If you don’t already know, we’re huge fans of découpage and vintage botanical prints over at HonestlyWTF. So when I came across the idea to combine two of our favorite things into a spring-themed project, I was instantly inspired. Découpaging eggs is an easy and impressive way to dress up your next Sunday brunch. And although you can easily apply this technique to chicken eggs, I encourage you to go big with spectacular ostrich eggs!
With spring officially here, I just had to feature one of my favorite pairings: asparagus and eggs. The two ingredients work perfectly together and are the epitome of spring. There are so many ways to enjoy this combination, like dipping asparagus spears into soft-boiled eggs or drizzling asparagus in hollandaise or baking asparagus into a frittata. But, my favorite combo is asparagus paired with hard-boiled eggs in a mustard vinaigrette. The addition of the fried capers gives the whole dish an extra dimension of texture that I love.
Furikake is a Japanese seaweed seasoning made of seaweed, salt, sesame seeds and sugar. It’s a staple in my pantry and I normally add it to rice, but recently discovered that it’s amazing on popcorn! The sweet and salty flavor is subtle and a simple way to change up the ordinary. I use Newman’s Own unsalted and unbuttered popcorn and just add a little drizzle of oil, a pinch of salt and a generous sprinkle of furikake in the bag while it’s still hot. Close the bag and shake vigorously and enjoy!
Furikake is a Japanese seaweed seasoning that typically goes on rice but on popcorn, it makes an amazing snack!
Microwave popcorn according to instructions. While the popcorn is still hot drizzle some of the melted butter or oil in the bag with the furikake and pinch of salt. Close bag and shake vigorously to coat.
I first noticed Gray Works Design when browsing Etsy one day and I came across one of their gorgeous Footed Plattes. As owners Elizabeth and Andrew mention on their site, not only does the “Foote” add functionality, but also elevates each piece to a true work of art. All of their products are handcrafted from sustainably harvested or salvaged American hardwoods at their studio in Woodstock, NY. I adore how each piece is one-of-a-kind and thoughtfully chosen to highlight the natural shape, grain and other unique features of the wood. I cannot wait to get my hands on one!
Spring is here and I wanted to celebrate with a simple cocktail that evoked the mood of the coming months. This prohibition-era classic has bright, crisp flavors, perhaps originally intended to mask the harshness of inferior gin. Fast forward to present day – this cocktail still makes for smooth sipping. In fact, it’s often billed as the gin drink for the non-gin drinker. Adding lavender highlights the floral notes of the honey without compromising the spirit of this timeless cocktail.