Monday, February 28, 2011

Boho Collection

So...I moved to NYC in December. The people here are amazing, all the different styles of dressing inspired this collection. I will be adding more to the collection as inspiration hits. Right now I started another collection of flower...Garden Party collection.



Boho Chic



Back to Nature


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

I love citrus. All of it. I found this recipe on the Smitten Kitchen website. It is yum. Really yum.

I even painted my nails orange the morning before making it! :)

Eggs, yogurt, sugar, grapfruit zest, and vanilla. Yum. I wanted to lick the bowl, it smelled heavenly.


The finished product!


Thank you Smitten Kitchen! This bread is soooo good!

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake
Adapted loosely from Ina Garten

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3 extra-large eggs
3 teaspoons grated grapefruit zest (approximately one large grapefruit)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

For the glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
(I skipped the glaze and just loaded up on fresh fruit for breakfast!)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, grapefruit zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it’s all incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the grapefruit-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool.

For the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar and grapefruit juice and pour over the cake

P.S. I really need to find my camera or buy a new one.


Monday, February 7, 2011

One week till V Day...

OMG...Valentines Day is in one week.

This will be the first time since being back together with Travis that we get to spend the day together. I am thinking a nice dinner maybe some champange?

Maybe I will make some paper heart garland, or something. I haven't started working so don't really have any money to spend on a gift. So I think a nice romantic night is in order.

What do you think?