Friday, August 26, 2011

This is probably the best salad I've tried in awhile and what I love about it is that there's almost no cooking involved.

In fact, I love when a dish requires you to use the freshest ingredients. It guarantees a pleasant little adventure to your local farmer's market.

The Ingredients
4 white corn cobs
1 squash
1/2 cup of minced shallots
1/2 cup of sliced basil
1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves
Olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste

The Preparation
Separate the kernels from the cob. With a vegetable peeler, peel the squash into ribbons. Put minced shallots and squash ribbons onto a baking sheet and bake with olive oil, sea salt and pepper until done (about 15 minutes at 375F). Combine with corn, ribbons of basil and cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste.
With Labor Day right around the corner, why not consider doing something different than the ol' burgers and hot dogs.
Of course, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a good burger and hot dog but these Korean style ribs might be something fun to try.

Korean Pork Ribs

The Ingredients
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup minced green onions
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoons sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 pounds pork ribs, bone-in

The Preparation
Combine water with soy sauce, green onions, brown sugar, ginger, oil, salt, pepper, and sesame seeds. Place ribs in a large bowl and pour marinade over the top, making sure all the ribs are covered. Cover ribs with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours. When ready to cook, heat grill to medium and remove ribs from marinade (discarding extra liquid). Place ribs on grill and close lid; grill ribs 15 to 20 minutes before flipping and grilling another 15 to 20 minutes, or until fully cooked through. Temperature should be at least 155 degrees F. Let rest for a few minutes before serving.
Original article in sheknows
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This is the home of Kawal Singh Shluwalia in Mumbai.
The gorgeous dining and living areas look out onto the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, "where leopards, barking deer and wild boar roam. Polished concrete floors help keep the home cool."
Main takeaways? Consider adding some exotic prints to your home in minimal amounts. It will add an interesting and unexpected accent.
There are so many good ideas wrapped up in this one little photo.

Good idea #1 Grow your own herbs.
Good idea #2 DIY some flower pots by buying normal clay ones. Spray paint them with chalkboard paint and label away with any color chalk you choose.
Good idea #3 Herbs are a great alternative to add some color to your room other than traditional flowers. With Thanksgiving around the corner think about growing and displaying herbs that are normally ingredients during Turkey day such as sage, rosemary or thyme.

It's Friday and a perfect time to whip up a cocktail.
Honey Rye

The Ingredients
5 tablespoons rye whiskey
3 tablespoons honey liquer
1/4 teaspoons orange bitters
Ginger ale
2 orange twists

The Preparation
Fill two old fashioned glasses with ice. Divide rye, honey liquer and bitters between glasses. Stir for 5 seconds. Top with a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with orange twists.

Original article in bon appetit.


I simply adore how this room showcases the fact that Modern and Minimal can still be accessible and warm.