Friday, January 29, 2010
Am so happy to see ranunculus back in stock at our local flower shop again. Not only are they a fave because of their deep colors and tightly packed petals, but it means we are one step closer to spring. Design*Sponge had a great post last week with photo after photo of amazing ranunculus arrangements. Click here for the gorgeousness.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Love this alternative to a traditional guestbook from a California wedding on Green Wedding Shoes. Plus, the "leaf a thumb print" sign lets me know that the bride and groom are having fun, relaxed and not afraid to be a little silly. In additional originality, the bride rocked a really cute, non-traditional, vintage style dress- more photos on the photographers blog.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
We've enjoyed this salmon on a few occasions already. Its perfect for a weeknight when you are pressed for time. The recipe calls for what seems like a lot of horseradish, but don't worry, the salmon flavor comes through and it is not too spicy at all.
4 Salmon filets (6 oz each), skin removed (you can make this easy for yourself and have the skin removed when you buy your filets)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup drained prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 scallions, white and pale green parts only, cut on the bias into 1/4 in thick slices (cut on the bias= cut at angle so the pieces are longer than cutting straight across scallion)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season both sides of salmon filets with salt and pepper. Spread 1 tablespoon horseradish onto skinned side of filet.
Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add salmon, horseradish side up and sear on 1 side, about 2 minutes. Without flipping fish, transfer skillet to oven and bake until salmon has cooked through, about 6 minutes.
Transfer salmon to a platter, flipping fish, and sprinkle with scallions.
*recipe from Martha Dec 2009
Our friends and family have had some pretty fun things to celebrate in the last few months of 2009 and I made garland banners for a bunch of them (a birthday, a marathon, a wedding and a baby girl). I used scalloped cardstock, papersource oval labels, a hole punch and some cute ribbon. Voila!