Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Typography Tuesday: Love Note

Isn't this one of the cutest things you've ever seen?!



It was created by design student Alan Segama for his girlfriend who is gearing up to move from Rhode Island (and away from him) to California for a whole year. So sweet!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Peace Offering


Rarely do I stray from cooking anything that I haven't watched the culinary goddess and my hero, Ina Garten, make first; but, lately I've been quite adventurous. That being said, I have to share this delicious and easy recipe for grilled glazed salmon that I found in a recent issue of Food & Wine magazine. You should really thank me because I never share my good recipes, but due to my inexcusable lack of posts, I'll make an exception.

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup prepared horseradish, drained (I used horseradish sauce)
2 tablespoons honey
Four 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets
Vegetable oil, for rubbing (I used olive oil)
Salt and freshly ground pepper

DIRECTIONS:
Light a grill. In a small bowl, mix the mustard, horseradish and honey. Rub the salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the salmon over moderate heat, skinned side down, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn and grill for 3 minutes longer, until the salmon is almost cooked through. Turn the salmon again and spread each fillet with 1 tablespoon of the horseradish glaze. Turn and grill until glazed, about 30 seconds. Serve the remaining glaze on the side.

We've been enjoying this recipe on a weekly basis all summer. So if you need an easy dish to impress dinner guests, this one will do the trick!

Happy Weekend!


Friday, August 20, 2010

France, Meet Carmines

Model Cintia Dicker appears in the September 2010 issue of Marie Claire France ... at my favorite NYC restaurant, Carmines!


If I close my eyes, I can hear Dean Martin's Volare playing under the roar of the crowd and I can taste the lemon butter chicken... be still my heart.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Typography Tuesday

I love when excellent use of typography - exclusively - makes a design. Inspired by old French brasseries, Brie Bistro's packaging is a work of (graphic) art.

Images via Lovely Package