bit of life : relaxation needed

My life has been in full force the past few weeks. Hope you, my loves, don’t mind me taking a bit of time off. What plans do you have? Are you cooking anything special? Enjoying the luxuries of a spa?
I promise I have so much for you to feast on next week, including party favors, chocolate and wine. Have a fabulous, long weekend!

recipe : sun-dried tomatoes

I can’t get enough of tomatoes. I love them so much, that I often buy too many and then get overwhelmed as they start to get wrinkly and mushy. The worst is when you have one rotting tomato, it rots everything else around it! This is exactly why I like to make sun-dried tomatoes. I chop them up really fine and add them to salads, pastas or pizza. Most of the time I use them for my pesto! I’m sure you’ll figure out, sooner or later, how to work these strips of antioxidants into your meals.

vogue : Karl Lagerfeld

Good news. You know that Chanel blouse you’ve been eyeing for four years now? You know, the one that you would have to give up eating for 9 years to afford or move into your parents basement? Well, Karl Lagerfeld just designed a new collection for Macy’s Impulse [in stores as of yesterday!]. The same sass and class you fancy from Chanel is translated in Lagerfeld’s collection and fits the budget. Kids, these are bold looks, but embrace that concrete catwalk as you go to work.
Images via: Macy’s

recipe : pestos

Pestos are perfect for canapés, pastas, seafood, oh I can go on forever. My mom always has me make a huge container full so she can freeze it. Pestos are just concentrations of everything delicious and I would like to share two recipes that I always have available in my refrigerator, basil pesto and the sundried-tomato pesto.

2 recipes? I know, you’re in for a treat.

recipe : summer turkey burger

This is my favorite ever summer BBQ meal. We host and attend a ton of BBQs throughout the summer and I’m always told to make these. They’re light, cheesy and actually filled with vegetables making them naturally moist.