I had the incredible opportunity to work with Dig Brooklyn earlier this summer to create a culinary inspired balcony that made the most of our outdoor space. Moving to an apartment in the city with ANY outdoor space is a huge bonus. I wanted to take full advantage of having this space with a beautiful view and create an area that would be a perfect spot to de-stress on summer nights. I’ve admired Dig Brooklyn’s work for a long time and couldn’t help myself from reaching out to collaborate with them on this balcony project. They are true professionals and helped me to create a space that was manageable and serene with a culinary twist. We planted traditional herbs, cherry tomatoes, and a few crazier varieties like pineapple mint and stevia. It was such a treat to be able to turn to my balcony for some of my cooking needs this summer. They were a dream to work with and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by since moving here that I haven’t looked out onto my balcony and had my heart flutter a little bit. My sister Kylie made this fantastic video of the install process and there are a few photos below to give you a closer look.
AFTER: With Chuck the Dig Brooklyn master!
One of my favorite recipes that really got a boost from my balcony the past couple of months was my Peach Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and Basil Vinaigrette. I already miss summer peaches! Beautiful letterpress herb markers via Half Pint Ink Studio.
Do you grow your own herbs or garden? Do you find that it enhances your experience as a home cook?