It’s finally Friday and I am so excited for the weekend ahead, but first, what are you up to this weekend? Around here we’re celebrating a big birthday for my husband, so there will be lots of cake eating and eating in general, beer drinking, and fun. I’ve always loved birthdays and I enjoy making them extra special for the people I love. His birthday isn’t until Monday, so look out for a special birthday recipe I’ve created using his very favorite ingredient. There won’t be a lot of cooking going on around here, although I am planning on making my favorite hummus recipe. I hope you all have a great weekend, and here is your weekend reading roundup of food links from around the web…

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Let’s start with these simple breakfast tostadas. YUM.

California home cooks can now legally sell food out of their homes.

An heirloom bread baking boom in the American south.

Hot-buttered soft pretzels= bretzels. I can’t wait to make these!

“…norms change when we decide to live our lives with intent, and help others to do the same.” – Tom Colicchio on food waste.

This chai spice apple skillet cake is fall in a skillet.

“Where would southern culture be without the tomato?” – on tomato farming and labor in the south.

Interested in baking homemade bread? A cast iron combo cooker is an excellent baking tool and this one is on sale.

A kohlrabi and carrot slaw with smoked tuna that sounds simple and delicious.

reading this
watching this and this
listening to this and this
cooking from this

Photo: Sourdough boules I baked a few weeks back using the Beginner Sourdough Method from The Perfect Loaf