Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Party Ready Pantry: Herb Garden

Photo via Burpee

As a current condo dweller I don't have many options for a garden. We tried the tomatoes on the balcony thing last year and every single one was taken by the squirrels. My hubby declared war on the little rodents but I hate to say it...the squirrels won. Anywho, all future food growing will be done indoors! We started our new collection with the addition of a key lime tree and a meyer lemon tree. I am SO excited about them! Now it will be years before I'm turning out key lime pies but we do have another garden option that will come in handy this summer....herbs!  It is super easy and super convenient to grow fresh herbs indoors! They don't take up too much space and it doesn't take much to get your started. Plus, once your little garden is a'bloomin, you can ditch those old dried up herbs and use fresh instead! All it takes is a little snip and sprinkle to bring true summer flavor to your dishes. So what are you waiting for? Get your green thumb on and get to growin! Here are a few kits to get you started...

Via Burpee

Via Uncommon Goods

Via Uncommon Goods

Via Amazon

Via Williams Sonoma

Monday, April 9, 2012

Strange But True: Bacon Flavored Vodka

Photo via Bakon Vodka

My family and I had a delightful Easter brunch yesterday! The french toast, the eggs, the hash browns, the bacon vodka...what? Yes, bacon flavored vodka. When we sat down at the table I noticed a display on the table advertising the different cocktails offered for brunch. There were the usual suspects...mimosas and bellinis but there was also a bacon bloody mary made with bacon vodka. I immediately pictured little pigs basking in the sun sipping on vodka martinis. How else would they get bacon vodka? Clearly I'm not a vegetarian and I LOVE bacon. However, the jury is still out on this vodka. We did not try this drink as the price tag made it a tad unappealing but I did put it on my list of things to try one day. You can see even more bacon vodka recipes here!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sweet & Savory Brunch Menu

Brunch. How can you not love it? You can have breakfast food, lunch food, and dinner food all in one sitting! I put together this little brunch menu for your Easter celebration. It's got a little sweet and a little savory and a touch of wow to impress your guests! And don't be intimidated by the terrine. It's kinda just a fancy word for jello with fruit. Fancy..hehe:)

Ham & Blackberry Jam Biscuit

Sundried Tomato & Herb Baked Eggs

Citrus Berry Terrine

Spicy Carrot Sunrise Mimosa
Happy Brunching!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dress My Dishes: Spring into Easter!

I can't believe Easter is this weekend! It seems like just yesterday I was stuffing my face with chocolate pancakes on Fat Tuesday! I love Easter because it means summer is right around the corner. So, I have put together a very colorful dress my dishes for this weekend's festivities.'s all from Pier 1! They've had some super cute stuff lately and their commercials crack me up. You know the ones where the stuff talks to the customer? Yeah, I feel like that happens to me sometimes..hehe. Don't judge:)

Via Pier 1
Side note....sorry for my lack o' posts last week! I have been super busy working on a new blog project that will be coming along very soon!! I am so excited about it! In the mean time, things here might be a tiny bit slow! You can always keep in touch on my Kate Marie Paperie facebook page. I would LOVE to hear from you!