archive: October, 2010

now that the boxes are unpacked and the kitchen is stocked, we can get back to some of ghtr’s usuals.  i feel like it’s been ages since i’ve been able to share a recipe with you!  our lovely neighbor gave us a gigantic butternut squash last week, and i’ve been using it for quite a few meals- and this one is a keeper.  it’s the best pasta i’ve ever made.  the best..? yes, yes, the best.

butternut squash and walnut pasta

this meal envelops you with the season’s best.  i served it with an easy apple crisp for dessert and felt that fall had officially arrived.  it’s so rich, different and comforting- it warms you up from the inside out!

ingredients:

  • - 1/2 lb whole wheat pasta
  • - 1 butternut squash (about 3 cups), skinned and cubed
  • - 3/4 cup of finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • - 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • - 1/4 cup honey
  • - 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • - 4 tbs olive oil
  • - salt and pepper to taste
  • - 2 cloves of garlic, minced

butternut squash and walnut pasta

directions:

preheat oven to 425F. place the butternut squash in a bowl and toss with 2 tbs olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.  place on a pan and roast in the oven until tender; about 40 mins.  meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the salted water after the pasta is finished.  in a pan, saute the garlic in the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil until fragrant, about 1 minute.  add the butternut squash, walnuts, nutritional yeast and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted.  add the 1 cup of reserved pasta water.  add the pasta and toss to cover- serve and enjoy!

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dark decor

October 19, 2010

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i’m not sure if it’s just that time of year, or if i’m ready for a change from my previous white and beige era, but i’ve begun to fall in love with darker decor.  there’s something about winter hibernation, early darkness and warm drinks that go along with comfortable accents of black and cozy dark walls. in our new place, i am splashing about more bright colors than usual (you’ll see them soon, i promise!), but i am still drawn to dark accents.  the mere fact that we’re not allowed to paint our stark white walls is probably making me long for a can of black paint even more- but that will just be my design challenge- furniture, rugs and art it is!

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karine leger photography

October 18, 2010

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karine léger -photography

karine légar’s work makes me feel feminine and pretty but dark and mysterious all at the same time.  a photographer and painter based out of montréal, she makes me feel like i have a secret, as though i’m hiding something (though i’m not sure quite what).  to see more of her intriguing work, visit her website or flickr page, maybe you have a secret, too?

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sponsor welcome: 2 frog home

October 18, 2010

Posted by in lifestyle

2 frog home

kathie authors 2 frog home where you’ll find her writing about living the simple life, stocking her pantry and cooking up a storm.  with advice about everything from balancing your budget to doing driveway yoga, she’s a feel good get-your-life-on-track kinda gal.  next year, she’ll even be releasing a cookbook! to get a sneak peek, check out her recipes for vanilla apple cobbler, squash millet bake and herb infused honey.

interested in advertising on going home to roost? click here to find out more!

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skinny jeans & big sweaters

name brand newbies: anthropologie look, bloomingdale’s sweater & knits, 7 for all mankind look, urban skinny jeans

skinny jeans & big sweaters

get the look for less! indie alternatives:

row 1: sweater leggings, vintage buttercup sweater

row2: vintage rose sweater, ruched leggings, slouchy sweater

row 3: black stilleto boots, pazzo boots, winter wool sweater

happy friday! love, bonnie

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decorating with stripes

October 15, 2010

Posted by in home decor

in lieu of this week’s earlier post on my latest love of stripes, i thought i would put together a collage of handmade striped goodies for your home.  if you want just a splash of lines, here’s a little something for you!

decorating with stripes

row 1: bird tea towel, faux deer head, up in the sky

row 2: diamond rug, blue striped tote, striped runner

row 3: french ticking pillow, chevron pillow covers,

row 4: nautical napkins, yellow blue striped bird, black and white striped pillow covers

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fall trendspotting: native influences

name brand newbies: free people tote, free people boots, urban outfitters poncho, spool no. 72 tote

fall trendspotting: native influences

indie alternatives:

row 1: aztec poncho ($32), fern bandeau ($22), vintage beaded belt ($18)

row 2: waterfall necklace ($15), native girl ($22), feather necklace (19.99)

row 3: ethnic pendant necklace ($13), indian handbag ($18), bohemian mini dress ($48)

row 4: little native purse ($10), moccasin boots ($38)

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lune’s diy notebook jacket

October 14, 2010

diy notebook jacket

it’s just that time of year.  summer playing and time at the beach are long gone and it’s time to start thinking about this winter’s hibernation (unless you’re on the other side of the globe, happy spring to you!). what better way to start the season then with a cup of cider and a new handmade notebook to start jotting down your winterisms in? jill from lune wrote this great tutorial on how to turn an old notebook and a thrifted tea towel into one of these snuggly journals.  off to thrift i go (as if i needed an excuse..)!

what is one of your favorite ways to welcome cool weather?

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