I loved this movie for a lot of different reasons. It reminded me of the good parts of living in LA. Mark Ruffalo is ADORABLE. The Joni Mitchell sing-a-long is reminiscent of my family dinners growing up. It has a smart script and interesting characters. Good soundtrack. The teenagers are thoughtful instead of total dipshits, like they are usually portrayed in movies. Highly recommend!
So apparently this blog is on a food kick? Sorry about that. Will get back to other nonsense soon, promise.
We've been getting Kohlrabi in our CSA, and didn't even know enough about it (like, um, its name) to google it to find out about it. Luckily Chrystal used to work at a nursery and knows lots of smart things about plants, including what Kohlrabi is and how to prepare it. Especially when it is super hot out and you don't want to cook much. Turns out it tastes like Jicama (to me). Delicious and refreshing.
Kohlrabi/Cucumber Salad with Soy Sauce Maple Dressing.
Kohlrabi Greens Chips
Siracha Hummos (a revelation! definitely making this again)
Saw these on this food blog awhile ago, but I believe it is adapted from Martha Stewart (as many good things are). Matt and I are pretty obsessed with these now, having made them about three or four times on the grill in in the last month.
If you like salt and vinegar potato chips, I would STRONGLY recommend trying these out. The first time we did it we used white wine vinegar, since we were kind of scared of using just plain white vinegar (since it kind of seems like a cleaning product sometimes instead of a food product).
Now we just use white vinegar, since it is cheaper, and it is still delicious. The outsides get so crispy on the grill and the insides are tangy and delicious. SO into them.
This community garden is somewhat near* my new work. I've been eating my lunch here occasionally, and I'm pretty into it. I wish we could get a plot here, but unfortunately (though it makes sense) you have to live within five blocks, which we certainly do not.
I like having good outdoor options to eat my lunch, especially after last year working in LA in a building surrounded by no sidewalks.
* I say near because the exact physical location of my new job is a SECRET not just from the internetz world but also from my friends and family. Apparently I can talk about it generally, but not the exact address. Seems a little overkill, but they are worried about security and they probably know what's up, so...