the first week of march has come and gone. we are springing forward this weekend and feeling the spring vibes—even if the temps are low and the skies are cloudy. it has been hard to soak up that vitamin d here in Athens this winter: we’ve had so much rain! but all that Florida sunshine energized me, and i am excited for a spring refresh here at home and a spring wardrobe refresh.
speaking of refreshing, today’s recipe features a dressing made with whole lemons for tons of fresh, bright and tangy flavor. you will want to be sure to read on for the recipe. we have a summery cocktail on the menu; the classic mojito and its mocktail counterpart: the “nojito”. are you ready to kick off Friday? let’s do it!
this week i am adding a pop of color to my OOTD and having some fun with stripes! a classic striped button down pairs with slim wide-leg denim jeans from J.Crew. i love to mix stripes with stripes and these jeans are a great alternative to white jeans. my color pop today comes from a hot pink cardigan and pink ballet flats (similars here, here, and i’ve also sourced some similars in red below as the one’s i’m wearing are last season). you may recall ballet flats from my trip to Florida when i paired them with white Bermuda shorts and a pink striped popover top.
this recipe is by Alison Roman and was featured on the New York Times Cooking website. such a simple and easy way to prepare salmon. the dressing is bright and savory. perfect for dinner, or even lunch; the dish is essentially a bibb lettuce salad with baked salmon. it came together in about half an hour and is delicious warm or cold.
this recipe is for the classic mojito and making it a “nojito” – cleverly, a mojito without the rum, is simple. to make this a nojito, i muddled the lime juice and mint without the rum and i topped the shaken mixture with 7Up, but you could top it with lime sparkling water or any other citrus soda or sparkling water you like.
for both mojito and nojito i used a little agave syrup instead of sugar or honey. start small with the agave, it is a bit sweeter and since i prefer my drinks less sweet, i only used about a teaspoon.
well ladies, that’s a wrap for this week’s fridays with oscar. let me know if you make any of the recipes featured today, and what you think! we have spring on our minds here at the blog, so stay tuned for fresh recipes, spring style and home decor all month long. and join us all month for a spring wardrobe refresh. oscar, ollie and i wish all you a lovely weekend.