Emily | The Pig & Quill

food, puns, behbes โ€ข homebody โ€ข momma to @littlelanajames ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’• โ˜€๏ธ SF Bay Area, CA ๐Ÿท #thepigandquill ๐Ÿ’Œ thepigandquill@gmail.com
thepigandquill These two people, these two little pairs of footprints in the sand. Running from the sudsy surf. Her wispy, salt-licked mullet. ๐Ÿ’™ Fully embracing the whole "more beach" part of our 2018 intentions and loving every minute of it. Happy weekend, friends! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ #littlelanajames #halfmoonbay #californiawinter
thepigandquill โœจ H A P P Y N E W Y E A R โœจ #birite_partner Intentions for 2018: Spend more time at the beach AND the dinner table. And, personally, eat less meat (errr, land animals โ€” sorry ๐ŸŸ). So evening meals at home will look a lot like this: quinoa pasta for the three of us, ladled with grass-fed ๐Ÿฎ bolognese for the boy and the babe and a plethora of mediterranean-slash-bruschetta inspired goodies for me: shockingly ripe romas ๐Ÿ…, briny olives, parsley ๐ŸŒฟ, lemon ๐Ÿ‹, olive oil, plenty of black pepper and hot-smoked salmon. Iโ€™ve forever said I wouldnโ€™t cook two meals a night, but when โ€œcookingโ€ is little more than assembling (and when Iโ€™m the pickier eater for once! ๐Ÿ˜‚), itโ€™s worth it to ensure weโ€™re all present and accounted for come suppertime. Duplo peeps included, of course. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘ซ ~ HAPPY 2018, friends. Hereโ€™s to a year of laughter, light and plenty of excuses to gather with those you love. โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ#peacelovepasta xo, Em ~ This is the final post in a series with partner @biritesf, whose ideals about community and gathering around good food so closely match my own. โค๏ธ . . . . . . #heresmyfood #gatherround #styledeats #smokedsalmonpasta #bolognese #mealplanning #pescetarian #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed
thepigandquill โญ๏ธ B E R R Y N ' B R I G H T โญ๏ธ Chrisโ€™ bday cupcakes ๐ŸŽ‚ aka the perfect little sweet to accompany NYE toasting ๐Ÿฅ‚ aka Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Blackberry Lemon Buttercream ๐Ÿคค, only ever-so-slightly adapted from the #fruitfulcookbook (via @SeriousEats) and easily the best cupcakes Iโ€™ve ever made at home. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ Get the recipe on #thepigandquill today, and enter to โœจWINโœจ the @wolfgourmet Countertop Oven I baked โ€˜em up in!! This is a biggie, guys. Link in profile. And donโ€™t forget to comment on yesterdayโ€™s IG post for another chance to win. Good luck, babes! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŽ‰ #howiholiday #happynewyear #wolfgourmet . . . . . . #foodstyling #partyfood #bakersofig #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed
thepigandquill "Quickberry quackberry, pick me a blackberry!" Am I the only parent that can't look at a berry without reciting the words to Jamberry in my head? ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ’œ The perfect cupcakes for ringing in 2018 -- and a massive giveaway with @wolfgourmet -- are both headed for #thepigandquill tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰ Comment below โœจnowโœจ with your plans for the New Year to jump the gun with a bonus entry -- trust me, you wanna win! ๐Ÿ˜˜ Happy Thursday, lovelies! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿฐ #blackberrybuttercream #howiholiday . . . . . . #wolfgourmet #cupcakesofig #holidaybaking #minifood #partysweets #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed
thepigandquill ๐Ÿ’œ L O V E B U G G Y ๐Ÿ’œ Nothing says Christmas like a cool 24 (going on 48) hours in jammies. Happy happy, friends! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„ #littlelanajames #thisischristmas #jammytime
thepigandquill ๐ŸŽ‰ N A C H O B I R T H D A Y ๐ŸŽ‰ #birite_partner This weekend we celebrated my fave personโ€™s most recent trip around the โ˜€๏ธ, and in the spirit of not letting adult birthdays suck despite having kids ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, we went all out: a rare night away from home on Saturday (oh heyyyy โ˜‘๏ธrooftop pool โ˜‘๏ธroom service โ˜‘๏ธfixer upper marathon), a leisurely Sunday brunch ๐Ÿฅ‚, and, upon being reunited with our mini โ€” who we only FaceTimeโ€™d thrice in 24 hours because weโ€™re a couple of sappy suckers ๐Ÿ™ˆ โ€” a simple, homemade snack feast featuring all of Chrisโ€™ favorite things. His momโ€™s classic deviled eggs ๐Ÿฅš and potato salad ๐Ÿฅ”, carrot cake ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฐ, โ€œpurple