Archive for July, 2009



pesto pizza with mushroom, jalapeno and feta

I needed to use up a bunch of basil from my little overgrown plant yesterday, so I decided to whip up some pesto and make a pizza. It was super easy to make, and so so delicious. Possibly my new favorite pizza.

pesto-pizza

Pesto Pizza with Mushroom, Jalapeno and Feta

pizza dough (I use this Joy of Cooking recipe, halved)
pesto (recipe below)
mozzarella
mushrooms, portobello and/or button
jalapeno*
feta cheese

*Nolan wants me to warn you that the jalapenos make this spicy! You can knock off some seeds if you prefer your pizza a bit more mild.

Pesto

1 c basil leaves
3 T pine nuts, toasted
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c parmesan
salt and pepper

Pulse basil and pine nuts in food processor. Add garlic, pulse. Slowly add olive oil while the food processor is on. Scrape down sides, add parmesan, pulse again. Salt and pepper to taste. Makes 1/2 cup.

{i’ve got your} back

slowly,-listen

reminder

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Ylva

1. slowly, listen 2. reminder 3. 4/365 4. untitled 5. Ylva

vagabond nyc

vagabondnyc

Vagabond NYC has the most incredible selection of vintage designer pieces. I like to pretend I can afford them.

druzy dangles

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want.

weekending

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A few highlights from my weekend:

the best burger in Durham (up for debate)
“Beyond Beauty” exhibit at Nasher Art Museum
finishing a skirt I started sewing (and forgot about!) a few weeks ago
homemade tortillas for a mexican dinner
red velvet cupcake from the Daisy Cakes cupcake truck
finding the perfect one-piece
a lazy Sunday afternoon with my husband

Hmm… lots of food on that list. What did you do this weekend?

friday finds: dara ettinger jewelry

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Stunning stones dipped in gold… from Dara Ettinger.

refashion

mamamadeit1

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Alexis is my sewing hero. I am so trying this on one of the shirts in my giveaway pile.

pleated shirt tutorial > here
ruffle shirt tutorial > here

the claudettes

claudettes

I love these cards from nineteenseventythree. Don’t you think they would be perfect for a nursery or kids room? See the full set here.

looking into the past

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File under: why didn’t I think of this?

{series by Jason Powell, via fiddlesticks and funny girls}

framed

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This is the best photo booth I’ve seen yet.

{via kiss the groom, photos by elizabeth messina}