Weekend Wishes

September 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

I can’t even believe that October is two days away! What? You know what that means- a month packed full of quintessential autumn activities. I’ve long believed that I’m a California girl at heart, but autumn in New England is something that I would truly miss, should I ever leave. I live for stomping my way through dried leaves, apple picking, and eating cider doughnuts. Fall is also the season for art shows, which I love frequenting. It’s so fun to see that much creativity in one place, and find art or jewelry that you would…


Pumpkin Dutch Baby Pancake

September 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello from Rome! We are having such a blast and I can’t wait to share all the photos of our trip when we get back. In the mean time though, I have one more very fall recipe for you guys.

Last month, Amanda, the editor of Delighted Magazine, reached out to me for a pumpkin recipe for their fall issue. If you guys aren’t familiar with Delighted, I highly urge you to check it out! It’s an online mag chock full of entertaining ideas, home decor inspiration, and lots of other goodies. When dreaming up pumpkin recipes, I was eager to come up with something for breakfast. My mind immediately went to pancakes…

The Autumn Pantry

September 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Whenever it gets cold out, I suddenly remember how much I’ve missed baking all summer- which then translates into me baking for approximately everyone I know. Last week, I went to pluck a vanilla bean out of the cupboard, only to find that there were none! I’ve ordered some since then, but it got me thinking about what else is I should take account of in preparation for the months ahead. I think keeping a few key things on hand early in the season will ensure that your baking experience is a happy one.

  1. Vanilla Beans– This is my favorite source for them, and vanilla beans…

Italy via Instagram

September 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Buongiorno!  Aaaand that’s about all the Italian I got- except for buonasera, ciao, scusa, and tutto béné! I’m really into that last phrase.

Today marks our last day in Capri, and while I’m not thrilled to board the ferry and say good bye to this glorious island, I’m so excited to get on to Rome. Above is a little sandwich shop we frequented often during our stay. The owner was so sweet, and like all eateries in Capri, the mozzarella was insane and made me wish we had mozzarella like this in the states. Such a bummer. I’ve been posting a few photos of our trip on Instagram, so feel free to follow along there! See you guys from Rome. xx

Ps: Sorry about the link to The Everygirl on Monday’s post– the apple recipes will be up today!

Setting the Table: Falling for Merlot

September 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’m absolutely loving all things burgundy this season. My nails are even getting in the spirit by getting a weekly coat of this polish. I’ve discovered it’s a great transition color, as it hints at fall, while retaining the bold colorful spirit of summer. It makes perfect sense then, that I’d be inclined to dream up a little table setting in the same color palette. Plus, it makes the usually season-less wine and cheese party a little more festive.

Merlot is as easy to incorporate into the menu as it is the setting. This Raspberry Merlot Sorbet is perfect for those unexpectedly warm days. Rosemary finds it’s way into these Parmesan Rosemary Crackers, while brie is the perfect hearty cheese for fall, and hints at the comfort foods to come in the cold days ahead.

Apple Chips, Apple Salad, and Apple Quick Bread!

September 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Greetings from sunny Capri! After a train from Rome and a boat from Naples, Brandon and I finally made it to our hotel. We’ve been in pure relaxation mode since we arrived, soaking up the 80° temps. But right before we left, New York had just transitioned into fall. Truthfully I was a little sad to miss some of those cool crisp days, but I think we’ll make due over here :). In the mean time, I’ve left you with three quintessential fall recipes all featuring…

Weekend Wishes

September 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Are you aware that it’s the official first day of fall? While this is just the beginning, I for one, cannot wait. I love the crisp air and everything from apple picking to eating cider doughnuts. I know it’s not exactly cold out yet, but that’s not going to stop me from wearing all my favorite fall accessories. I’ll be pulling my hats, boots

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