May

12

summertime honeydew-mint winesicles

Hi all! How’s the weather where you are? Even with the rolling marine layer, it’s been really toasty here – perfect for popsicles! If you’re looking for a more grown-up version to celebrate the coming summer months, I have a great recipe from food personality and author, Candice Kumai, using Robert Mondavi’s Woodbridge Moscato (that’s […]

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Feb

28

in case you missed it: a review of OC’s best french toast

I like breakfast (and when I say “breakfast”, I mostly mean french toast). So when I had the chance to dig into some seriously tasty bites at Bonjour Cafe in DP, I did. Check out my review of Le French Toast en Brioche at the Clever blog – with the claim of being the best […]

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Jan
24

insta-recap

Morning latte with a very special cousin Can you believe it’s almost February? I certainly can’t. The first weeks of the New Year have been blissfully simple, and I thought I’d share a few Instagram photos with you (follow along @NookAndSea). What have you been up to? Bringing a new little plant home from the […]

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Dec
20

valley & co.’s spiced honeyed walnuts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? We (Nick & Aleah) simply adore the holiday season with the crispness in the air, family time, tree trimming and being extra creative (oh, and cooking and baking)! Playing with new recipes for the holidays is always fun as we love to tinker with different […]

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Nov
07

weekend recap: napa valley

What a whirlwind! Getting away is always amazing, and even more exciting when you have the privilege of hanging with good friends. The husband and I traveled to Napa Valley this weekend and soaked in some tasty treats, beautiful scenery and (what else!) amazing wine. We stayed in an old converted schoolhouse that our friend’s […]

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Oct
29

yummy (yes, yummy!) baked brussel sprouts recipe

Lately we’ve been pigging out – on brussel sprouts. Whoever said they were the epitome of icky green vegetables probably tried to eat them raw, because they are THE BOMB. Crispy, salty and with great texture, I could easily eat these anytime. Case in point – this recipe I spotted in the latest issue of […]

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Sep
11

fall wedding inspiration: the family feast

With the fall season fast approaching, I’ve got wedding on the brain (again). Gorgeous real-couple features like those of The Bride Suite and Style Me Pretty get me positively nostalgic about our own big day in October nearly two years ago. I love seeing how brides and their new husbands celebrate (especially food!) in style. And what’s a fall wedding without a […]

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Sep
03

santa fe inspired braciole: creating a unique recipe for two with world market

If you know me, you know this – I love World Market. Before my husband and I were married, my family would frequent the store for their scented candles, yummy treats and eye-catching accessories and gifts. Today, as a married woman, visiting is much more fun (since I can finally put their large-scale goodies to […]

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Aug
22

baked arctic char + garbanzo cauliflower mashed potatoes

Eating healthy is not my thing, naturally. Let’s face it – if given the chance to scarf Taco Bell or a plate of seasoned veggies and lean meat, I’d choose Taco Bell every time (don’t judge). As I’ve grown older, it’s interesting to see how my tastes have changed; I despised chocolate as a kid, […]

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Aug
08

inspired by…

This southern home from House of Turquoise Brights and lace from Samantha at Could I Have That? 320 square feet in Texas And a super yummy recipe by Camille for Rue Magazine What’s inspiring you today?

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