Posted: Apr 29 2020
Mix & Match
1975 retro caravan “Ellie” is a charming and hospitable meeting point for all the Mountainbikers and people living in the Brook and Nelson. Campers, travellers, hikers and all the dogs from the neighbourhood... The “ Just be Caravan” loves to serve them yummy drinks and snacks and listen to their exciting stories.She also works as a little Nelson based, “Kaikoura Artisan Cheese” store. Orders can be picked up here and products like cheesecakes in a glass, made with “Fluffy Clouds” goats cheese curd and fresh seasonal berries and fruits, can be tasted at the caravan. Contact Annette if you have any enquiries for creative dessert options or wedding cakes.https://www.facebook.com/elliethecaravan/
Posted: Apr 27 2020
True, some vegan recipes call for homegrown beets and hand-ground buckwheat. But as this no-fuss pasta proves, a delicious plant-based meal is only 20 minutes away.
“This is something I could easily make on a weeknight,” says Anthropologie Art Director Halligan Norris. “The fresh pesto only takes a couple minutes, and the flavor is amazing.”
For the pasta
3/4 pound dried farfalle pasta
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 shallots, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 red chili, finely chopped
1 bunch broccolini, trimmed and cut into small pieces
1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
2 big handfuls of Tuscan kale, stems removed and torn into chunks
1/2 cup white wine
For the pesto
2 tablespoons capers
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
Zest of one lemon
Handful of parsley
Handful of basil
Handful of pine nuts
- 1) Cook the pasta until al dente, reserving one cup of cooking water.
- 2) Place a large pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the shallots, garlic, and chili; toss in the oil and cook one minute, until fragrant. Add the broccolini and fennel and cook a few minutes, until ingredients begin to caramelize.
- 3) Add the kale to the pan, then pour in the wine to deglaze. Continue to cook, allowing kale to wilt.
- 4) To make the pesto, combine all ingredients in a blender and process (or use a mortar and pestle for a more textured pesto).
- 5) Add the pesto and reserved cooking water to the pan, stirring to combine. Turn off the heat, then add the pasta. Before serving, add a squeeze of lemon juice and black pepper to taste.
Posted: Apr 27 2020Even if you're stuck at home, you can continue to express yourself through your favorite clothes. Is your day filled with fun at-home activities with the little ones? Consider cozy-and-colorful outfits. Are you working from home? Choose tops and accessories that bring you joy – and are just-stylish-enough for those video conference calls.
Posted: Apr 27 2020
5 Steps to a Perfectly Layered Outfit
- Start with a basic top or button-down shirt. Opt for neutral colors or a striped top.
- Start to add layers. You can add a sweater, a cardigan or a blazer on top. If you love color, now it’s time to add it to the mix.
- If it’s really cold outside, put a jacket or coat over your second layer. If you chose a colorful second layer, go back to neutral colors for the jacket or coat. You can opt for the classic black or for an autumnal color. Think olive green, camel or maroon. On the other hand, if the rest of your outfit is neutral, you can wear a statement jacket or coat for a much-needed pop of color. You can opt for autumnal colors here as well. Instead of muted colors, opt for bright colors such as yellow, orange or purple.
- Add a scarf! No fall outfit is complete without a scarf! It is the cherry on top of your outfit cake.
- Last step – accessories. Choose your favorite accessories, make sure they match your outfit, and you’re ready to go.