- Yum's craving a perfect picnic basket and Latin-inspired grilling
- Geek is geeking out on a Clare Vivier laptop tote and Nooka wristwatches
- Fab's coveting crisp, white jeans and bright dresses
- Bella's got an eye on Dior Addict lipstick and Spring hair accessories
- Très is curling up with biographies on President Obama's mother and Cleopatra
- Lil likes Calypso St. Barth's for Target and Growums gardening kits
- Casa's cozying up to new ideas for reusing books and easy ways to green your roof
- Buzz is anticipating Blue Valentine on DVD and the Beastie Boys' latest
- Fit is worked up for National Bike Month and Adidas's high-tech new tennis shoes
- Savvy's sprucing up for Spring with terrariums and cute calendars
Posts for May 2nd 2011
1 medium-sized mango, cut into small bite-sized pieces
1 small jicama, cut into small bite-sized pieces
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 jalapeno, finely chopped with or without seeds, if desired
1 lime juiced and zested
Pinch of salt
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt.
- If possible, leave in the fridge overnight for the flavors to come together.
Makes 2-3 cups of salsa.
- Condiments/Sauces, Salsa
We're so excited that it is finally May! With long days, hot nights, and alfresco dining, the warmer months are our favorite time of year. The weather here in San Francisco has been gorgeous for the past couple of days, and we are ready to get our grill on while sipping refreshing cocktails. Here are five items we can't live without this month.
Waking up isn't all that difficult when you have a delicious, personalized espresso drink to look forward to at Starbucks!
For decades, Starbucks has catered to different taste buds and needs, making sure each customer is happy and satisfied with their morning (or evening) drink on the go. With over 87,000 combinations, you can rest assured that when your name is on your cup, it's made just for you. Enjoy!
One thing I'm sure of: there will be pineapple margaritas with a chili-salt rim. The spice is no joke; it hits you up front, but is tempered by a gentle fruitiness that's not too sweet. I love the sweet-salty-fiery complexity so much that I had multiples in one sitting. Want to do the same this May 5? Then read more.
Do you eat avocados? What's your favorite preparation?
1 package of premade pizza dough
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 cup ricotta cheese, preferably full fat
1 bundle of asparagus, thinly sliced
1 lemon, juiced plus 1 teaspoon zest
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup green garlic or scallions, thinly sliced
- Preheat the oven to 500°F.
- On a large cookie sheet lightly covered in flour, prepare the pizza dough. Roll or stretch the dough until it's thin and covers the whole sheet. To prevent large bubbles, prong with a fork, punching small holes, all over the dough.
- Place the pizza dough in the oven and cook halfway until it is just golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
- Once the dough is golden brown, flip it over to ensure a crispy crust. Top with grated mozzarella, spoonfuls of ricotta cheese, and the sliced asparagus. Cook until the cheese is golden, about 4-6 minutes. If the pizza is not browning, try using the broiler for just a couple minutes but be sure to keep a close watch.
- While the pizza is cooking, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, and champagne vinegar. Slowly pour and whisk in olive oil until the mixture is emulsified.
- Move the cooked pizza to a cutting board and top with lemon vinaigrette and sprinkle the green garlic or scallions over the top.
Makes 8 slices.
- Main Dishes, Pizza
However, while the cheese melted, it didn't combine with the beer. The soup-like fondue was gloppy and made me want to cry! It was a complete failure. I tried to salvage it by pouring out the excess liquid, adding in more cheese, and baking it in the oven, but in the end, that didn't really work either. Any idea what went wrong? Have you ever made fondue that didn't emulsify?
Wondering what to serve with all that salsa on Cinco de Mayo this Thursday? How about some delicious Mexican food? From nachos to tacos, there's much to love about this amazing cuisine. To encourage you to make something Mexican this week, I've rounded up 10 of our favorite dishes. Read on for the inspiration!