Tuesday, December 13, 2011

::MOW:: Music of the Week

My roommates and I just watched Blue Valentine and cried our little eyes out. I love what they chose as their song- You and Me by Penny and the Quarters. I wish they still made music like this. Can't stop playing it!

Penny and the Quarters- You and Me

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Farmstead Dreaming

Growing our own fruit and vegetables, having fresh eggs everyday, raising livestock, and actually knowing where our food comes from is something my husband and I have always dreamed about. I know it will be a lot of hard work, but that doesn't mean I can't look cute doing it right??

Vintage Brushed Denim Western - Free People

Dorado Packer - The Frye Company

Lonely Boy Moves

In my perfect world, everyone would dance like this.

Monday, December 5, 2011

::MOW:: Music Of The Week

For the past year and a half, this song has been my alarm on my phone. Having to wake up at 5:30 for work most mornings, you'd think I'd be sick and tired of this song. But no, I love it more and more every day!

And it doesn't hurt that it's Ryan Gosling's band :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baked Kale Chips

I looooove homemade kale chips. They're crispy, salty, light and delicious. It's so simple to make- you only need 4 ingredients:
  • kale
  • olive oil
  • lemon
  • sea salt

I used to buy a kale bunch then tear it into bite size pieces until I found bagged kale at Trader Joe's. This made the whole process A LOT faster. Aside from saving yourself the washing, drying and cutting, it takes half the time to crisp up in the oven since they're pre washed and dried.

Here's how I prepare them. First, empty about 1/4-1/3 of a bag of kale onto a baking sheet. It may look like a lot but they reduce in size once they're baked. Make sure not to crowd the sheet.

Lightly drizzle it with olive oil and the juice of half a lemon.  Salt to taste, toss, then add a few extra touches of salt. Little secret- try using Himalayan pink crystal salt. It adds an extra kick and can also found at Trader Joe's.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until crisp.

Eat them quickly while they're nice and crisp or allow them to cool before plating.