cupcakesโ€ as dictated by Lana ๐Ÿ’œ (recipe coming soon!), and a skillet version of our favorite carne asada nachos ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ. (Iโ€™ll drop the recipe to that one in my profile, just in case youโ€™re jonesingโ€ฆ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ) ~ @stoffelcleas, you have been one helluva human this past year, surpassing my every expectation for a partner in life and keeping the wheels on this hoopty over the bumpiest of roads. Choosing you to share this life was the best move I could have made. We're lucky ones, the bug and I. Happy Birthday, love. โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚ xo, Em ~ This is the second in a three-part series with partner @biritesf, who has built an entire community around the joy of sharing good food (and is the generous source of almost everything pictured). Cheers! . . . . #howiholiday #heresmyfood #gatherround #styledeats #carneasadanachos #madeinstaub #skilletcooking #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed
thepigandquill ๐Ÿ’ž Y O B A B Y C A K E S ๐Ÿ’ž Today's to-do list: sleeping until ALMOST FREAKING 10 (thanks @stoffelcleas! ๐Ÿ˜˜), picking up a few last stocking stuffers for the babe (because oranges in stockings still suck, right?๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ๐ŸŠ), and chubby bunnying the last of these lil cuties that I whipped up for the hubs' bday this weekend. I'm shooting to get the recipe up on #thepigandquill just after the holiday because they'd be the perfect companion to a little NYE champy-champs ๐Ÿฅ‚. Or, you know, the tail end of that bag of salt and vinegar chips you forgot you hid from your kiddo a week ago. Same diff. ๐Ÿ˜œ Happy Humps, pals! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿฐ #littlepinkcupcakes #buttercreamdreams #howiholiday . . . . #holidaybaking #minifood #blackberrybuttercream #bakersofig #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed
thepigandquill ๐Ÿ’š H E Y C O O K I E ! ๐Ÿ’š Jury is out on whether gingerbread people are more or less creepy with eyes... ๐Ÿคช (Also, just gonna let you guess which one uh these babes was designed by my mom. Iโ€™ll give you a hint: THE ONE WITH BOOBS.) Happy Weekend, friends! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„#gotitfrommymomma #howiholiday #jellybeanboobs . . . . . #foodstirs #christmascookies #gingerbread #holidaybaking #foodwithfaces #napsnack
thepigandquill ๐ŸฅŸ D I M M E S U M M A D A T ๐ŸฅŸ A totally respectable amount of food for 1.5 people, no? My mini is as dumpling-crazed as her momma, and I love her for it (among other things...). Even Kim got pretty (soy) sauced. ๐Ÿคช Happy Thursday! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿฅ #lunchingwithlana #XLB #angryasiankim . . . . . . . . #dimsum #cityofgoodliving #pandadumpling #toddlereats #scallionpancake #soupdumplings
thepigandquill And I quote: โ€œHow about a yellow one for me, an orange one for you, a green one for auntie, a pink one for grandma...and two for tomorrow...?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ž Needless to say, this girl has a serious soft spot for macarons. And the midwest. Thanks for the good times, #cbus (and the hosting/chauffering/spoiling, @am276901!). Weโ€™ll be back! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿก #littlelanajames #thatsmygirl . . . . . . #pistaciavera #cbuseats #germanvillage #capturejoy #bakerybabe #twoyearsold
thepigandquill โค๏ธ J O Y F U L J O Y F U L โค๏ธ I hunkered down on a jetplane today with this little elf, headed for a long weekend of tea parties, playdates and zoolights with some of our favorite Columbus people. ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐ŸŽ„ She has been such a good sport for the past two days, running errands calmly (while I lose my shit) and cooperating around the house with a smile on her face all the while. ๐Ÿ˜Š Sometimes I'm amazed by how adaptable this babe can be, even in the face of a no-nap, 6 hr flight (nonstop seemed like such a good idea when I booked it...) Many thanks to loads of @southwestair snacks, #colorwonder markers -- and Jane, our lovely plane neighbor and newly-minted expert on all things Frozen. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ„๏ธ Hope your Wednesday was just as interesting! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธโœˆ๏ธ #littlelanajames #capturejoy . . . . . . . #livethelittlethings #finditliveit #thatsdarling #babygirl #ohheymama #babyphotography #verilymoment #thehappynow #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #momswithcameras #littleandbrave #ig_motherhood #ministylekids #uniteinmotherhood #umh_kids #simplychildhood #mytinymoments #kidsforreal #childofig #teammotherly #momtogs
