My Culinary-Inspired Balcony with Dig Brooklyn!
October 23, 2014
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?
Bobby P. Says
Way to transform that urban garden Kelsey. My wife & do the same thing, and it’s not only beautiful but saves lots of money not having to buy those little packs at the market!
Hope all is well!
What is the climbing leafy plant on the trellis? It is simply stunning! Great job, and I love the herb markers too.