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It’s a warm evening, and are you trying to find a side salad to go with your meal? Well, T.W.O. has the perfect recipe for you. It’s refreshing, light and has a spike of flavor for you! Check out this recipe that will sure to “mix” up your day!
– 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
– 1 teaspoon lime zest
– 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon tequila , white
– 1 tablespoon agave
– ½ tsp salt
– 1/ 4 cup olive oil
– 2 heads roman salad, chopped
– 1 avocado
– 1/3 cup roasted almonds, chopped
– ½ cup Cotija
Directions: In a bowl, add the lime juice, lime zest, lemon juice, tequila, agave, and salt. Whisk together —- Mix well.
In a salad bowl/serving bowl, add the leafy greens, avocado and roasted almonds. Drizzle your desired amount of the dressing and lightly toss. Service with your favorite entrée or add protein like chicken or steak.
Decorating. Design. Deals! T.W.O. has been having a great time finding some great items for their home decorating project! This past weekend, we stumbled upon some fabulous items for our coffee table. The color scheme throughout our house is neutrals with some blue accent pieces. Most of our beautiful wood furniture (coffee table, media chest, dinner room table) are all on the darker side, so we needed to tie in some neutral accessories. To do so, we made our merry way down to HomeGoods and bought these wonderful tabletop pieces! We left the store with some lovely treasures – without emptying our wallets!
Thank you HomeGoods!
1. Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Oval Dutch Oven ; 2. KitchenAid Pro Line Stand Mixer,7-Qt.; 3. Silicone Pastry Mat; 4. Williams-Sonoma Nonstick Insulated Cookie Sheet; 5. Cuisinart Elite Die Case Food Processor, 12 cup; 6. 10-Piece Glass Bowl Set;
7. Pyrex Rectangle Glass Baker;8. Le Creuset Pastry Brush; 9. Non-Skid Cutting Mats; 10. Oxo Pop Containers; 11. Le Creuset Silicone Spatulas; 12. OXO Peelers
TGIF! It’s time for Friday Night Pizza Night!!! Today we are using a new ingredient on our pizza….broccolini. This vegetable looks like mini-broccoli and is often misidentified as young broccoli, but it is a hybrid of broccoli and kai-lan,
– Pizza dough
– 2 Table spoons olive oil
– 2 Tablespoons dried basil
– 2 garlic cloves, chopped
– 4 stems broccolini
– ½ cup olives, diced
– 1 – 1 ½ cup marinated artichoke hearts, sliced
– 3 cups mozzarella
Preheat oven to 425ᴼF. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured/ cornmeal surface. Once the dough is evenly rolled out, transfer the dough to a greased cookie sheet.
Next take the olive oil and spread it on the dough, making sure you reach all the edges. Sprinkle the diced garlic and basil evenly on top of the olive oil.
Add your mozzarella cheese, followed by the broccolini, artichokes and olives. Spread the toppings evenly.
Let the pizza rise for about 15 minutes. Note – you don’t want to put the pizza in a cold oven, so make sure your oven reaches 425ᴼF. Once the oven is ready, place the pizza in the oven and watch closely. The pizza will take 15-20 minutes.
Once done the pizza is done, take it out of the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Cut and serve. Once again, another successful Friday Night Pizza Night!!!
1. Mini-plaid market popover by Madewell ; 2. Checked Top with Zips by Zara; 3. Eddie Tweed Blouse by Rhyme Los Angeles ;4. Camel Plaid Scarf by Tildon; 5. Plaid Vegan Leather Sleeve Coat by Hive & Honey
6. Textured Plaid Shift Dress by Coincidence & Chance; 7. Leather-Panel Plaid Dress by Joie 8. Day Dreaming Plaid Loafers by Joie; 9. Marisa Plaid Ankle Pants by Loft
Travel journals have been around since the beginning of time. The pioneers kept journals while traveling to the West to document their hardships, sightings and experiences to the new unexplored land. Many of these journals have been used to learn more about history and many were lost in the rough, leaving unanswered questions. Today, T.W.O. has adapted the same concept with their travels around the world.
Before every big trip, T.W.O. buys a journal to document their memories and capture their favorite quotes and experiences. The journal selection process is important; you just can’t select a book with paper in it. Below are some requirements that are needed:
– Hard cover
– Memorable quote or picture on the front, depicting the trip
– Wire ring binding
– 70+ pages
The main idea of the travel journal is to write about each day’s activities so that you can remember everything years later. Hotel and restaurant names, shopping stores and city neighborhoods are all noted in the book.
T.W.O. uses the travel journal to suggest places to friends and family traveling to the same destination. The most important part of the book is the “scrapbook” section, which has restaurant business cards, post cards, wine bottle labels, maps and anything else that comes across the way during T.W.O.’s travels. (There is even a smudge of chocolate from a croissant T.W.O. had in Paris in the travel journal!) Scotch tape is important to bring along so you can tape the items into the book that same day.
At the end of the trip, T.W.O. recaps their favorite memories and quotes. T.W.O. finds it important to document these experiences as soon as you can because as time goes own, details are forgotten. And just like the pioneers, these journals will be passed to future generations. From wagons, to cars, to trains to planes, we will see what the next century brings!