This is the first edition of my Friday Favorites. While I may not compile one every Friday, my hope is to frequently share the things that I am reading and finding with you so that you can also benefit from some of the amazing bloggers and resources out there.

  1. Avocado Spring Rolls by 101 Cookbooks
    This is a recipe that I couldn’t wait to try as soon as I saw it. Avocado? Toasted Hazelnuts? Count me in. Rice maybe a sometimes food for me and I’ll leave out the tofu, but I don’t think I’ll notice do you?
  2. Hibiscus Cranberry Sauce by Love and Olive Oil
    Love and Olive Oil is one of my favorite food blogs and I was super pleased to see this holiday inspired pin. As a girl growing up cranberry sauce was one of my favorite things from Thanksgiving. I just love tart! Add hibiscus, one of my favorite herbs that makes some people pucker (I guess?) to me can only make this recipe better.
  3. Raspberry Cranberry Sauce by A Spicy Perspective
    A wholly different take on cranberry sauce, this one takes it to the sweeter side with a little mint for brightness and some chambord for depth.
  4. Celery Root and Cauliflower Puree with Garlicky Greens by Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Because I am always trying to find new and exciting ways to use cauliflower as well as get more bitter greens into my diet, this recipe caught my eye. It reminds me of one of my favorite potato recipes, fennel mashed potatoes (delicious!), but much lighter on the carb side of things. I’m looking forward to trying it even if Mr. S decides to boycott. More for me.
  5. Make Your Own Bitters by Williams-Sonoma
    On my quest for non-alcoholic grown up drinks I stumbled across this little gem which was not something I had considered. Bitters, from what I understand, though typically paired with alcohol are not strictly alcoholic themselves. This is a nice guide for how to make your own from Williams-Sonoma of all places which I’m pleased to find has a blog with quite a few DIY projects.
  6. Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider from The Kitchn
    If you’re beginning to suspect that cranberry is the theme of this post, you would be right. Here’s another avenue for a more grown up drink for the coming holidays with cranberry, apple cider, and ginger. Perfection.
  7. Edible Flowers
    A pretty little infographic about some of my favorite things. I guess it’s the wrong season for it, but I thought I’d share anyway.
  8. Air Plants
    These are just amazing. One of my girlfriends got me one for my birthday. It’s pretty, and green, and surrounded in glass. Shockingly I haven’t killed it or knocked it over yet. I may have a green thumb outside, but when I get inside it’s like I never learned what a plant was.
  9. Harvest Cider from Mountain Rose
    One of my favorite herbal preparations is fire cider, but there are a lot of people who can’t or won’t want to handle the intensity that comes along with it. This seems like a great milder alternative.
  10. Herbal Vinegars by Worts & Cunning Apothecary
    History and recipe for Thieves vinegar, another herbal staple for winter time by one of my favorite ladies Alexis.