Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Goat Cheese, Green Onion & Garlic Pizza

This is one of our favorite pizza's at the bakery that I work at (Sugar Magnolia) and a few weeks ago we recreated it at home to save a little money. I used my whole wheat pizza crust recipe that you can find here. I cut the top off the head of garlic, drizzled a little olive oil over the top and roasted it in foil until it was nice and soft. After it had finished roasting I put it in the food processor with a little olive oil to make a spread. I used the garlic as my base added mozzarella and goat cheese. After It was done baking we sprinkled some fresh green onions over the top.

The weather was so amazing that we sat outside on a blanket with a bottle of wine. A perfect meal.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer Shirt & Dessert

I started this post a month ago...just got around to posting it.

About three weeks ago I made this shirt using this pattern that I modified a little bit to fit me. It's probably the last summer item that I will be sewing. I've just started on a vintage vogue pattern that Nathan bought me for my birthday.

I don't have a picture of this amazing ice cream but I have to share it because it is amazing and very easy to make. It's from Nigella Lawson and I've been wanting to make it for a while but finally got around to it last week when I realize that I didn't have my churn to make ice cream.

Nigella Lawson's Bitter Orange Ice Cream
  • 3 Seville oranges (or 1 eating orange and 2 limes)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • wafers, to serve (optional)
  • If using Seville oranges, grate the zest of 2 of them. Squeeze the juice of all 3 and pour into a bowl with the zest and sugar. If you're going for the sweet orange and lime option, grate the zest of the orange and one of the limes, juice them and add to the sugar as before. Stir to dissolve the sugar and add the heavy cream.

    Whip everything until it holds soft peaks, and then turn into a shallow airtight container (of approximately 2 quarts) with a lid. Cover and freeze until firm (from 3 to 5 hours). Remove to ripen for 15 to 20 minutes (or 30 to 40 minutes in the refrigerator) before eating. Serve in a bowl, in cones, with wafers — however you like.

    Recipe used with permission, from Nigella Bites by Nigella Lawson.

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Fall/Winter Wardrobe

    I've been thinking about fall and winter lately. As of right now we won't be living anywhere with a real winter. I have to say that I'm disappointed about being here where the winters are so very mild. I have a great deal of winter clothing and accessories from last winter that I'm afraid if we're here in GA that they won't get used. Of course our situation could change at any moment and we could move somewhere much colder.

    So with the thought of temperatures below 90 degree's and possibly wearing something other than linen I'm trying to figure out what items I would like to add to my wardrobe. I have quite a few vintage patterns and will be acquiring even more in a few weeks when we go visit my parents. The plan is to sit down and map out and make a list of items I would like to sew. With all of my many vintage patterns and buttons it could very easily become a strange hodgepodge of a wardrobe if I'm not careful. Once I figure how what my projects will be I'll let ya'll know.