Tagged: In the Kitchen

  • Habit + Habitat: Susan Schu

    Ever wonder what the folks at terrain do when we're not in the garden? In our monthly series, Habit + Habitat, we're finding out by asking one person to share a favorite habit and a beloved habitat. This month, we’re chatting with culinary enthusiast Susan about her favorite ingredients, dishes, and farmer's markets, near and far.

    terrain: What is your role at terrain?

    Susan: I am the Kitchen Specialist and Product Knowledge Specialist for terrain in Glen Mills. As Kitchen Specialist, I present workshops and demonstrations on various culinary topics, prepare and offer tastings from our cookbooks, sample our packaged food, and more. As Product Knowledge Specialist, it’s my responsibility to share the stories of the products we sell with colleagues and customers. Our products have unique stories that make the purchase meaningful. 

    terrain: What’s the one word that describes your habit, and one that describes your habitat?

    Susan: I think the best word to describe my habit, cooking, would be “passionate.” I’ve always had a passion for cooking and culinary pursuits– for as long as I can remember, I’ve been collecting cookbooks and creating home-cooked food for the people I love. Spending time in my kitchen, whether I'm chopping fresh vegetables or rolling out dough for a pie, is relaxing and pure pleasure for me. I know that may sound crazy for some people, but it's true!

    My habitats are the wonderful farmer's markets, produce markets and roadside stands in the greater Philadelphia region-- places like Reading Terminal Market, 9th Street, and the markets in Lancaster County. I would describe these places as “inspiring.” When I see pristine haricot verts, I'm inspired to make a Nicoise Salad the following day. Or when I see beautiful, blushing crimson rhubarb, I know there will be a rhubarb pie in my future. Don’t even get me started on heirloom tomatoes!

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  • The Dirt | 2014 | Week no. 16

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. This week, we're putting the spotlight on Easter! Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    We’re amazed by the number of hues in this all-natural eggshell ombre. (via Apartment Therapy)

    Wouldn’t this pastel cake make the perfect Easter dessert? (via Sweet Paul)

    A history lesson about one of our favorite blooms for the Easter table. (via Design*Sponge)

    Which dishes would you serve from this board of Easter dinner inspiration? (via NYT)

    136 years of tradition at the White House Easter Egg Roll. (via White House History)

    Shibori-inspired eggs dyed with indigo. (via Tuts+)

    Once we're done dyeing eggs, we'd love to hop over to this weekend workshop at Georgia's 3 Porch Farm. (via Gardenista)

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  • The Dirt | 2014 | Week no. 14

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    A recipe roundup that celebrates spring’s best ingredients (via Serious Eats).

    31 days of flowers (via Veranda).

    A guide to one of our favorite early spring blooms (via Apartment Therapy).

    In photos: a day in the life of artist and friend of terrain Rinne Allen (via Design*Sponge).

    Beautiful citrus leads to a pair of picture-perfect recipes (via Cannelle et Vanille).

    Rustic and romantic sheds we'd love to have in our garden (via Gardenista).

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  • The Dirt | 2014 | Week no. 13

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Simple tips for sprouting new plants from cuttings (via Sunset).

    What’s your plant personality? (via Traditional Medicinals).

    Our Styer’s cafe is in good company on this list of Philly’s best interior spaces (via Philly Mag).

    Did you see the sweet, garden-inspired Google Doodle celebrating the first day of spring? (via The Washington Post). 

    We’d love to take a stroll through  this lovely and historic Dublin garden (via Gardenista).

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  • The Dirt | 2014 | Week no. 12

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Dreamy florals from artist Ashley Woodson Bailey (via Design*Sponge).

    Doesn’t this clementine cake look refreshing? (via Minty Chai).

    Five tips for making a fabulous spring bouquet (via Lonny).

    Did you know that violas are edible? Here’s a sweet DIY for sugared, floral cake toppers (via Gardenista).

    Last call for our Signs of Spring contests! Instagram your favorite sign of spring to win a $500 gift card, or visit our Pinterest board for a chance to win $1000 and a collection of garden essentials curated by Gardenista. Find all the details on our Signs of Spring countdown page.

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  • One of our favorite early spring finds at the farmer's market, stalks of bright red rhubarb remind us that a vibrant season is about to begin. We're toasting spring this week by shaking up a cocktail infused with tart Rhubarb Hops Syrup from Quince & Apple. Our Spring Rhubarb Mojito was too pretty for just a single picture, so we headed to the kitchen to create a recipe video. Take a peek above to see our cocktail in the works, and find the complete recipe below.

    Spring Rhubarb Mojito
    Makes 1 pitcher (about 6 drinks)

    1 bunch fresh mint
    8-10 limes, juiced with pulp
    1/2 cup Rhubarb Hops Syrup
    1/4 cup Elderflower Cordial
    1 1/4 cups white rum
    2 cups club soda
    Mint sprigs for garnish
    Lime wedges for garnish
    Fresh rhubarb for garnish

    Place fresh squeezed lime juice, mint and sugar into a pitcher. Muddle to release mint oils, mashing well and allowing sugar to dissolve. Add rhubarb syrup, elderflower cordial, and rum. Stir gently. Add club soda just before serving. Pour over ice, then garnish with fresh rhubarb, mint, and/or lime to complete this sip of the season. 

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  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 11

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Fresh and fragrant bouquets that pair flowers with herbs (via Cupcakes and Cashmere).

    Did you know that Wednesday is Plant a Flower Day? Celebrate with these clever greetings (via Oh Happy Day).: 

    A sweet idea: adding a splash of homemade herb simple syrup to your favorite cocktails (via Jojotastic).

    We’d love to serve this cake at a springtime party (via Refinery 29).

    $1000 to spend at terrain and a garden gift collection are just a pin away (via Gardenista).

    You're Invited! We're celebrating Signs of Spring on March 15 at Styer's with Food 52, Forage Haberdashery, and photographer Nicole Franzen. See all the details here.

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  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 6

    Happy Monday! We're excited to share the first post of this newest series. The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we'll share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share back what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Topping our bucket list currently, seeing this (via jamesturrell.com).

    Google’s gardener picked our planters for the New York Times (via NYT). 

    Here is where we want to go today (via Gardenista). 

    Or any cabin on this list (via Sunset). 

    Our favorite Instagram this week (via @hannahqueen).

    The garden: fashion's fertile ground for inspiration (via T Magazine). 

    These three snacks are (almost) too pretty to eat (via Cannelle et Vanille).  

    An indoor oasis at one of Boston’s favorite museums (via the Gardner Museum). 

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