hooray for friday! it’s been a long week. i’m soooo looking forward to the weekend when i can put my feet up and take a snooze. it’s time for a little r&r. but before we slide into saturday, it’s time for a friday night barbeque. chicken tzatziki bowls are on the menu. yogurt-marinated grilled chicken served over quinoa and cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives with tzatziki and Feta. what about a long beach iced tea? it’s a variation of the infamous long island iced tea substituting cranberry juice for the cola. it’s quite refreshing. the perfect drink after a long day.
per usual i’m zipping off to the grocery store for a few ingredients. fridays are always about casual ease, so i chose a pair of boardwalk shorts from Ann Taylor, striped shirt (old, similar here and here), the cutest pair of seersucker sandals last seen here. and an adorable round cornhusk and canvas handbag from Talbots. round handbags are everywhere this spring. so if you’re in the mood to add a trendy handbag to your collection this one will serve you well straight through fall.
all the fixings for a long beach iced tea. gin, vodka, rum, tequila and triple sec make this a one and done drink.
there’s a little salsa garden growing with tomatoes, peppers, and herbs.
our first crop of the year.
there’s nothing quite like cooking with herbs from your own garden.
melamine dishes are the perfect choice for spring and summer outdoor dining. this set is from Ballard Designs. the napoleonic bee glasses are from Macy’s. they’re my first choice of glassware when company is coming. stemmed water glasses add subtle sophistication. and laguiole flatware is ideal for casual dining.
perfect summer meal. the recipe calls for chicken thighs which are tender and juicy.
TGIF! oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend. cheers!