Monday, February 23, 2009
Today as I was browsing through a shopping website called ThisNext I found the vintage looking PAN AM luggage shown above. I got a little carried away. I started looking up vintage luggage. I LOVE the red mini bag by Samsonite, they have an entire line of vintage looking pieces...who knew! A quick seach on Etsy reveals dozens of genuine vintage pieces that are affordable too. I also found a blog article where a girl bought a white leather round case like the cornflower blue one above for her wedding. That would be such a cute bag to carry when heading out from your wedding reception!
Friday, February 20, 2009
It's also fun and easy to pack the couscous full of fresh veggies and herbs to make a filling and flavorful dish. Try mixing up the vegetables and herbs to incorporate your favorite flavors. Add a green salad and dinner rolls and you have a meal!
- 1 zucchini or yellow squash
- 1 bell pepper, yellow or orange are mild in flavor
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 cup dry couscous
- 1 Tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Olive oil
Cut vegetables into bite sized pieces. In a saute pan, cook vegetables in olive oil over medium heat until just softened, about 5 minutes. Turn heat down to low, add crushed garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan bring 1 cup water, butter and salt to a boil. Remove from heat. Add couscous and parsley. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork, add cooked vegetables and lemon juice. Mix well.