Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Fish!!

I'm making dinner for my friend Martha, who is a very talented designer. (You've probably seen some of her adorable illustrations at Target). She doesn't eat meat, but does eat fish, so I decided to do something with fish. I chose haddock being the upstate girl I am. I guess it was all those haddock fish fries that turned me onto haddock and it's mild flavor and flaky texture. Since the weather is nice, I like to take full advantage of our grill. Grilling fish can be tricky and very messy. So here's a fun little trick to cut down on the mess and stress!

Start by laying your fish flat on tin foil and add 1 Tbsp. butter and some fresh squeezed lemon juice, and any nice herbs you may have laying around. I used fresh chives from my herb garden. Drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Fold opposite sides down and then do the same with the remaining foil flaps. Fold down until fully sealed.

Put them on the highest rack of your grill and put flame on medium and cook for about 10 minutes, depending on how thick the fillets are. You can always open one to see if it's done, and fold it back up if it isn't. If you use a charcoal grill, well you're on your own. Sorry!

What's your favorite thing to grill??

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Today was a hot one! After laying in the sun reading my book and working in my lettuce patch all day I needed something to cool me down. Homemade pulpy orange lime pops with tiny bits of mint. And one has a grenadine top!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


A friend sent this article to me. Interesting....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My favorite hangover food...

Can't think of anything worse than being hungover, ok well maybe hungover and hungry. This is one of my favorite things to eat when am moping around on a saturday or sunday trying to get myself back together. I tend to throw together any rogue salad ingredients that are chilling out in my fridge. A staple is an avacado though, its buttery taste and smooth texture make it the perfect comfort food in my opinion! Top it off with some good aged balsamic vinegar and olive oil and you have a yummy dish that won't make you feel any worse than you already do!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Behind the Scenes

I've been shooting a series of vintage cocktails with my good friend and photographer Sarah. Here is a behind the scenes shot of me styling our mint julep. More photos to come soon!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Frozen Grapes

The days have been getting hotter, along with my appetite! When you wake up and it's already too hot to even think about eating something, this little trick from my good friend Lyz is a great solution.

Wash your favorite grapes and throw them in the freezer overnight. It's a healthy way to cool down and give your body some nutrition. I believe they are best enjoyed in a certain NJ backyard, but that's just my opinion :D

I even went as far as an entire frozen fruit salad. It's pretty convenient to have these laying around your freezer to use in cocktails or even a glass of water during the summer months.