I decided to do a post about food because in our house, we LOVE to cook ethnic meals and try new things! I used to be all about Italian food, and while it is delicious (duh!) my cute husband convinced me to branch out, and I haven’t looked back! Most recently we had an adventure making Pho, a Vietnamese soup our dear friends introduced us to! I’m glad my girlfriend talked me into trying it, and now I’m making stockpots of it at a time! It’s good to listen to your friends, they usually have awesome advice ;)
I’ve also had the opportunity and pleasure to shoot food at two of our town’s coolest restaurants–W.Rick’s Taproom and Grill and The Chop Shop! My best friend and I always go to W.Ricks when she makes a stop home; they have fantastic appetizers and we always save room for a basket of fried pretzels with hot fudge.Bill Atkinson of the Chop Shop literally makes the BEST crab cake I’ve ever had, and that’s saying a lot from someone born in Manhattan ;) You can also catch him over at Hangar 473, which has gorgeous decor and amazing cocktails. We’ve got a lot to offer here!
The rest of the food photos were taken around our home and to our travels, most memorably Asheville, NC, to where I was sooo sad to leave! Not only is the scenery stunning, but the restaurants were all vividly ethnic, right down our alley! I especially loved Bouchon, which is a fantastic French Bistro. If you ever get a chance, you should absolutely stop in Beer City, USA, as the town is nicknamed! You could even pay us a visit, as I’d love to set up a camp there ;)
Allright yinz, enough chatting! Here’s the food! Stop back soon! <3
My husband took the banana bread I made and turned it into awesome french toast!
The beans from the garden before we pickled them!
Our crab rangoons! Totally home made, of course!
The besssst crab cake ever, brought to you by Bill Atkinson of the Chop Shop!
Miss Paula’s cookies! Snickerdoodles with home made caramel sauce! Delicious. All of these are available at the Chop Shop in the bakery window.
Came home to this one day! He calls it Italian Sushi :)
Made my cousin biscotti, and she kissed the box. She has THE prettiest kissmark! <3
“Four Beers in India” or Lentil Masala ;)
Big fans of Dogfish Head Beer! Spoiled right here…
Macarons from Jean Marc Chantelier’s
Fresh, home made cheddar and chive bread!
If you’d like to see more of the bread photos (as well as other home-making photos!) Please visit my facebook album Hippie Homesteaders and follow along :)
And wouldn’t be complete without traditional Italian Meatballs & Macaroni.
And…our Pho is ready…gonna go eat ;)