"When we went to sup with Nell Coover, the small old etcher, often hungry in her rooms filled with Whistler's cushions and Heppelwhite's beautiful chairs and cupboards, she gave us a strange lovely salad of sea mosses and jeweled ice-plants from the cliffs, and a bowl of green wild spinach." -MFK Fisher, Serve it Forth.
Raw Fig Newtons:
Crust: 1 cup almonds 1/2 cup walnuts 1 cup oats 1/2 cup dates, soaked 30 minutes 1/4 tsp pure vanilla dash of sea salt 1 tsp water (you might not need it, but I did)
Blend up the almonds, walnuts and oats together. Then add the dates, vanilla and sea salt (and water, if using).
Take the dough in your hands and press it together for a few minutes to form a ball. Lay it down between two pieces of wax paper or plastic wrap and roll it over with a rolling pin. Make as thin or thick as you like. It helps to roll the dough in a long rectangle shape for when you fold it.
Filling: 1 cup dried figs, soaked 30 minutes 1/4 cup fresh water 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp agave
Blend this up in a blender, then spread over half of the dough. Fold over one side using the wax paper or plastic wrap to help you, then seal the sides. Refrigerate this for at least an hour before cutting into it.
Recipe via vganjar.
I like the mood of the blog vganjar.
Here are some more recipes - Banana Hot Chocolate
a week of breakfasts...how about some Chia Seed Oatmeal with Banana-Date Smoothie.
I found the blog Honey & Jam by Hannah Queen, a baker, a photographer and has been featured on many websites and in many publications. Her food photography makes you hungry...and that's the point, isn't it.
Honey and a photo of Nut Caramel Bars with Dried Cherries
This recipe for Best Cocoa Brownies is Hannah's favorite.
Loved this post from Honest Fare - Making Yogurt.
I then headed over to Hungry Girl por Vida and got lost there for a while.
Apple Cider Steeped Tea
Over at Seven Spoons I found the photo below. I am really liking vintage linens, etched glass and food served wrapped up in waxed paper or brown paper tied up with string...obviously this photo fits in. (This photo is by Nikole and was published in one of my favs - Kinfolk Magazine - was a collaborative project between the author of the blog Seven Spoons (Tara) and Nikole from Forty-Sixth at Grace.
These granola bars from Anja's Food 4 Thought look good for breakfast or quick snacks at the beach.
Main Courses tomorrow...and food to bring to the beach to follow...