Cannellini Bruchetta

Image

I have been SO behind on blogging ! It was my birthday so I had a week full of activities and cooking took the back burner.

Today I wanted something light and tasty, something like bruchetta except not. This is totally healthy, light and tasty. It is filled with basil, bell peppers beans, parmesan, garlic and tomatoes it has just the perfect amount of kick. This is perfect for a picnic, or a light snack, so enjoy it!

Continue reading

Advertisements

Polaroid.

Image

I love taking pictures. I love taking pictures so much, and often, that sometimes I forget to live in the moment. My boyfriend constantly reminds me that memories are more important than pictures, and I am really trying to learn! Butttttttt… I am lucky enough that my boy loves me and embraces my annoying tendencies to the fullest. True to this he bought me an original Polaroid camera! I can honestly say I have not felt so giddy about a gift since I was 10 years old.  I cannot wait for the unique pictures I will take using it in Italy. Here are some pictures I have taken thus far! SO COOL. 

Continue reading

Today.

Summer means lots of things. One being, it is finally time to eat outdoors. This is the season that you gather up your friends and loved ones and feast under the soft sunshine. Embracing the breeze, taking advantage of the longer days and eating simpler meals consisting of fresh produce.

Today was my ideal day, it involved close to everything I love. It started with Starbucks and antiquing with my Mom. I found some vintage cookbooks from the 1940’s not only were they aesthetically pleasing, but filled with wonderful recipes and old notes from the original owners. I came home and made dough for a tomato galette. My boy came over and surprised me with an abundance of peonies and baby roses, the key to my heart. 5 o’clock rolled around and we headed to Los Arroyos a Mexican restaurant to get massive burritos filled with pico de gallo. We ate them at butterfly beach and watched dolphins jump and the sun set. This is the second day in a row we chose to eat under the sun.

I came home to finish my galette and relax at home, I have a new Bon Appetit magazine I plan to read while watching some Law and Order SUV.

Today was wonderful, filled with simple things that make my heart very happy! How come simple things seem so much sweeter in the Summer?

Image

Image

Image

Picnic

Today I had a delicious picnic with the love of my life at the mission to celebrate the start of summer.
We had a caprese salad with avocado and beets, artichokes with a whipped feta dip and an apple pomegranate galette.
The food was glorious, and the sun was shining it was a great evening! To make things even better I wore my new bunny blouse that my sister Genevieve appropriately gifted me. I love summer !

973462_10151667808563708_361893105_n

ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Image

Image

Mango Cupcakes

Image

There is a little family that shows up once a week at my door, we call them the fruit boys. They show up with boxes upon boxes of fresh produce and charge us no more than 20 bucks for a huge haul of assorted fruits and veggies. This week among many other things we got a flat of glorious mango’s so dang good. So I decided to make some mango cupcakes and to my surprise they are really moist and really delicious. My friend who graduated culinary school and is the totally baking queen, could not get over how moist and tasty these were. AHHH that felt good.

p.s. you don’t need fresh mango’s, frozen will do.

Image

Continue reading

Lime Salt French Fries

Image

I love lime, I love salt and I love french fries, so this is a good situation here. Making fries at home is so easy, and always make for a special night because they are oh so…..carby. The lime salt takes the french fry experience from a 10 to a 11. (Thanks Jason Diamond)

I sprinkled some rosemary on top, It was a good decision. Enjoy!

Continue reading