Friday, March 27, 2015

The East End

Happy Friday. I hope everyone’s off to do something exciting this weekend. Tomorrow I’m going to participate in 10k fun run, but before that, it’s cocktail time at our house tonight. Here’s to a good one, from the Kitchy Kitchen.
4 slices cucumber
1 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounce gin (or infused vodka)
1/2 ounce green chartreuse
1/2 ounce simple syrup
First add the cucumber slices and lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.  Muddle for a few seconds, to break down the cucumber. Add the remaining ingredients, fill 2/3 full with ice, and shake for about 15 seconds, strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Combine everything in a lidded container. Put in the fridge and let it infuse for 1 week. Strain, and store in the fridge.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Root & Riot

It’s getting a little late to post about last weekend but I’m going to do it anyway because I wanted to call attention to a great little mobile flower shop that’s now making its way around town: Root & Riot. Founded by three wonderful Napa locals, this pretty little rig can be found in the parking lot at ABC Bakery every Saturday morning until noon for the foreseeable future.  These ladies have been putting together stunning arrangements for weddings over the last few years and recently decided to expand their business further by taking their flowers on the road. Arrangements are made on the spot and come in a variety of sizes and price points. The boys and I picked up an arrangement of our own after a great breakfast at ABC last Saturday and I can’t wait to go back soon and grab a few more to go! Check them out!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Type & Title

I was recently browsing through a few different websites looking for baby shower ideas since I’m helping plan one in early June and I came across the most beautiful calligraphy place cards and shower invitations, accented by floral illustrations. Artist Maggie Lea Waller is the talent behind these cards and her services include custom calligraphy orders for all kinds of events as well as a more cost effective collection that can be seen on her website here

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lemon & Thyme Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Our Meyer lemon tree is out of control right now and I have more citrus than I know what to do with. I’ve juiced as many lemons as possible and frozen all of it in ice cube trays, and I’ve given full baskets and bags away to neighbors and friends but there’s still more!  I think the next step is going to be an attempt at incorporating it into some of my baking (although I’m kind of a shitty baker, but I guess with so many lemons I have plenty of back up supplies in case I royally screw up). I’m going to try and give this Lemon & Thyme Poppy Seed Bundt Cake from Sweet Paul a try later this week and see how it goes. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rainbow Chard & Feta Orzo Bowls

It’s going to be a busy one this weekend - - two children’s birthday parties and a school fundraiser for us to attend. Furthermore, we received a garden package of greens from a dear friend last night and it’s loaded with rainbow chard that will need to get used within the next few days before it wilts. This has put me on a search for a few new recipes to make with the chard that won’t take up a ton of time this weekend since time is so limited, like this Orzo Bowl from Love & Lemons (full recipe here). Have a good one. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter Prep from Terrain

Easter is around the corner and Terrain is fully stocked with all kinds of Easter supplies for the kids and for the home.  I just purchased this natural egg dyeing kit and some other goodies yesterday in preparation for the day. Below is a small glimpse of what you’ll find in their Easter shop. Click here to check out all the rest!


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