Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dream Home Decorating

Because I will be moving in less than one month's time, I have been spending too much time on design sponge, re-nest, apartment therapy etc. But isn't this home lovely?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome home!

My best friend returns from France on Saturday! In order to channel my excitement, I made her 3 welcome home posters.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Craft and Bake

I know I've stated it in the past but~craft nights are really my favorite kind of nights. Crafting + wine + good food = perfection. With hand ground cornmeal and ingredients already in my pantry I decided to make zaletti-Italian cornmeal cookies.When I was in NY last month, I saw Mario Batali on the streets in soho and spoke very elementary Italian with him. I found the recipe for this Venetian cookie on his website.


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus a little more for sprinkling
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup tipo 00 flour or cake flour
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and kept hot
  • 1/4 cup raisins, rehydrated in warm red wine
  • Serving suggestion: wine for dipping or fruit jam


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the yolks and sugar and whisk well until the mixture is yellow and creamy, about 1 minute.

In a separate bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Briefly stir in the butter, then fold in the egg yolk mixture and raisins until the dough just comes together. Put the dough out onto a floured board briefly knead to form a rectangle, do not overwork the dough or it will get tough. Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thick and cut it into 2-inch diamonds. Butter a cookie sheet and place the cookies on the sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

First Logo

Well my first logo ever is up online {somewhat informally} but its up there.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Back to Craft

So what seems like a long break from the handmade, I've returned with these locket earrings accented with lace. It felt good to be crafting again!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010