citrus & candy

This is a family portrait ( a portrait of toy animals, not of us!) I'm really just posting to remind myself of an accidentally good dinner we made last night with leftovers, and we want to remember the recipe. The base was Spaghetti with Cauliflower & Speck from citrus and candy.


Our Greek version: Sauteé a handful of cherry tomatoes with basil & oregano and generous olive oil until softened and just beginning to blacken. Set aside with a few handfuls of fresh spinach. In the same pan, crisp up some pancetta, speck or serrano ham in more olive oil. Add in a few cloves thinly sliced garlic + zest of one lemon + chili oil + a handful of kalamata olives, roughly chopped. Deglaze with white wine. Return tomatoes to pan with fresh spinach + chopped parsley. Mix in pan. Squeeze half a lemon over the top. When the spinach is wilted, crumble some feta on top. Season generously with black pepper. Serve on top of pasta.

Our soundtrack to spring seems to be hannah georges.

y.n. rich kids

I miss summer.

The Y.N. Rich Kids are a group that came out of the the North Community Beats and Rhymes program started by the Minneapolis YMCA. They help kids make music when they keep up with their homework. This song was so good (it is super fantastic) that a local professional photography studio stepped in and made them a video.

It would have been just as great with lower production values, but I bet it made the kids feel amazing, and it brought a lot of attention to their program.

You can buy this track by the y.n. rich kids for $1. You can also see the video on youtube.

...i'm ridin around on my bicycle, ridin' around on my bicycle 
pull up to the studio cuz you know that the kid be meltin' them microphones