Jul 31, 2012

illegal arrangement

Sometimes you've gotta work with what you've got. And sometimes, what you've got technically belongs to the Coastal North Carolina Preservation Society. But a slight technicality can't hold me down. So, last week when my beachfront hors d'oeuvres table was looking a bit grim, I did what any resourceful hostess would do - went hunting through the dunes for my centerpiece. A mason jar, sea oats and some wildflowers - not too bad for a last minute arrangement!

Jul 30, 2012

zucchini and summer squash pizza

A light and seasonal za was an easy choice for the first dinner in our new apartment. Tossing the thin slices of zucchini and squash in lemon juice before layering them on top to bake added an unexpected  but delicious little somethin' somethin'. Rao's marinara served as the base and as always, it did not disappoint. 

Dessert was a bit simpler: two pints of Haagen Dazs, four spoons, and one seriously incredible new "front porch"!