I recently discovered EyeSwoon (Athena Calderone) thanks to a feature on the author’s home in Elle. I absolutely fell in love with her Amagansett home (I die for the kitchen & outdoor space!). Read the story HERE & then obsess over her blog as I have! Beautiful design & style, plus plant-driven tasty recipes.
Balsamic Zucchini (via Epicurious)
I made a version of this and served over a bed of quinoa with a simple butter lettuce side salad. This is a super simple recipe with simple, quality ingredients (my favorite kind). Use good olive oil, balsamic, salt, & cheese.
Some friends gave us the most giant zucchini I have ever seen from their garden. (I only used half; we have leftovers & another entire zuc!) Since it was so large, I hollowed out the centers and filled with salted & broiled grape tomatoes. I also dry-roasted the pine nuts.
This is one of my favorite spots. I kind of don’t even want to tell you about it, but it’s clear the cat is out of the bag. I love the exposed brick & ceiling beams. I happened to stop by recently on a rare free weekday (read: no line down the block) on a sunny day in the Mission. There’s nothing better than a sunny day in the Mish, coffee, pastry, & good company.
C&W is the first endeavor by Outfit Generic, a 5-person foodie team helmed by former Quince exec pastry chef, William Werner. Whether you are in the mood for sweet of savory, you will not be disappointed. It also recently took top honors for Best Desserts in 7x7’s Eat + Drink Awards (ousting Tartine from its long-held top spot).
Simple & darling arrangements lined the table (see another shot HERE).
Quotes that adorn the polished concrete walls.
Nearby Dolores Park overlooking my sweet city, San Francisco. I’m telling you, there is no better place on a sunny afternoon.