project // ikea hack: bar cart(ish)

In rearranging our living room furniture the other day for the umpteenth time, I found myself with an empty spot in the corner just begging to be filled. I’ve always liked the idea of having a bar cart, but could … Continue reading

recipe // shaved brussels sprouts salad with a prosciutto vinaigrette & pretzel croutons

So…this salad. It’s amazing. A wonderful combination of brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, a sweet and spicy vinaigrette with diced prosciutto, and the pièce de résistance: pretzel croutons. Continue reading

home decor // nursery room design

Earlier this summer I took an interior design course at the California College of the Arts. I’ve always had a personal interest in interior design, so it was interesting to go more in depth on everything from the standard sizes of architectural elements and appliances, to lighting considerations, to the optimal amount of space to leave for circulation in a room. Continue reading

recipe // smoky minestrone with tortellini and pesto

recipe // smoky minestrone with tortellini and pesto

This minestrone recipe is a great standby I found on Food52. It’s hearty and packed full of vegetables, with some bacon thrown in to give it the smoky quality in its name. Be prepared for a lot of chopping, but from start to finish this only takes me a little over an hour to make, including the 30-40 minute simmering time. As the recipe suggests, this is great served with fresh basil pesto on top, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and some Parmesan cheese, with some good bread on the side. Continue reading