipes and photographing food while my husband watched football Saturday and Sunday. We made Chicken Taquitos to devour during the LSU game. (We aren’t going to talk about that atrocity here because, well, it was painful to watch.) We took our pup on long walks. We enjoyed the fall weather that descended upon North Texas on Friday evening and Saturday, eating on the patio and researching our babymoon bundled in blankets, donning our flannel PJs and fuzzy moccasins while we sat outdoors. … OK, only one of us wore fuzzy moccasins. I’ll let y’all guess who.

So this past weekend? Absolutely lovely. (Minus the LSU game, of course.)

And to kick off this week, I’m over at My Cooking Spot this morning sharing my Pickled Green Bean recipe. It’s an integral piece in the post I’ve got for y’all on Friday. And no, I’m not giving a hint since it should become obvious when you read my post over there about what will be appearing here…

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend?

  • CherylOctober 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    Oooh, I’m excited to see what’s coming Friday! And I feel ya.. I went to Bama so this weekend was um, a little disappointing, to say the least. Oh, and we’re Titans fans SO.. it was a depressing weekend!ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 7, 2014 - 4:57 pm

      Yes! Friday’s post shall be awesome and a twist on a classic that’s a personal favorite of mine when I’m not pregnant…

      And seriously. This weekend was a kick in the teeth, huh? We lucked out that the Saints won in OT, or we’d have had the same sad football feelings on Sunday as we did on Saturday. However, at least your team showed up and played, even if it ended poorly and painfully… Our was on the field, but they couldn’t do anything.ReplyCancel

  • laurasmessOctober 8, 2014 - 5:53 am

    Oh gosh, what a weekend! Haha… I actually like days when the husband is entertained with sport/building a wall/other man-things when I can just roll my sleeves up, put on some awesome music and cook! Heaps of fun. Love the look of these pickled beans. I’m really into pickled and fermented things at the moment. Just a couple of pickled chillies, some kimchi or some of these beans would add so much to a meal. Gorgeous post as always Erin! And I’m looking forward to Friday… eep xxxReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 8, 2014 - 5:19 pm

      It was quite a weekend! And I understand — there’s something soothing about those days where you have no obligations and can just tinker and cook and have fun in the kitchen!

      What all have you pickled and fermented? I don’t really do it often, but I love these pickled green beans.

      Thanks, lady! Friday will be here soon.ReplyCancel

  • AdrianOctober 9, 2014 - 7:27 pm

    I love pickled anything and green beans any WAY! So this is surely a recipe that will make it to my kitchen:)ReplyCancel

    • ErinOctober 9, 2014 - 7:44 pm

      If you’re a fan of pickled anything, these green beans will be perfect for you! If you try ‘em, I’d love to know what you think!ReplyCancel