Friday, June 29, 2012

What is new in my recipe world and a Furby Furbish winner

Good morning Vietnam! I am not emulating Robin Williams today. No. It is just that friggin hot here. I told you I would soon be bitching about the weather not being to my standards, and here we are. I am not a liar. Thank you jeebus the weekend is upon us. I need it more than ever. But I am pretty sure I said that last week...Here is what I have been stuffing my face with this week. 

As much as it physically pains me to give even a shout out, much less credit to the STL, I have to give credit where credit is due. For those of you who are unaware, STL is known for their Italian fare. I am serious. In that Nelly listening, arch loving, Cardinals obsessed city, they are cooking up some serious Italian food. I have to say, my favorite local dish would have to be their Italian chopped salad. For those of you who have been there and have had Italian, you know exactly what I am talking about. It is this delicious salad full of pimentos, red onions, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese and the best vinaigrette you have ever tasted. As I said, I am from KC, so for me to make a public statement of obsession regarding anything STL related, means its really good. Someone please commit me immediately. 
So I took a page out of my girl Ashley's book and followed her quinoa making lead. She introduced me to this recipe this week and ladies....ladies...ladies. This right here is a winner. The boy went back for more even. I am not kidding. This is one of the best meals I have had in quite awhile. However, I am not shocked since it comes from Iowa Girl Eats. Girl makes love to her quinoa dishes. 
I am aware of the fact that my food pictures suck. FYI. We do not ever get a chance to eat until about 9:00 pm everyday, hence the darkened pictures. I will try to get us on the early bird special to produce more light friendly snapshots. Cross my heart.  

Ok. On to what you loves really want to know about. A Furbish winner. And can I get a drumroll please? The winner. Of this awesome. Vignette. Set. Shall be named. After this. 
Ok. Back. The winner is Alison! Alison. If I were still in the NC, I would totally come and steal this off of your coffee table. I could not be more serious. But congratulations! Email me and I will get your information over to the lovely Jamie. Thank you to all that entered. Loves!


  1. This looks so yum. I'm so jelly of Allison for wining. We need to make a road trip down to Furbish asap!

  2. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek omg omg omg!!! I'm so so so excited! This is perfect for our new house! Thank you so much! Sending info immediately!

  3. I currently live in St. Louis. And I can so 'go there' with you on not digging so much of what this city has to offer... but I will give it to the Italian food- its to die for!

    xoxo, Emily

  4. I'm from St Louis and I think it is a GREAT city! Much much better than KC ;) The funny thing is that I saw the photo of the salad before I started reading the post, and I knew exactly what it was. Soooooooo good! Thanks for sharing! And GO CARDS!

  5. I've lived in both KC and STL (STL currently) so I can understand how hard it was for you to write what you did. You are a strong cookie! And so right about the salad. Just had it last night. :)

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