Oh, how I love my Farm Box every week - these 2 chicks started a fully organic, farm-to-table delivery service of such amazing goodies that I get dropped right at the front door of FLO every single week. It literally makes my Sunday. I crack a bottle of something chilly and delightful, dig into the box, lay out a bunch of thoughts on random recipe ideas and really just get to it. "It" meaning a not-riddled-with-guilt-about--absolutely-nothing-totally-FREE-day to just explore all the elements of food that I love.
I break out the cast iron skillet (love of that straight from my grandads spot in TN) and char up any veg available (carrots and fennel are awesome), whip up some FLO house buttermilk dressing, drop it on a bit of lettuce with shaved carrot and perhaps some peppery radish; and you know I whip out the tin of heavy cream for some kind of leek, shallot, white wine, butter reduction to spread on everything.
I take a whole chicken and shove it full of rosemary, lemons, oranges, garlic and then cover it with fresh squeezes of cara cara oranges, a little oil, crushed fennel seed and garlic + onion powder. Then cook it on 300 for about 4 hours totally uncovered. What comes out is a damn near revelation on the bird. So easy, so delish, such a good smell penetrating the house all day.
I toast some everything bagels smeared with butter, slap a ton of cream cheese on them, layer on some wild lox, salty capers, fresh Lily's eggs, and a ton of dill. Once you pop on a blast of fresh lemon, watch out. This little number blows AWAY versions I get from restaurants.
All the flowers, herbs, plants are coming back in - and I just love being inspired on Sunday. It's the best day of my week, that's for sure. Unless I bust up my SUP like I did the other day. No worries, it's being repaired...but dang...guess that is what Rose is for!
I'm also super inspired by my bud Ky's (@kyfurneaux) new veggie garden in her back yard...I am stunned at how quick all her greens came popping up...what deliciousness!
Oh, and there's usually some kind of full on rearrange involved. :) Tiny space, but big living! Loving this new layout - more palatial space for the dining table - more spreadout happening - just more life lived overall.