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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chocolate Cobbler.


Just made this amazing Chocolate Cobbler recipe for dessert the other night. My husband and I both LOVED it! It was rich, warm, and fudgey! I also put two big scoops of vanilla ice cream on top of it. Woah. I'm making myself excited just blogging about it. Please make this for your special someone or your fam. Or even yourself. I won't judge.



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Friday, July 22, 2011

New purchase!

When I was in Atlanta, right before the 4th of July, I found these amazing Valentino wedges on sale at Saks! I got them for a GREAT price! I love wearing wedges in the summer, because you get the height of a heel without all the foot pain :) So excited about my find! I've worn them a ton since I got them!



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Bold & the Beautifully Nude. Part 4.



THE BOLD: Revlon's "24k Orange"

THE NUDE: Dolce Gabbana lipsticks in "Perfection" and "Rosebud"
(I put Perfection on first, then topped it with Rosebud)
Excuse my bad hair and no make up... 
I had just gotten done laying out & put on lipstick to go grab lunch.

Same lipstick combo as above, but I added Dolce Gabbana gloss in "glossy" over it.

I just have to share this with yall..... When I was home at my parent's house last month, we found some old home videos of when I was a baby. We were all laughing so hard we were crying! 
Especially because I am chewing gum AND eating bacon & pancakes at the same time. Classic.
I recorded with my iPhone, so the volume might not be that loud. My mom is 8 months pregnant in this video, with my brother, and she's asking me about it. So funny!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lindsay's Loving...


A couple of months ago, when I was doing the Tracy Anderson Method, I read about this recipe in her "30 Day Method" book. One of the hardest things about eating healthy, to me, is finding good snacks. Sometimes plain ol' apples and bananas just don't cut it. That gets boring. Enter this easy and super-healthy recipe:

BLUEBERRY APPLESAUCE (pictured)
1 medium to large apple, quartered, cored, and steamed
1 cup fresh blueberries

Blend the steamed apple in the food processor, or blender, with the blueberries. Enjoy!


Here are two other of her recipes that I enjoy during the afternoons for a healthy snack...

PEAR APPLE SPICE
2 pears (Bosc or red), halved and cored
2 sweet apples (my favorites are Fuji apples)
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cinnamon

Steam pears and apples until soft. Peel fruit (if desired; I didn't) and blend it in a food processor (or blender), adding spices as it purees. 


KIWI DESSERT 
4 kiwis, peeled
12 basil leaves
Juice of 1/2 orange

Puree everything together, then chill. (This was another favorite recipe of mine!)

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

D.C. Foodie.

Hi! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! I wanted to share with you guys a little bit of my Washington D.C. trip, that I took about 2 weeks ago. I had never been to D.C., and I really loved it! It's got a lot of great shopping and amazing restaurants! Which I found surprising in such a seemingly uptight place :)

Here are a few places I went, along with some amazing recommendations from friends, family, and blogs I read. Enjoy!

Being goofy before dinner... Wearing jewelry that I posted about here.

After dinner drinks at Co co Sala. AMAZING!
I've also heard the food is great here, too! 

The Co Cojito, one of the BEST drinks I've ever had!
Read the description on the menu above.

The "Fetish" drink, which was also very good! See above for description!
All the drinks were very unique and fresh... and when you add chocolate, you've won me over!

Dinner on the 2nd night, after a day game, at Blue Duck Tavern.
I wanted to be sure and write about these two places, because they really blew me away!
Our dinner at Blue Duck Tavern was one of the best meals we had had in a LONG time! 
When in D.C., you MUST try this wonderful little restaurant!

For appetizer we were adventurous. We had the "Oven Roasted Bone Marrow, with ramp butter." It came perfectly roasted with tons of rosemary, freshly roasted garlic, and toasted baguettes. The texture took a little getting used to, but I can easily say this was one of the most flavorful appetizers I've ever had at a restaurant! We both loved it this interesting dish that is one of Blue Duck's specialties. 

We also shared the "Roasted Beet salad with endive, apples, walnuts, and Humbolt Fog goat cheese."

The dishes came family style, so we ordered several things and shared. This was the "Muscovy Duck Breast with Duck Leg Ragout w/Huckleberries."

This was one of our fave dishes of the whole night....a stand out, for sure!
The "Wood Burning Oven Roasted Scallops with lemon & thyme." SO GOOD!

We ordered 3 sides, but this is the only one I got a picture of for some reason...
This is the "Warm Pie of Sheeps' Milk, Ricotta, Swiss Chard, and Anise Hyssop."
Other stands outs were the "Potato Puree with Soft Garlic" and
 the "Wood Oven Roasted Creamed Corn with Tarragon." (our fave)

We were stuffed, so dessert was their trio of homemade ice creams. Which were - as you can imagine - INCREDIBLE! Espresso, chocolate cinnamon, and vanilla bean/honey.

Other places that came highly recommended:
*The Gibson - a hip, speakeasy style bar with great specialty cocktails
*The Passenger - go for drinks; within The Passenger is a reservation-only bar called the "Columbia Room"; try the "Ricky Bobby" and "Violet Eyes" drinks
*Rasika- wonderful, trendy Indian restaurant 
*Zaytinya - Many people recommended this to me, so I hate we didn't get there. Upscale restaurant with Greek, Lebanese, and Turkish food.
*PS 7 - restaurant that you can order a la carte or try the 7 course food and cocktail pairing!
*Jaleo
*Vidalia
*DC Coast 
*Filomena's - another Italian restaurant that came highly recommended by many people!
*Oya
*Aqua al 2 - new location just opened in D.C.; original in Italy!
*Go to the top of the W Hotel for drinks. Amazing views!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday! I will be eating here tonight, overlooking the water and seeing fireworks from the Marginal Way and here tomorrow night, and I cannot wait to share it with you guys! Especially excited about the White Barn Inn!

Picture from 2007, when my fam when to Boston for the 4th of July! So fun!