TGIF: Happy First Weekend of Fall

Raise your hand if you are ready for the weekend! I'm raising both of mine. I am! Trust me.

I'm ready for cooler weather, gathering with friends for pho and brunch (two separate days), covering the greys with henna (oh the joys of being a girl), napping and sleeping better, dancing, and doing a bit of cooking.

Find whimsy in unexpected places. That's my challenge for you for this weekend. Last week I found a little fennel heart in the jar of pickled fennel I made. Adorable, yes?

And if you are looking for a great brunch, make fried rice with defrosted peas, kimchi, any sort of meat and a fried egg. And make sure not to overcook the egg like I did. No one is perfect.