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Tuesday
Nov192013

i heart tuesday.

i took last week off and it shows!  i may have gotten a bit carried away with this week's list...good things, nothing but good things!

i heart this top, these earrings, this blanket, and plate for jewels.

i heart this sweater, photograph, and lamp.

i heart this coat, watch, and chair.

i heart this sweater, ring, and pillow.

i heart this sweater, boot, bag, and rug.

i heart this blouse, bracelet, and boot.

i am still not sure how i manage to not buy it all!  

xo mrs. french

Monday
Nov182013

a tastemaker sale on one kings lane

i am more than thrilled to be a part of a tastemaker sale on one kings lane.  one kings lane asked 4 of their favorite pinners to help "decorate" a room in a virtual dream home.  i was asked to curate a collection for the living room; which will include vintage rugs, artwork, furniture and accessories...all of which i long to have in my very own room.  the sale starts today at 6pm pst.  i will see you there...

xo mrs. french

Friday
Nov152013

father rabbit

i can't think of a better way to finish the week than to share really beautiful, practical, timeless homegoods.  father rabbit seems to hit all of those beautifully.  oh and white!  don't forget the white...

makes me want to can my own jams and bake a pie; all while listening to a crackling fire in my linen apron.

xo mrs. french

Thursday
Nov142013

blissful eats with tina jeffers: Kabocha squash and ricotta toasts  

A few years ago I had the pleasure of dining at ABC Kitchen in New York City.  It was one of my most memorable meals I had while visiting the city and the dish that stuck in my mind the most was the squash and ricotta toasts that I had as an appetizer.  There is nothing unusual about mashed squash but the addition of maple syrup and apple cider vinegar lends a sweet-tart depth of flavor that I don’t remember ever experiencing.  The squash would also make a wonderful side dish on it’s own, perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Kabocha squash and ricotta toasts        

 

Serves 4

 

From The New York Times

 

Ingredients:

 

2 pounds of kabocha or other winter squash, peeled, seeded and cut into ¼ inch pieces

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon dried chile flakes

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 yellow onion, peeled and thinly sliced

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ cup maple syrup

4 slices country bread, 1-inch thick

½ cup whole-milk ricotta

coarse salt

4 tablespoons fresh mint

Method:

 

Heat the oven to 450 degrees.  Combine the squash, ¼ cup olive oil, chile flakes, and 1 ½ teaspoons of salt in a bowl and toss well.  Transfer the mixture to a parchment-lined baking sheet and cook, stirring every few minutes, until tender and slightly browned, about 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and reduce the heat to 350 degrees.

 

Meanwhile, heat another ¼ cup olive oil over medium –high heat, add the onions and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are well-softened and brown, 15-20 minutes.  Add the vinegar and syrup, stir and reduce until syrupy and thick, for another 15 minutes; the mixture should resemble jam.

 

Combine the squash and onions in a bowl and smash with a fork until well combined.  Taste for seasoning and add more salt if desired.  

 

Spread the bread on a baking sheet and lightly coat both sides with the

Remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Bake until crisp and slightly golden brown 5-7 minutes.  Spread ricotta on toasts, and then top with the squash mixture.  Sprinkle with coarse salt and garnish with mint.

Wednesday
Nov132013

wee wednesday with lindsay: Baby it's cold out there!

We had snow this morning in New York City, real snow. While Juliette adored it and giggled all the way to school, it was a reminder to me that colder days are coming... what better time for a round up of some favorite cold weather picks to stock up on for your little one... 

1. I love a parka, for boys & girls, from Crewcuts 

2. Faux Fur Stole from Crewcuts, omg. 

 

3. Pima Cotton Draped Cardigan by Ever/After at Darling Clementine 

 

4. Fair Isle Hearts from Gap 

5. Polka Dot Coat from Zara 

 

6. Grey Hat from Zara

 

7. Vintage Sweater found on Etsy 

8. Bright yellow moccasins found on Etsy

Xx Lindsay