Friday, March 30, 2012

Homemade Green Juice Recipe

I love those green juices they sell at the supermarket when I need a nourishing snack on the run. But what's even better is making my own green juice at home! This recipe comes from my ayurveda loving friend, and its a favorite of mine. Its made from a few simple ingredients that I almost always have on hand in my kitchen. Perhaps the best thing about this homemade green juice recipe is that you don't need a juicer to make it!

Green Juice Recipe

1 apple, cored and quartered
1/2 inch peeled fresh ginger
juice of half a lemon
2 handfuls baby spinach

Pulse all of the above in a blender along with 1 to 2 cups filtered water (enough so that it all blends easily). Blend on medium speed for 30 seconds or so.

For a thick, fiber rich drink, drink as it is. Or for a smoother juice, pour the mix through a fine mesh sieve, swirling the ingredients around and pressing with a spoon to extract all the liquid.

Drink up, or pack it up in a ball jar for a cleansing and refreshing juice on the go.

I'll be on the go soon myself, heading down to Brooklyn this weekend to celebrate a dear friend's birthday, then off to D.C. where I will likely take a thousand photos of cherry blossoms which will soon take over this blog. You've been warned!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

favorite things

clean sheets = favorite thing

{Hotel rooms are strange places. Though, it was nice to have my bed made everyday.}


simple food = favorite thing

{After three days of eating catered conference food, all I want is lemon rice.}

Sunday, March 25, 2012

happy place

I found this image hidden away in my cell phone photo gallery. August sun, monstrous tomato plants, my dear friend Allison in her garden.

Immediately following this moment, we feasted on the biggest & most delicious tomato ever.

Friday, March 23, 2012


I went to the Creative Mornings Boston breakfast this morning, and this quote has been stuck with me ever since.

Churchill was quoted to me this morning by one Mr. Ted Page. This photograph was taken by Frank Hurley in 1915 and is aptly titled "The impenetrable icefield which prevented us from reaching the land." On this trip to the Antarctic, Hurley and the expedition were marooned in the cold for two years. Eventually he made it home, photographed two world wars, and made several films. Today his photographs are held in archives all over the world.

For heaven's sake, let's all go out and fail at something today. Make it big. And enjoy every second of it.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

time for a walk

I have to warn you, I am about to totally nerd out on spring. As soon as the spring bulbs begin poking their green leaves out of the ground, I become a hopeless romantic. Love is in the air, I'm swooning down the sidewalk, and its easy to see the magic everywhere I point my camera. Every morning this week I've been staring down at the ground in the tiny front yard of our 6 unit apartment building (my neighbors must think I'm crazy.) I was out there again this morning, looking for a sign of life from the bulbs I buried last autumn.

And suddenly, there she was!

I don't even know if its a tulip or a hyacinth or a creature from inner earth, I just know that its amazing.

I took a morning walk up my street. I photographed this magnolia tree 4 days ago,

and here it is again this morning.

Reach for the sky, pink magnolia buds!

The trees on Montebello Road have yet to sprout their leaves, but I can wait. It is March afterall. I'll keep you posted. I hope you take a few minutes today to have a walk around your own neighborhood.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

first day of spring

Daffodils are always welcome on my kitchen table, I know its springtime when the fresh cut buds start showing up in my neighbors front yards and in little buckets at the grocery store. The cadbury eggs have been in the store for weeks now, but I know we've finally made it through the winter when these lovely narcissus make their appearance. 

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 19, 2012