Thursday, August 28, 2014
Anywho back to the Potluck. Le Creuset is sponsoring the really fun concept of a Pass It On Potluck. It’s really kind of awesome. This gorgeous Le Creuset Dutch oven in Lapis (that’s the beautiful blue color you see on your screen) arrives at your doorstep eager for you to cook up something delightful in it! The only rules are you blog about it or document it in the journal that also comes with it, then pass it on to the next person (the brand will send you the shipping label to print)! So all you have to do is enjoy cooking!
Oh, and clean the pot.
Easy enough, right? Right.
Another truth. I’ve never cooked anything in a Dutch oven so this was 75% exciting, 25% scary. Fortunately the chilly weather in Chicago’s been having has me all excited for fall so I opted to try a new recipe, something I’ve always wanted to do: a risotto. A baked mushroom risotto to be exact. With dried porcini mushrooms and cremini mushrooms and garlic and white wine… Mmm can you practically smell it? It was good stuff.
I found the recipe at The Kitchn, and it ended up being really easy! I opted to forgo the caramelized onions and craime freche on top like the recipe suggests – it tasted good enough as is. Will definitely be making this again come colder weather. Cozy up on the sofa with a blanket, a glass of Pinot Noir, and all the new fall shows.
Are you going to sign up for the Pass It On Potluck? What would you cook?
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hey gang! I am selling my Pottery Barn English roll arm sofa. I bought it almost 2 years ago for $1800 plus shipping and am selling for $600 or best offer, cash and carry! It will be available in mid-late September. The only reason I am selling is because I have a new sofa (that The Everygirl designed with Chicago-based Interior Define) arriving next month! See more product details here and on PB’s site here.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested with subject line ENGLISH ROLL ARM!