datestampUSEFriday, April 8, 2011

I Like...

Strawberry Vinaigrette

We're on Spring Break in Palm Springs (which totally explains why I have posted two days in a row) and strawberries are fully in season here.  They are red, ripe, delicious and most  importantly abundant!  We made a salad for dinner and I thought to make a fresh dressing.  After googling several recipes for strawberry vinaigrettes - many of them included ingredients like dijon mustard, strawberry jam, or poppy seeds.  Not being satisfied with my options, I ventured out on my own and went for pure and simple.

Olive Oil
Red Wine Vinegar
A bit of Sugar

Of course, it doesn't hurt that the strawberries alone are divine and so distinctly fresh in flavor.  But this was so good and easy.  I blended it all in about 30 seconds with a Magic Bullet (adding that to my kitchen gadget want list). Next time I think I'll try it with Balsalmic Vinegar.

datestampUSEThursday, April 7, 2011

This is not my kitchen..

...but perhaps mine could look like a bit like it.  I pulled this image for inspiration because I love it!  It is so extremely different than my previous sleek, white kitchen - but the whole vibe for my California home is much more rustic than my Utah home.  One tiny problem though - I REALLY miss my white kitchen.  So when I saw this picture my heart sang an "aha" song. Why don't I marry the two styles into one perfect kitchen? (At least as close to perfect as I can muster.)  I need you to weigh in... What do you think?  Would you paint JUST an island in a kitchen?