10.19.2014

Easy Orzo Carbonara

Sunday Night - a new week is looming and I can't help but start running to do lists in my mind. Cooking always helps calm me down.

This Sunday I thought I would tackle a new recipe, Orzo Carbonara.

I'm sharing it because it was easy and it's super yummy!

What you need:

6 oz of Bacon - cut into 1/2" pieces*
1/2 cup of Whipping Cream
5 cups of Low Sodium Chicken Stock 
                       - make sure you use low sodium or instead use less stock and more water
1 cup of Grated Parmesan
1 pound of Orzo
2 tablespoons of Butter
2 pinches of Thyme

*I substituted Turkey Bacon it works just fine but you may need to add a bit more butter

How you make it:
  1. Cook the bacon until crispy
  2. Set the cooked bacon aside, reserve one tablespoon of the fat
  3. Cook the butter until just brown, about 2 minutes
  4. Add the orzo and 4 1/2 cups of stock
  5. Cook the orzo until the stock is almost absorbed but don't let the orzo overcook
  6. Add the whipping cream and bring to a simmer
  7. Add Parmesan, Thyme and season with salt and Pepper as desired
  8. You can add the additional of stock as desired.
The Finished Product!


*Recipe Credit: Original Recipe from Epicurious via Bon Appetit then tweaked by moi!



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10.16.2014

Friday Love List - Plum Coloured Inspiration!



"You can have whatever you want if you dress for it," 
- Edith Head


One of my favourite colours for fall is plum. I love wearing Plum, it gets me out of my usual black, white and grey rut. It is the perfect neutral to compliment the gorgeous tones that come along with fall. Dressed up or down it's perfect!

Why not start the weekend with some beautiful plum-inspired picks?
  • This shirt is perfect, I'm a sucker for a high-low hem

  • Hello! Who wouldn't want a Plum coloured dining room?
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  • This Plum coloured lounge is calling for some relaxing
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  • Let's finish off with some gorgeous plum pants!





10.14.2014

Cozy up with my favourite fireplaces

A beautiful fireplace is an interior designer's dream. It is the perfect centrepiece to decorate with. For me a fireplace makes every house feel like a home.

That being said, with snow just around the corner (yikes!), I thought I would share my favourite fireplaces at the moment. So grab a cup of tea, turn on your own fireplace, and enjoy! 











I hope you are all warm and toasty now! 

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