Friday, August 21, 2009

The toasted almonds to top off a really good day

The view from the 6am ferry

Yesterday was a whirlwind day: Went on a farm field trip to check out a farm on another island, biked about 18 miles to and from the ferry landings, and when I finally got back to my watertower, sweaty and exhilarated, it was just in time to hitch a ride with Farmers Peter and Susan to a meeting about drafing new farm intern policy for the state.

After the meeting (sobering, but hopeful!) I piled in the car with the Heritage folks and we headed down to the Alehouse where there's Thursday night SINGALONG! So we all got beers and threw decency to the wind and belted out the na-na-na-na verse of "Hey Jude" till our throats were hoarse.

And THEN I came home and checked my email and realized that Jaden had posted my recipe for Hainanese Chicken on the Steamy Kitchen blog and it was the perfect topping to finish off a beautiful, beautiful day.

For those of you who don't know, I'm interning with Jaden over at Steamy Kitchen, learning how to take rockstar food photos and write great recipes, and helping out with research, writing and photos for the ingredients section of her site. My plan is still to go to graduate school and study sustainable food, but it can't help to have some skillz to spice up those papers and presentations!

So a great big welcome to everyone who's come over from Steamy Kitchen -- I'm so pleased you've stumbled upon my humble little blog -- it's lovely to have you.


  1. It's great to "meet" you, Jess! I'm another Pacific NW gal. Found you through Steamy Kitchen, looking forward to reading along on your adventures :)

  2. Jess, it never surprises me how large and small the internet is. I have been reading Jadens blog for around 2-3 years as she came up through the food blogging ranks. It will be fun to see your adventures and post cross polinate.


  3. Loved your post on SK! Can't wait to get to know you better!

  4. The san juans are beautiful. we moved from Seattle down to the LA/OC area and miss the north west so much!!