another friday rolls around and we bid adieu to another week. i have had a busy week over here at the blog. we have been talking about home organization. this week, we started with a look at my kitchen. we have also been talking about all things summer fashion. whether it’s how to wear denim this summer, or how to wear a blazer this summer – the season is officially here this sunday. today we are going to stick with our casual cool, i have an easy hummus recipe to share and the cocktail is a delicious julep, just perfect to beat the heat! join us today as we keep it easy like friday morning. we’re talking how to wear a cardigan this summer.
how to wear a cardigan this summer
i have my linen striped drawstring shorts (similar here) back in action today for a casual, cool outfit. perfect for lounging and taking care of things at home. today i am pairing my shorts with a crewneck and a linen cardigan. both are lightweight and so comfortable.
i used to make my own hummus all the time. it’s my go-to healthy snack. it’s great on salads too! recently, i discovered that my favorite hummus brand used sunflower oil in its recipe. sunflower oil is high in omega-6 which can contribute to inflammation in the body. it’s important to me to avoid foods that cause inflammation, so my favorite hummus was off my list.
i decided it was time to pull out the food processor and make my own hummus – with olive oil.
hummus is a blank canvas for all kinds of toppings too. today we have olive tapenade, chimichurri sauce, a drizzle of olive oil and pine nuts. every bite can be a different flavor experience. grab your favorite veggies and it’s a great appetizer or light lunch.
- 1 15 oz can of chickpeas drained and rinsed in warm water
- 1/3 cup Tahini
- 2-4 tbsp cold water (more if needed)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- toppings of your choice
in a food processor, process water, tahini, salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic. puree until smooth.
add the chickpeas and process until smooth, about 4 minutes. if it's too thick, add more water until it's at desired consistency.
Romeo and Julep
a classic mint julep is evocative of a warm day, spent outside, under an umbrella, just enjoying the afternoon. today’s cocktail is from a fun cocktail recipe book called Tequila Mockingbird, by Tim Federle. all of the cocktails are based on literary classics. this one is based on Romeo and Juliet and it definitely captures the romance of a summer day.
Romeo and Julep
- 6 sprigs fresh mint, washed
- 1 tsp light brown sugar
- 1/2 oz peach schnapps i swapped in peach liqueur
- 1.5 oz bourbon
- 1 12oz can of lemon lime soda i swapped in lemon sparkling water
in a tall glass muddle mint, sugar and schnapps until sugar is dissolved
add ice and bourbon, pour in the soda to the top of the glass.
fridays with oscar
i hope you have a moment to enjoy the first days of summer this weekend. summer’s start is gorgeous here in athens, so we will soak up the mild temps as long as we can. be sure to stay tuned to the blog as we gear up for summer and fourth of july. we will continue exploring tips and tricks for home organization and design, and of course more summer fashion! oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a wonderful weekend!