Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mid-Winter Pick Me Up



This Winter has been a tough one; brutal wind, bone-chilling temps and icy rain (or snow!) have made February a hellish month for someone lucky enough (?) to walk to work. So it's a good thing I stumbled upon this Pumpkin Muffin recipe over on Smitten Kitchen. To be fair, I actually discovered it using one of my new favorite apps, Evernote Food. Either way, the recipe was discovered and the result was a delicious reminder of why cold weather can be good. A muffin this cozy just wouldn't make sense in mid-July.

If you're feeling a bit sick of the cold, make these muffins and then eat as many as you want, preferably in front of a fireplace. That's what I did. You can find the recipe here, and if you wanna get weird, add in dried cranberries and chopped walnuts. I did it. And I'm not sorry.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Is it Soup yet?


Can we talk about this photo? It arrived via Bon Appetit mag in my mailbox after a long day nursing a cold, when a bowl of hot and spicy soup was all that mattered. Unfortunately it has like, one million ingredients, so Thai delivery may be a more realistic option. If you're brave enough to try the recipe, find it here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fresh Catch



Marlien Rentmeester, the former West Coast editor of Lucky Magazine, has one of the most enviable closets I've ever peeped. She also has one of the coolest blogs (Le Catch), and it's one of my few daily reads. She makes mixes high and low like a true professional, and knows about all the cool cyber sales. So yea, she da bomb. Check out Le Catch to find out what all the hype is about.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I've been MIA lately, and part of that time was spent seated at this very beach bar in Tulum, Mexico. It was a whirlwind trip that began in Switzerland, included a pit stop in France, and ended with a friend's wedding south of the border. Either way, I'm back with a few more stamps in my passport and some cool posts to share. Talk soon! XO.