Posts Categorized: Food

Lavender Lemonade!

We have some lavender growing in our garden, and I’m going to give this simple recipe a whirl with my girls for their next lemonade stand. Maybe we can impress the neighbors… 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 tablespoons lavender buds 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice cold water and ice 1. In a… Read more »

Product of The Month: Recipe Organizer

Like many people, I am guilty of having lots of random recipes floating around on notecards and scraps of paper. But no more! Enter this adorable recipe organizer. I love that you can insert your original recipes and it can double as a stand while you are cooking. Bonus that the graphics are designed by… Read more »

Let’s Get Seasonal

Spring is my favorite season and I am so excited about the array of fruits and flowers that are in our near future! Among my favorites are: Flowers: Peonies, Sweet Peas, Tulips, Lilacs & Anemones Fruits + Veggies: Apricots, Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Cherries, Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches & Raspberries. Buy a bouquet! Make a fruit salad!… Read more »

A Refreshing Drink!

Introducing:  My new favorite beverage! Elderflower Soda + Ice + Lime.  My favorite brand is the one pictured below, Belvoir Fruit Farms from the UK. It’s light, not too sweet and super delicious. You can also add vodka. Just saying.

White Taper Bins

I’m loving the clean look and functionality of these white taper bins from The Container Store. Since they can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth, they are perfect for storing cleaning products or organizing items in the pantry. I use mine for baking goods, snacks and dish rags under the sink. They also look… Read more »

Meal Planning, Simplified

I am not a master chef, my kids are super picky and I am short on time. I have been getting a failing grade on dinner for the last few years but now I have come up with a new plan! I am hoping that by assigning a theme to each night of the week… Read more »

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Merry Christmas + Happy Holidays! Christmas always makes me think of cookies, and the best cookie I ever had was from the Levain Bakery in NYC. Their chocolate chip cookies are so chewy and chocolaty and decadent and now you can even order them online for yourself or as a gift. Yum! photo credit: campoutkid.com

Heath Ceramics

Just spent the morning drooling over the gorgeous dinnerware at the Heath Ceramics Factory Store in Sausalito where they sell their seconds (dishes with small imperfections). I invested in a few beautiful bowls which were heavily discounted due to tiny nicks that didn’t bother me at all. My chef brother nearly lost his mind over the… Read more »

Fruit Bowls

Recently, I was gearing up for my Apartment Therapy house tour photo shoot (More soon!) and wanted to kick up the decor a notch without breaking the bank. We live in Berkeley, where the array of seasonal fruits and veggies are bountiful so I made a trip to Berkeley Bowl where the selection of stone… Read more »