My Favorite Things: Cookies, Bourbon, Music + More

I’m still recovering from all the traveling I did last month and it’s been a struggle to get back into a routine. These last few weeks have been very exciting and I expect that the summer is going to bring some additional surprises.

It’s Friday and hopefully that means a weekend of relaxation for all of you.  To celebrate the end of the work week, I’m sharing some of my favorite things from the last five days:

First, I need to brag about my photograph being used on the Bon Appetit website (click on “Tacos and Asian”)

As well as this very lovely interview that was conducted by Heidi over at Foodie Crush.

And I need to direct everyone to my brand new photography portfolio website.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.

These chocolate chip cookies have been on my mind all week.

Dying to add bourbon to this perfect summer beverage

Just got a massive amount of dried cherries and walnuts, which I now need to turn into these muffins.

I’m reading this book (RIP Ray Bradbury)

I can almost taste this cake just by looking at the gorgeous photographs.

This album has been my weeklong obsession.

Have a great weekend everyone!  Cheers!

  • June 8, 2012 - 12:20 am

    Pat - The Chinese sausage and fried rice taco looks quite tasty and gives me all sorts of ideas for followups.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 12:50 am

    Stephanie - There is something so wrong and yet can be right with the Taco + Asian..ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 1:57 am

    Liren - Brian, you have been so busy, you deserve a bit of R&R! But look at the rewards – LOVE your photography portfolio – it looks fantastic. Happy to see many of my favorite shots from you there :) Hope you get a chance to relax this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 2:00 am

    naomi - You know when I finally make it to Boston, I will show-up with a pan of brownies for you and your husband, a bottle of bourbon for all of us, and a good CD to play while we talk about food, photography and everything else in between.

    I love these posts of yours-such a great peek into you outside of just your love for food.

    Cheers, Brian! Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Gail - That’s the most gorgeous photo of a glass of bourbon I’ve ever seen. I want to sip it now, and it’s only 8:15 in the morning!ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 8:17 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - Hey Brian, Bourbon is one of my favorites for cooking and sipping. I think I may crash your party with Naomi!ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 8:25 am

    merry jennifer - This is a pretty awesome list. And your photography website? Holy wow. Beautiful is an understatement.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 8:39 am

    Carolyn - What a great way to wind up the week, Brian. You know I love your portfolio site!ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 10:01 am

    Jen @ Savory Simple - Congratulations on your photo being used! Very exciting!ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 11:00 am

    Jess - I just started getting into bourbon again and have been looking for interesting cocktails to make with it. Thanks for that and the music share – I’m listening to it right now.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Vijitha - The Chinese sausage and fried rice taco looks delicious and your portfolio looks super neat. Good luck Brian. I am sure you are going to be flooded with tons of opportunities in the days to come.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    Prerna@IndianSimmer - I just wanna lift that glass of bourbon(?) and gulp it all up! Lovely shot B and congratulations on all your achivements! You have a very long way to go.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2012 - 7:12 pm

    foodwanderings - Great links and post Baby Boi. Congrats on all the great happenings and news. Love the new launched photography site!ReplyCancel

  • June 9, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    sippitysup - Bourbon makes me smile, as does you new website. GREGReplyCancel

  • June 9, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    Chef Dennis - Brian
    congratulations on all the success you’ve been having with your photography, you really have found your niche. It’s been a pleasure watching you develop your style and how committed you’ve become to excellence!

    I raise a bourbon Arnold Palmer in your honor my friend!

  • June 9, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    Lora @cakeduchess - You go, Brian! You’ve worked so hard and this is all well deserved:) That photo is so cool. Makes me thirsty;)Fun links you shared here. xxReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2012 - 10:22 am

    Cookin' Canuck - Congratulations on having your photo featured on the BA website. Fantastic! That banana chocolate chip cake has been on my mind all week long, too. I think it’s time I made it.ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2012 - 11:21 pm

    Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings - Congrats on the new photography site! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2012 - 9:51 am

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - congrats! Can’t wait to meet you one day soon!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2012 - 9:51 am

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - congrats! Can’t wait to meet you one day soon! Love some of these things tooReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2012 - 11:00 am

    Andrew Frishman - Mnnn. . . I loves me some blog, especially when it’s been posted on!

    Me encanta las pelotas de Bourbon.ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2012 - 1:10 pm

    Monet - Smile. I love seeing all these links! Now I know what to do with the next hour of my time. Thanks for sharing, sweet friend!ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    Rosie @ Sweetapolita - Congratulations on the Bon Appetit photos–I didn’t know! Great round up of tidbits. Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. xoReplyCancel

  • June 13, 2012 - 9:49 am

    Alicia - Congratulations on the Bon Appetit photos and your new website. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • June 13, 2012 - 11:32 am

    Jeanne @ CookSister! - Oh I LOVE bourbon – and that photo. Just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

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