Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I know, its hard (not to mention slightly scary) to think about the new year, but check out the 2010 wall art calendar from Paper Source. I love that you can reuse the pretty pages to make boxes and file folders once the month is over. If you don't have space for the wall calendar, check out the letterpress one for a desktop.
Monday, September 28, 2009
On our recent trip to Tuscany we were lucky enough to take a cooking class on traditional Tuscan cuisine. The wonderful country house style hotel we stayed in, Villa Bordoni, was set in a hillside (on a dirt road) of the Greve in Chianti region with a working farmhouse next door. Our class was taught in the farmhouse kitchen by the matron of the house, Loretta Somigli, and the Villa owner, David Gardner. One of the first dishes we made was a fantastic bruschetta, very simple and oh so delicious!
Loretta’s Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Mature Tomatoes (Soft, Red and Sweet)
Crusty Tuscan Bread (or Ciabatta)
Young Basil Leaves (the small ones)
Whole Peeled Garlic
Villa Bordoni EVOO or The Best Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil You Can Find
Griddle or Toast the crusty Tuscan Bread.
Cut the peeled garlic cloves in half and with the open clove, smear the garlic juices over the abrasive toasted bread.
Roughly chop the mature tomatoes and place in bowl. Salt and mix to allow tomato juices to drain to bottom of bowl. When there is ample juice collecting in bottom, tomatoes are ready.
Add the hand shredded basil leaves.
Drizzle in olive oil.
Salt to taste and allow the tomatoes to soak in the oil and basil to give its fragrance to the mixture before spooning it over bread.
Drizzle olive oil over finished bruschetta.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I have a crush on this dress. With opaque tights and heels or tights and flats, I think it could go either way. Maybe with a cosy cardi on top? Or a cropped leather jacket to give it some edge?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I love presents and the whole ceremony of wrapping what's inside to build the excitement of giving and receiving. A well wrapped outside can be a present in itself. Utterly Engaged, my new fave wedding resource, did a DIY tutorial of putting together a perfect package. Love!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
2 No Line on the Horizon
3 Get On Your Boots
5 Beautiful Day/Blackbird (Beatles snippet)
7 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/Stand By Me (Ben E. King snippet)
8 Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
9 Unknown Caller
10 The Unforgettable Fire
11 City Of Blinding Lights
13 I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
14 Sunday Bloody Sunday/Oliver's Army (Elvis Costello snippet)
15 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
17 Walk On/You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
18 Where The Streets Have No Name
20 Bad/40 (snippet)
21 Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
22 With Or Without You
23 Moment of Surrender
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
This Friday's flowers are the bridesmaids bouquets from our wedding a couple of weeks ago. Jonathan, formerly of A Perfect Event, did such a great job with them, they are exactly what I asked for but even prettier than I imagined. Plenty of texture, variation of shapes and tones of green accented by lovely pink orchids. Ahhh, still obsessing over how much I love them!