Friday, September 19, 2014

{friday cocktail: green bloody mary}

For a long time I was strictly a mimosa drinker for brunch situations, but in the past couple years I have become a full blown bloody mary convert.  In partnership with Pinnacle Vodka, I'm bringing you a fabulous way to enjoy your bloody mary at brunch this weekend in the form of a green bloody mary.  Using lots of fresh green veggies like tomatillos, peppers  and cucumber, I mixed up a green bloody mary base that is almost healthy enough that you might forget it's actually a cocktail.   In fact you could probably add some kale to this recipe and consider it your green juice for the day!

Despite how much healthy veggie ingredients are here, this mix is delightfully flavorful and a nice change from the normal red tomato bloody- sometimes you just gotta switch it up.  You can see my classic bloody mary recipe right here and a unique korean inspired version here.   Scroll down for both the green bloody mary base recipe and the cocktail recipe- as always make sure to get your garnish on!

Green Bloody Mary Base:

what you need:

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 6 tomatillos
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 Roasted and skinned pasilla pepper*
  • 1 roasted and skinned green bell pepper*
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
*the roasted part of these peppers makes them taste super yummy, but roasting them is a totally optional step. we just got excited about getting out in the sunshine and grilling stuff. ya know? 

  1. Peel skin off roasted peppers and chop.  Peel, de-seed and chop cucumber.  Roughly chop parsley and tomatillos (leave skin on).  Juice limes.
  2. Puree all chopped ingredients in a food processor or blender until well combined.  
  3. Strain entire mixture into serving container.
  4. Add salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.
  5. Mixture should keep in the fridge for a few days, but I wouldn't push it too far!


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

{what i loved this week}

on instagram: New cases from This Is Ground- perfect gift for the guys in your life.  Glamorous outdoor entertaining with Peppa Hart.  Later today I am headed to Claire of The Kitchy Kitchen's book signing at Jenni Kayne's LA boutique.  Shoe porn via Elle Ferguson.

on pinterest: Obsessed with this marble macbook cover. Could this frittaffle be the new cronut? We have been considering putting curtains up along the edge of our bed- what do you think?  Home-made neapolitan marshmallows- can you imagine how good these would be in a smores?!?

in real life:  Last weekend we celebrated our upcoming birthdays with a toga party at our place and I was so happy that people got really into dressing up! 

on the blogs:  Great home decor tips even if you aren't fresh out of undergrad on The Coveteur.

on my wishlist:  A simple but sexy Lovers + Friends dress.  A great feathered skirt for the upcoming holiday season!  A gorgeous blue coat from Smythe.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

{decor shopping in the kid's section}

We are still searching for the perfect dining table lamp for our new place and a recent browsing of pinterest led me to the Pottery Barn Teen website.  I was shocked to find that I liked a lot of the great pieces (and was generally concerned about what that says about my taste level).   That led me to peruse the children's sites of Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel's kids store called The Land of Nod.  While many things on these sites really only belong in a kid's room, there are quite a few deals to be had on pieces that are similar to adult decor favorites.  Here's a little round up of some items that caught my eye in the kid's section: