Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What I Had For Dinner Last Night: Lemon Bacon Potato Salad

Ok. Stop. I had the best potato salad EVER last night. And I made it myself. The boy had just finished a particularly grueling period at work so I decide to celebrate with him. I made a steak as big as my torso (no really, I ended up cutting it in 4 it was so big, fresh grilled corn on the cob with garlic butter and cayenne, sauteed green beans with balsamic vinegar and THIS potato salad. Make it. Or invite me to a BBQ and I will bring it!

  • 2.5 lbs waxy potatoes (I used new potatoes)
  •  6 – 7 slices or bacon or pancetta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon (I used more)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard 
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1/2 cup Italian (Flat Leaf) Parsley, chopped

Dice your potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes. Keep the peel on. Place the diced potatoes in a large pot, then fill it with cold water and set over high heat. Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and continue to simmer until the potatoes are just fork-tender, about 10 – 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

When the potatoes are done, gently drain the pot. Put them in a large bowl and add the chopped green onion, parsley and lemon zest.

Cook the bacon until crispy. Take the bacon out of the pan, and chop when cool. In the pan (leave that bacon fat in there!) add the olive oil, the lemon juice and the mustard. Whisk. Pour the dressing on top of the potato. Sprinkle on the bacon. Salt and pepper to taste. Eat at room temperature. EJNOY. Mmmmm.

This was my version. You can find the original I riffed on here at Bitchin Camero.

Citrus Skirt

Love this bright yellow skirt. What a fun way to bring some colour into your wardrobe. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Plant Our Dreams

Spent the weekend feteing a bestie's new home. (My friends own houses!! Whoa!) Hours and hours on the bus, but so much sunshine (both figuratively and in reality) once I arrived. Here is to hours of talk, to wine, to dreaming, to wondering, and to thinking. And to shopping. Of course. 
I hope all of our lives are continued to be entwined. Occasionally separating, but always returning. 

She was waiting for him

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I like to organize. So, it seems, does this person. Here she gives a run down of some inspirational organization.

Jimmy Choo

Party time, work time, I'm pretty sure these shoes could do it all.
Metalic Snakeskin Logan Shoes by Jimmy Choo

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What's For Breakfast?

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
“It’s the same thing,” he said.
via pink of perfection (a fav of mine)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Magic Juice

Hi All, busy busy week! Dreaming of heading home and mixing up some "Magic Juice". However instead I'll head home for a driving lesson/date. No drinking and driving! I'm very against that.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Back at work and sending out this ode to the San Diego beaches I left behind. Even though it was pretty cold there. And even though I tend to get bored on a beach. But I had a good book, and a handsome boy with me. Hard not to enjoy that!
via Caitlin McGauley

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Yikes, it's been a while! Got back into town on Sunday, but spent all of Monday catching up. I hope everyone had fun in my absence. Back on the blogging train as of.... NOW!
via lelove

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happiness Is A Way Of Travel

Finishing up a million last minute things before I head off on VACATION! California, here I come! I'm currently a ball of stress, the likes of which I have not experienced in a LONG time, but soon (ideally) all my cares will be away. (That's how it works, right?) Won't be posting much while I'm away, so enjoy the break, and I'll be back before you even notice!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wood ipod/iphone Dock

Check out this wicked ipod/itouch/iphone/ipad (whew, mouthful!) docking station. Love the rustic approach to charging your technology. It's currently sold out, but I hope they get more in by the time I get around to getting a fancy phone!

Street Style: Giovanna

The ever stylish Giovanna Battaglia. I think I have a style crush.


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