Thursday, May 21, 2015

Long weekend inspirations

For some reason it feels like Friday today. Maybe, because of the long weekend? It is hard to believe that Memorial weekend is already here. It will be partly sunny in Maine, but also rainy and not really hot yet. Sometimes we have a heatwave around this time, but not this year.

Here are a few fun weekend inspirations.

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sewing two old t-shirts into one new one

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keeping cool

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him, too.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vegan Curried Chicken Salad

Vegan chicken salad ---  now, this sounds like an oxymoron, but the idea for this salad is inspired by a chicken salad recipe, but I wanted a vegan version. The flavors and textures is like a chicken salad, but the main ingredients are roasted cauliflower florets and chickpeas instead. This ‘chicken’ salad tastes wonderful, very crunchy, and it is very satisfying and also filling thanks to the vegan mayonaise. It travels well to picnics, and keeps in the fridge for a few days. A summer staple!

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Moroccan Lemonade

In the summer, it is great to get together for an afternoon in the garden or on the deck, at a picnic or a garden party. Often, this calls for festive drinks --- home-made iced coffee with vanilla gelato, limoncello with prosecco, or a sophisticated non-alcoholic lemonade.

This lemonade is a beautifully aromatic with a subtle Moroccan flavor with cinnamon and a gorgeous deep pink color.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Cozy spaces for summer

Ah, summer ! I could spend all my time outside, with an open patio door, flowing between inside and outside, inhabitable space with fresh air, sunshine, a breeze, to eat meals, read a book, work, meet with friends. Even small spaces can offer this cozy outdoor ‘living room’. Here are a few inspirations that I found (and immediately would book in an AirBnB in a foreign city. Paris? Lisbon?)

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