Sunday, September 18, 2011
warming up your home for fall
The weather really turned around here this week. I'm sitting here in a thick, chunky sweater and boots. Last Sunday I was wearing a sundress at the beach! It's crazy how fast things can turn. My computer has been on the fritz so I've been living without it for days while my husband wiped it clean and has been slowly reinstalling everything. I've tried to be patient! It feels like such a treat to be able to sit hear on the sofa for a minute and poke around online. Not having a computer left me time to prepare my home for fall. I've been wanting to add texture in the form of baskets, throws, and pillows. I also had time to try a few new recipes. I have so much to share with you since I've been off of my computer! I hope you enjoy this extra long post while we catch up!
While visiting my favorite spot in Southern California this summer, Huntington Beach, we went to a cute restaurant for lunch right along the bike path. My husband ordered a sandwich which he raved about so I took a picture of the menu description of it and tried to recreate a gluten free version of it this weekend. The sandwich called for roasted turkey, brie, arugula, and tomato, apricot chutney. I found a recipe for the chutney online which was delicious on the sandwiches.
This recipe was found on Eating Well and is super fast and easy to make.
Apricot- Tomato Chutney
1 14oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1/4 c chopped, dried apricots
1 T lemon juice
1/8 t crushed red pepper
Place tomatoes, apricots, lemon juice, and crushed pepper in a skillet on med-high heat and stir occasionally until the sauce thickens into a chutney. Let cool and spread on your bread before layering on the other ingredients.
And just for fun I thought I'd show you a few of my favorite finds for fall and where to find them.
1. and 2. are from Studio Patro which is my FAVORITE place for kitchen tea towels, aprons, and market bags
3. the pasta bowls from brookfarm general store are beautiful!
4. is a great smelling candle for fall found at Anthropologie
5. and 6. are two great finds from Pottery Barn. The basket is from the beach comber collection.
Then just add a large bouquet of sunflowers from your local farmer's market and your home is all cozied up for fall!
Pretty soon we'll have a crackling fire blazing! I love that smell AND that sound!!