22 July 2014

Greek Style Feta + Zucchini Salad


Zucchini is a favorite of mine, and it's in full production at this very moment. As we all know, this means there will be a multitude of the prolific vegetable from now until fall. So, as you're being inundated with this garden delight, I thought you might enjoy a new, very tasty and  very easy way to prepare it.

feta + zucchini salad

While looking for a seasonal dish to serve with steak, I came across this recipe in a 2007 Vegetarian Times. And what I love about this dish, besides is bright flavor, is just how pretty is serves up.

Ingredients:

Juice of one large lemon (approx. 3T)
Zest of one large lemon (approx. 1 tsp)
1 Clove garlic, minced
1/3 C Olive Oil
2 Medium zucchini, peeled into ribbons (approx. 4 C)
1 Medium sweet onion, sliced paper thin (approx. 1C)
1/2 C Crumbled feta cheese
2 Green onions (approx. 1/4 C)
1T Fresh mint, chopped
1T Fresh parsley, chopped


#zucchini #feta #salad

Slice your zucchini into two halves. Using a potato peeler (or, if you're brave, a mandolin), peel zucchini into thin ribbons. Add this to your sliced onions in a large bowl. 

Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with s+p. Toss zucchini mixture with dressing, cover, and let marinate two hours (or up to two days). Sprinkle with feta, mint, + parsley just before serving.

zucchini salad

This dish couldn't be any easier to prepare. The fresh mint + lemon pack a punch of flavor that's cool + refreshing while the feta adds a creaminess that balances the citrus. 
greek style zucchini feta salad
It's a culinary explosion of refreshing flavor that's the perfect side dish for your next bbq. This one is definitely a keeper in my arsenal of seasonal recipes.

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17 July 2014

Color Crush - Pink + Gold


I've been craving more + more color in my world, and one of my favorites is the combination of pink and gold.
vtwonen


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15 July 2014

Just Add Water


This week the dog + I are travelling with my husband. He works out of town; and this home-away-from-home gets a bit barren when he's left to tend it on his own.

pink crepe myrtle blossomBringing in some greenery as soon as we step in the door always breathes much needed life into the space.
floralarrangement in vintage bowl


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09 July 2014

DIY Gold Gild Plant Coasters


Houseplants are notorious for ruining many a fine antique. So to keep the water stains at bay, I always place coasters underneath my welcomed friends. And cork coasters are my favorite for their ability to soak up the drips. However, their boring brown facade does nothing in the decor department, so I added a little gold glam to mine.

gold gild coasters #gardening



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07 July 2014

Peanut Butter Puppy Pops (And the Purina One 28 Day Challenge)

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Purina One, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ONEDifference

Summer heat is brutal. Especially if you're a dog on daily patrol to keep the neighborhood squirrels out of your territory. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it - or so P.J. thinks.

yorkshire terrior

All that hard work is draining. For their dedication in the heat of a summer's day, your pet deserves a special treat. So today I'm sharing our pup's favorite - Frozen Peanut Butter Puppy Pops. And because they're made with four simple ingredients, these treats are as easy to make as they are to tasty to eat.


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