Archive | May, 2011

Home-Cooked on the Go: Overnight Oats

26 May

There’s nothing like a warm home-cooked breakfast to get your day started right, but what if your morning routine is a whirlwind and you’re more likely to find yourself eating your breakfast on the go? Enter my new favorite weekday breakfast, overnight oats.

Continue reading

Advertisements

DSLR photography, here we come!

19 May

When I was younger, I admit I was very much a stay-inside-of-my-comfort-zone type of gal. But I find that, as an adult, I actually relish trying new things, especially things I have no innate predisposition toward. There’s something about approaching an activity as a gleeful amateur that allows you to stay in the moment and silence your inner critic.

In that spirit, I think I’m going to take on a new project: learning how to photograph with a digital SLR camera.

Continue reading

Pinterest Review

13 May

I’ve just discovered a new addictive time-suck inspiring creative tool, called Pinterest. If you spend a lot of time on the web, you may have already heard of it. (I know it’s been sweeping the blogs and message boards I frequent faster than you can say “viral.”)

But if you haven’t heard of it–or you’re just waiting to hear what all the fuss is really about–I’ll give you a quick review of my initial impressions.

Continue reading

Mint Juleps Two Ways

6 May

The Traditional Mint Julep

Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, and with a name like “Dixie Julep,” you can bet this blogger will be mixing up some mint juleps to celebrate.

Just in time to help you plan your own Derby party, I’d like to present two versions of the julep. The first is the classic recipe that’s been made for generations. The second is a surprisingly tasty non-alcoholic version, so that non-drinkers can get in on the Derby Day action.

The Classic Mint Julep

If you’ve never mixed a mint julep, you may surprised at how simple the recipe is. It’s just four ingredients, including the ice, but the trick is all in the preparation.

Continue reading