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Friday Favorites with Reading My Tea Leaves

Posted May 11 2012 9:00am
Today I'm talking with Erin of the blog, Reading My Tea Leaves . I've been following Erin before she moved to NYC and was living in Wilmington, NC. Her blog gives a glimpse into her everyday life and boy, is it pretty. She lives in a teeny apartment and shares  tips for surviving in a small space. I love her week in object series , and her way of making the everyday mundane things so beautiful. She's the type of person I'd love to meet for an early morning cup of coffee and a cheese & chive biscuit  (or maybe a slice of this ) and discuss making the world a better place.

Erin, what's your favorite food?
Erin: When I first thought about my favorite foods, my thoughts turned to favorite dishes. I started dreaming about the buttery, flaky crusts that encase savory tarts filled with sweet leeks and fresh eggs and cream. Then I dreamed up a lasagne oozing with ricotta and winter spinach and drenched in a rich red tomato sauce. Next, a kale salad tossed with lemon and parmesan and sprinkled with hazelnuts. And finally, dessert and rich chocolate cake topped with barely sweet cream. But for Adrienne's question, I decided I wanted to think about individual foods: those things that we eat that are so interesting and inspiring that they stand up all on their own. With spring arriving to the New York City Greenmarket, I couldn't help but turn my attention to the red-veined sorrel popping up on farmer's stands. Sorrel isn't a longtime favorite of mine, but it stole my heart last year at this time and I haven't turned back since. The taste is sharp and lemony and yes, something about it evokes the sweet and the sour of an early spring strawberry. If it's tossed into a salad, I promise, you hardly need a dressing at all.

We're on a plane to Seattle right now! We'll be there for a couple of days before heading north to Vancouver, BC. I'm so excited to get away, for cooler temperatures, awesome coffee, delicious food, and to explore new places. I have a few posts scheduled for next week, so be sure to check them out. Until then, see you in a week!
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