Love the stone basins for bathroom sinks.. or any sinks really. Natural + neutral = two of my favorite things
If you don’t know what movie this is from, you are seriously missing out on one of the best romcoms of all time.
Pizza crust is ridiculously easy to make. Flour, yeast, water, maybe some olive oil. Bake it. Voila
And Greek pizza is the easiest to make. Basically it’s a salad on top of a pizza crust, but it looks way more impressive. I included all the typical veggies: tomatoes, onion, cucumber, olives. Topped it off with crumbled feta and homemade tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt + thinly slices/shredded cucumber + minced garlic).
Easy breezy garlicky greek pizza
Full recipe from : http://www.pepperlynn.com/2012/01/fresh-greek-pizza-with-homemade-tzatziki/
The back of an item of clothing is a little mystery that people can only see when you’re leaving them. A modest front with a little surprise in the back is THE ultimate.
Modern bohemian bedrooms. Even in the neutral hued rooms, there is depth because of the distinctive shapes and textures.
PAELLA!!!!! Por fin !
I lived in Spain for 1.5 years and fell in love with everything there. The food is incredible and now that I’m back in the USA, I miss it. One iconic dish is Paella- traditional rice dish cooked on a paella pan over an open fire.
Living in Nashville, sometimes it’s difficult to find the right ingredients for “ethnic” foods.
- 5 oz tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika (pimentón dulce)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 can of peas
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces (dark meat is better)
- 8 ounces Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, as needed
- 1 large pinch saffron threads
- 2 cups paella rice (about 1 pound), sometimes labeled bomba or Valencia (I used arrobo rice as a decent substitute)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning the shrimp and chicken
- 4 cups (1 quart) low-sodium chicken broth
- 16 mussels, scrubbed
- 16 large shrimp (about 12 ounces), peeled and deveined
- 2 medium lemons, cut into 8 wedges each, for serving
First, heat up some olive oil in the paella pan on the grill. Next, sautee the chicken. Pour the tomato puree, peas, chorizo, paprika into the pan and mix in the rice, making sure they get covered in the oily mixture. Now, add the chicken broth and saffron.
Once the broth has cooked down 1/2, add the seafood. Gently put them in so as not to move the rice too much. Keep cooking the liquid down and when it seems as though the liquid has cooked all the way down, put down the grills lid and leave for some more minutes. This will give it the crunchy rice on the bottom of the pan which is delicious!
(season with salt throughout)
Let sit for a bit more off the heat and serve with lemons!
Dreamy dreamy outdoor living. Both courtyards provide privacy and a cosiness. I can imagine throwing fun get-togethers with friends and family.
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
An easy family favorite with a healthier twist.
2 cups sugar (I used the sugar substitute, Splenda)
1/2 cup skim milk
1 stick butter
4 tbs. cocoa
3 cups oats
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 plain or chunky peanut butter (I use low fat pb)
Boil the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa for 1.5 minutes (start timing when mixture comes to full boil) Remove from heat.
Mix peanut butter oats and vanilla in a bowl and add the hot chocolate mixture.
Drop onto waxed paper to set and cool. And eat !!
Dreamy, gypsy girls at the beach. I am really a solid colors (mainly black and navy) kind of girl, but this look is so ethereal and fun and young, I might have to try it.
Weather-beaten leather jacket on him and insane eyeliner and voluminous hair on her = perfect couple
I love this mix of industrial/raw materials and art and color.
I’ve only recently discovered Jane Birkin. I know, how is that even possible? She’s obviously a beautiful woman but there is that unnamed quality that makes her unforgettable. I just love her carefree look and her unique beauty. This shot of her is quintessential Paris. Box from the bakery, wicker basket, and fur for a casual day out.
For here all are one
I lived in Boston for over 4 years. The events that unfolded yesterday at the Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day have left me in shock. The Boston Marathon was one of the best memories I have from college… everyone joins together to cheer on those they know and those they don’t who are pushing themselves up Heartbreak Hill and down to the finish line on Boyslton.
As the runners pass by, many of whom are running for charities, you feel a sense of wellbeing and joy that there are such amazing people in the world who are pushing their bodies to the limit in a celebration of life.
Boston is a strong city. It unites in Marathon Monday and will only grow stronger. I know there have already been incredible acts of heroism and kindness, which does not surprise me. My thoughts are with all my friends up there and with all the victims.
For here all are one and our hearts are true.