I probably should have given this website a little more fanfare. Well…here! it! is!
Basically I’m herding everything I make into one neat little corral, and that corral is blairthornburgh.com. More essays! More armchair medieval scholarship! Hopefully not as many stories where I end up bawling at theme restaurants! Also, more about food, because I love talking about food more than almost anything, but fewer recipes, because 1. I suck at developing them and 2. retyping them is annoying. Besides, you’re better off just going to the sites I found them on.
Also also, some links to cool things, as I collect them, because I like sharing, and travel stories and reflections, because traveling is also great and something I do medium-a-lot as an itinerant young person.
Anyway, let’s plunge in and make content. Have a snack and a drink and join me! Are you excited? I’m excited.
Salt-roasted root vegetables–If I could ever bear to part with 5 cups of kosher salt at once, yes.
Slow-cooker bacon jam–A concept I’ve been obsessed with since I had some (with bone marrow! ahh) at Longman & Eagle
Motivation & Make Your Thing–Do it! Do it now! I did and now I have this website I don’t know what to do with! (bonus: Brain Crack)
My roommate invents a love story for some Chinese-food-eating bros
Coach & Mrs. Coach & Things I Could Have Said To Connie Britton When She Came Into My Coffee Shop the Other Day –Texas forever!
Classics Ryan Gosling–Salve, puella.
I’ve been making a lot of them.
I cut up some heirloom carrots (with a few jalapeños I had mouldering, because why not) and some golden beets and plopped them in a brine on Saturday, post-Farmers-Market, and I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out. Not too spicy or sweet, and good for snacking. I used a combination of Molly Wizenberg’s brine and the method from Serious Eats (minus the water bath–I just keep them in the fridge and eat them before they go bad).
Not a bad thing to have a jar of swimming around in your fridge, really. And this way I don’t have to worry about using them up quite so fast.