Some Good Greens

September 1, 2014

Beet Greens

Chard

dandelion greens

We all know some greens are better than others, so Luvo created this guide to good greens with photos taken by yours truly. Hop over to the blog to get all the wisdom.

PS. I must say, I kinda love taking portraits of leafy greens!

Roasted Corn with Spicy Chimichurri Butter

August 26, 2014

Roasted corn with spicy chimichurri butter via Artful Desperado

Roasted corn with spicy chimichurri butter via Artful Desperado

It’s inevitable; corn is in the air, everywhere I look around! Seriously it is. I’m not sure if in your area there’s tons of fresh corn, but over here it’s like at the end of the summer the sky opens up and a rain of delicious crunchy kernels falls down on us. Me being Mexican and all I am all over that corny shiz. I mean, it’s the food of aztec gods!

If you have some farmers market nearby you should make some time to pop by to snatch a few fresh ones. And hey, since corn is latino at heart, why not adding a few spicy touches to it? Yeahaa.

For those of you who don’t know, chimichurri is a kind of rub or “latin pesto” that’s super herby and bold in flavour. You can use it as a rub on meats or even as a marinade or a type of salsa for crostinis and tacos. *DROOL*. For this recipe I substituted cilantro for basil, which adds a nice fragrant touch without hijacking the whole thing.

Chimichurri, butter, and crunchy roasted corn? Si si! Add a few other ingredients of your liking like feta, radish, and a squeeze of lemon juice and you’re ready for a taco partaay.

Full recipe after the jump!

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Ferm Living Fall Collection

August 22, 2014

Ferm Living Fall Collection

Ferm Living Fall Collection

Ferm Living Fall Collection

Ferm Living Fall Collection

I can’t believe people are already using the “f” word. Inevitably, all good things come to an end – but hey – if fall is going to be as fantastic looking as these styled images of Ferm Living, then hell yes! I am thrilled to welcome the new season, and so are you, right?

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A Note and a Rustic Hazelnut Blackberry Cake with Mascarpone Cream

August 20, 2014

Hazelnut Blackberry Cake with Mascarpone Cream via Artful Desperado

Hazelnut Blackberry Cake with Mascarpone Cream via Artful Desperado

Hazelnut Blackberry Cake with Mascarpone Cream via Artful Desperado

Hazelnut Blackberry Cake with Mascarpone Cream via Artful Desperado

Hi friends! So I just wanted to quickly pop by to say that I’m still alive and around and well and kicking and cooking. My current schedule is bursting at the seams with work but I am not going to complain – in this day and this economy it’s a good thing to have.

So yes I’m hovering around and stuff, but I haven’t had time to properly sit down and post the regular content, but hey, I made this sloppy rustic cake this morning (5:45am alarm to bake and assemble, yah…insanity) and even though it ain’t the fanciest it was SO TASTY! I used all the blackberries I picked with friends over the weekend and made the cake in a jiffy. NOTE: picking blackberries is the most amazingly painful task, you bleed, you get attacked by wasps, but the reward is SO WORTH IT.

Anyways, I didn’t post the recipe for this cake, but if you do crave it let me know and I’ll upload it! recipe coming up tonight so check back! Recipe below!

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far and you’re getting to do lots of fun things!

Gab.

EDIT – I had originally called it sloppy cake, then my friends were like “gurl no, say rustic, never sloppy” haha – so there.

EDIT #2 RECIPE AFTER THE JUMP!

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Atomic Occasions by Jessica Tremp

August 14, 2014

Atomic Occasions by Jessica Tremp

Atomic Occasions by Jessica Tremp

Atomic Occasions by Jessica Tremp

Atomic Occasions by Jessica Tremp

Atomic Occasions by Jessica Tremp

This photographic series Atomic Occasions couldn’t be more summer appropriate. Flowers, wild prints, models in a half-erotica kinda pose – that pretty sums up the season!

In the words of Jessica Tremp:

Atomic Occasions is the voyeur catching someone in a reverie, their thoughts clashing, colliding, blossoming and bursting into consciousness.

Now, if we all had a voyeurist neighbour that watched us eat cake by ourselves, then he’d see a similar scene like the photos above – maybe even raunchier. I love the concept of capturing intimate moments and taking them to a classy-artsy level.

You should definitely pop by Jessica’s site to check out the rest of her work which is full of dreamy, dark, and light haunting images. So many flavours to choose from!