thepigandquill ๐Ÿ’š N U T S A B O U T F R I D A Y ๐Ÿ’š Getting in mah greens post-TDay. (This so totally counts, right?) ๐Ÿต๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜œ Hope everyone had a luscious and love-filled holiday! Recipe for my fave 30-Sec Creamy Cashew-Maple Matcha Latte is still linked up in my profile -- and today is the last day to enter to win this @wolfgourmet blender! ๐ŸŒ€ Deets are in the blog post, too. It's too easy! Love ya, babes! ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . . . #madaboutmatcha #howiholiday #lovematcha #drinkyourgreens #dairyfree #veganlatte #cashewmilk #blendergiveaway
thepigandquill ๐Ÿ’“ H E Y Y Y N E I G H B O R ๐Ÿ’“ #birite_partner We had friends over this week โ€” good friends, who just happened to buy a house down the street โœจ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ โ€” and it felt so indulgent to just gather and unwind without the pressure of true โ€œentertaining." I overstyled the crap out of a cheeseboard (because I canโ€™t help myself ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ), plunked some greenery down directly on the table (because somehow I also canโ€™t be bothered ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) and called it what it was: a celebration. ๐ŸŽ‰ Of their new home, to be sure. Of our kiddos, who have been friends since almost the very beginning. ๐Ÿ’ž Of a Sunday Supper tradition that I desperately hope sticks, because somehow parenting your toddler with wine in hand while your friends do the same thing three feet away feels social and therapeutic and โ€” dare I say? โ€” FUN. (It really was!) ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿท On Thursday, weโ€™re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time since we moved back to CA, and Sunday evening was such a timely reminder that good company makes for a good meal. Not like that magically takes the pressure off of spatchcocking a bird half the size of my child, but it lessens the burden a bit. ๐Ÿ˜œ Happy gathering, friends! ๐Ÿฅ‚ xo, Em ~ This is the first of a three-part series celebrating the joy of sharing good food in collaboration with @biritesf, one of my fave community markets in SF and the source of almost everything edible you see here. Yay! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿง€ . . . . . #cheeseboard #cheeselove #thisisfall #styledeats #heresmyfood #foodblogfeed #howiholiday
thepigandquill ๐Ÿต M A T C H A M O N D A Y ๐Ÿต (#sponsored) Luxuriously creamy cashew lattes โ€” maple-kissed, #dairyfree and quicker than your usual cup oโ€™ joe. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ The perfect way to kick off a long day of holiday cooking โ€” or post-Thanksgiving pick-me-up (holiday'ing should really be considered cardio ๐Ÿคช). Plus, a high-performance blender giveaway with @wolfgourmet thatโ€™s too simple to enter. Recipe and details are on #thepigandquill, link in profile. Happy Monday, behbes! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿƒ . . . . . . . #wolfgourmet #matchalatte #cashewlatte #thisisfall #matchamonday #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed
thepigandquill ๐ŸŒฑ N O O D L I N G A R O U N D ๐ŸŒฑ Our supper butts were saved last night by #partner @sunbasket โ€” because I let the kiddo choose between going to the grocery store or going to the park, aaaaaand (kinda surprisingly, actually โ€” girl looooves eating the butt of the baguette ๐Ÿฅ– as we stroll the aisles, just like her momma) the park won. I whisked up a matcha latte to-go ๐Ÿต and got to don a pair of fall boots, finally ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ, so I canโ€™t say I minded. Less excited about being coerced to fit through the tunnel on the โ€œbaby slide,โ€ however, but thatโ€™s parenting for ya. ๐Ÿ˜œ Hope you guys have a phenomenal Friday and a lovely long weekend, if youโ€™re celebrating Veteranโ€™s Day here in the States! xoxo, Em ~ Oh yeah, and this is the pappardelle with peas, hazelnuts and ricotta salata from @sunbasketโ€™s family menu. Itโ€™s fresh and easy, features organic and artisanal ingredients, and itโ€™s one of our absolute faves. . . . . . #eatcolorfully #veggiegoodness #plantbased #vegetariansofig #madeinstaub #mealdelivery #sunbasket #thisisfall #heresmyfood
thepigandquill ๐Ÿ˜ป C U T E F O O D A L E R T ๐Ÿ˜ป Is it still tamagoyaki if thereโ€™s no special little omelette pan involved? These Tamagoyaki Totoros cook up fluffy-squishy-sweet in the rice cooker in 20 mins! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฎ (I know thatโ€™s a flan, but cโ€™mon...) Seasoned with shoyu, sugar and mirin, theyโ€™re the kiddoโ€™s fave new way to eat eggs, and they pack up spiffy for snacks or bentos, too. (I should note: the shape is totally optional...but I mean, why not!?) Thanks to @iamafoodblog for hosting the fifth annual #totoroweek this week! Recipe is new on #thepigandquill, link in profile. HAPPY FRIDAY!! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿฐ . . . . . . #tamago #tamagoyaki #cutefood #foodwithfaces #totoro #bentosnack #heresmyfood
thepigandquill Iโ€™m not the biggest cheerleader for Pinktober, but October will always be Breast Cancer Awareness Month for me because October was the month I became aware of my own breast cancer. Driving back from ballet. Belting out tunes to the bug in the backseat. Receiving the phone call I was SO sure would be the โ€œall clearโ€ that I didnโ€™t even think to pull over. ~ That was one year ago, exactly, as of Tuesday. And like the day I met my best friend, the day I married my everlasting, the day we found out there was a wee Lana growing inside me, itโ€™s emblazoned into my mind, forever a part of my story. ~ This past year unfolded with a sick kind of poetry. I questioned my strength, my sanity, my faith (or lack thereof). But it strengthened every relationship in my life. It reminded me how deeply in love I am with my husband. How blessed I am to have not one but three sets of parents supporting my every move. How to wander and wonder like a child. ~ Every October may well be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but for me, October 2016 was the month I became, plain and simple, AWARE. #FuckCancer, yes indeedy. But in this moment, I almost wouldnโ€™t change a thing. xo, Em (p.s. photo is of todayโ€™s #napsnack, an unapologetically indulgent yogurt bowl topped with granola from last nightโ€™s โ€œholy shit what a yearโ€ฆโ€ dinner @manresaca.) โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—( o )( o ) . . . . . . #breastcancerawarenessmonth #knowyourboobs #checkyourboobs #granolaparfait #kiwiberries #heresmyfood
thepigandquill ๐Ÿ‘ป S P O O K Y G O O D ๐Ÿ‘ป Browned butter, pumpkin caramel and flakey sea salt come together in these sticky, toothsome sweets that are no more tricky to make than your average cereal treat. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ (Also, tell me again why CTC isnโ€™t THE go-to cereal for this biznit!!? ๐Ÿ˜) Get the recipe for these Salted Pumpkin Caramel Cinnamon Toast Crunchies #ontheblog today, link in profile. Happy Monday-slash-#VirtualPumpkinParty, friends! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ . . . . #thepigandquill #thisisfall #pumpkincaramel #fallbaking #cinnamontoastcrunch #heresmyfood #foodblogfeed
thepigandquill ๐ŸŒฎ J U S T A D D C H I P S ! ๐ŸŒฎ Our favorite non-recipe of late: #vegetarian taco skillet. (Working title... ๐Ÿ™ˆ) All the leftover veggies, a can of beans, tons of wilted spinach and plenty of salsa. Quickly sautรฉed, sprinkled with the tail end of whatever cheeses we have on hand (toddler life = lots of sampled and forgotten cheese nubs), popped under the broiler and topped with ๐Ÿ… + ๐Ÿฅ‘. Major cilantro for momโ€™s portion, too. ๐ŸŒฑ Lime, if youโ€™re feeling fancy. A margarita, if youโ€™re feeling like you have a two-year-old. ๐Ÿ˜œ HAPPY FRIDAY! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ . . . . . . #eatcolorfully #heresmyfood #veggiesofig #eatmoreplants #tacoskillet #skilletcooking #thisisfall #californiacooking
thepigandquill โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹ M o n d a y M o v e s ๐Ÿ‹โ˜€๏ธ Jamminโ€™ through Monday like itโ€™s Friday and trying to bring as much sunshine indoors as possible in light of the crummy air quality outside. (Eating popsicles in your underwear while watching Frozen is more or less the same as running through a sprinkler, no? โ„๏ธ) Please send all the rain dance vibes for our friends and fellow Californians in the North Bay, loves. They need it more than you know. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒง (Oh, and these little dancing babes are the 4-Ingredient Sugar Cookies I posted #ontheblog a few weeks ago โ€” google โ€˜em or find them in #thepigandquill archives.) Happy Monday! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ . . . . #sugarcookies #eggfreecookies #lemoncookies#royalicingcookies #cookiedance #eatcolorfully #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed
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