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June 2016

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Will Travel…

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J. Crew Palm Tree Pumps on Palm Wallpaper | Deco Tartelette
To a place with fantastic wallpaper…

J. Crew RATTI Pumps | Deco Tartelette
To a place with GOOD coffee

J. Crew Ratti Into the Wild Print Pumps via Deco Tartelette
To a place where one can lounge poolside, cocktail in hand…

J. Crew Ratti Heels | Deco Tartelette
To a place with banana chocolate bomboloni…

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…and to a place one calls home…

Photography by Cassie Winslow

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Sunday

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June 2016

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LALA Land…

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free people hat via deco tartelette
Soaking up the sun…
Hat: Free People

republique los angeles via deco tartelette
Republique is always a must whenever we are in town…great coffee and treats in the morning, fabulous cocktails and nibbles in the evening..

Madewell Striped Dress Deco Tartelette
Wandering around Venice in this cozy dress…

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An early morning walk around Venice Beach, coffee from Menotti’s in hand…

Agua Fresca LA Original Farmer's Market Fairfax Deco Tartelette
Agua fresca from the Original Farmer’s Market…I went with the cantaloupe…

cofax donuts los angeles | deco tartelette
Breakfast burritos, iced coffee, and these delicious house made donuts from Cofax

panama hat via deco tartelette
Panama Hat: J.Crew, Jeans: Madewell, Top: Madewell, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

berries santa monica farmer's market via deco tartelette
Beautiful pine berries at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market…

Until next time, Los Angeles, my love…

Photography by Cassie Winslow + Nicholas Winslow

Wednesday

22

June 2016

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Fig Agua Fresca

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Fig Agua Fresca | Deco Tartelette
Agua frescas have to be one of the most refreshing beverages…I could sip on this fruity delight all day, everyday!

Fig Agua Fresca Deco Tartelette
I typically use melon or berries when I make homemade agua fresca so I decided to branch out and try something different. Fig Agua Fresca is sooooo delicious. I added fresh lemon juice to balance the sweetness of the figs and only a touch of honey…serve over ice and garnish with a slice of fig for the ultimate summer refreshment. Of course add a splash of your favorite spirit if you are craving a cocktail. Cheers and happy summer!

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Fig Agua Fresca
Ingredients:
Serves 4
1 pint of organic figs, halved
2 cups filtered water
Organic honey to taste
Juice from 2 organic lemons
Slices of fig for garnish

Black Mission Fig Agua Fresca | Deco Tartelette
Directions:
Blend the figs in a blender. Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Add water and lemon juice. Taste. Add honey to taste (I added a generous tablespoon). Mix. Chill. Serve in tumbler of your choice (I used these beauties…). Add a splash of vodka if you are feeling adventurous…cheers!

Photography + Recipe by Cassie Winslow

Monday

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June 2016

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Wednesday

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June 2016

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Pluot Greyhounds

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Pluot Greyhound Cocktails | Deco Tartelette
This cocktail is super simple to create and utterly satisfying to boot! How fun to add a simple twist to a classic you love! Greyhounds are my go-to summer cocktail and the addition of pluots makes them even more tasty…I hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Pluot Greyhound Cocktails | Deco Tartelette
Pluot Greyhounds
For each cocktail…

Ingredients:
1/4 cup freshly-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
2 ounces gin (or vodka if you prefer)
Juice from 1/2 pluot (reserve a few slices for garnish)
Handful of ice

Pluot Greyhound Cocktails | Deco Tartelette
Directions:
Place all ingredients in a tumbler of your choice. Stir. Garnish with slices of pluot…

Pluot Greyhounds | Deco Tartelette
Oh and how pretty are these poppies? We have loads in our garden currently…they are so colorful and happy!

Happy (almost) summer!

Recipe + Photography by Cassie Winslow
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Monday

6

June 2016

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To the Pacific Northwest…

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Peonies at Pike Place Market Seattle | Deco Tartelette
We just returned from a very quick jaunt to the Pacific Northwest! We drove from the Central Coast to Seattle and back within a few days…it was filled with family visits, loads of time in the car, and of course, good food AND coffee!

Bar Melusine Seattle | Deco Tartelette
I absolutely loved the decor at Bar Melusine in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle…

Bar Melusine Seattle | Deco Tartelette
THAT tile and THOSE chairs….all so lovely…

General Porpoise Donuts Seattle | Deco Tartelette
The donuts at General Porpoise were delicious…we ordered the Chocolate Marshmallow and Lemon Curd…

General Porpoise Donuts Seattle | Deco Tartelette
I loved the character of the place…there was so much thought put into every element, like a piece of art. How adorable is this portrait?!

Ellenos Greek Yogurt PIke Place Seattle | Deco Tartelette
When in Seattle, one must make a stop at Pike Place Market…the flower stands were overflowing with peonies! And this house-made Greek yogurt with marionberry jam from Ellenos was sublime!

Magazine stand at Pike Place Market Seattle | Deco Tartelette
I left with stacks of independent magazines (which I miss having constant access to as I did when living in Los Angeles…The Gentlewoman and Lula, just to name a few)

Sweet Peas at Pike Place Market via Deco Tartelette
And the sweet peas were stunning and incredibly fragrant…in every color of the rainbow…

Good Coffee Portland, Oregon | Deco Tartelette
On our way home, we made a quick stop in Portland for some road trip fuel including a cup of Good Coffee

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Good coffee…good tile…you can shop these very summer-friendly pumps here…I have also been living in these jeans…

Slow squeeze Juice Portland Deco Tartelette
There are pods of food trucks throughout Portland and Slow Squeeze Juice was a must…I ordered the Honeydew Melon + Fennel which I guzzled and finished within minutes…

Pips Original Donuts Portland, Oregon | Deco Tartelette
Pip’s Original is a donut and chai spot in Portland…we ordered a half dozen and grabbed a chai for the road…

Vintage records | Deco Tartelette
Our last stop on our way home was a special one…my 97 year-old grandfather gave a lecture on jazz, complete with improvisational singing and ragtime stories…it was such a treat…

What are some of your favorite spots in the Pacific Northwest?

Photography by Cassie Winslow

Saturday

4

June 2016

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Crepes Suzette with Grapefruit + Nasturtium Butter and Caramelized Apricots

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Crepes Suzette | Deco Tartelette
Crepes are my thing…they are so easy, delicate, pretty, and of course, delicious…
Crepes Suzette are quite a decadent delight…each crepe is folded and pan-fried in bright, citrus butter…the nasturtiums in our garden are exploding currently…aren’t they beautiful?! So many different colors AND we just planted pink nasturtiums….can’t wait to experiment with those beauties!
Happy Crepe making!

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Crepes Suzette
Crepes: Makes 8 Crepes
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups sifted organic all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon rose salt
2 organic large eggs
2 cups organic whole milk
2 tablespoons melted, cooled grapefruit + nasturtium butter (recipe below)
Juice from 1/2 organic grapefruit
Additional 8 tablespoons grapefruit + nasturtium butter (recipe below)
2 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons floral sugar
3 large, organic apricots, sliced
1 tablespoon brandy

Directions:
Melt 2 tablespoons butter and allow to cool. Sift the flour and place in a large bowl. Add the salt, eggs, milk, and cooled butter to the flour. Whisk until smooth. Pour batter through a fine mesh strainer using a rubber spatula. Let batter sit in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight. Lightly butter a non-stick crepe pan and cook each crepe over medium-heat using 1/4 cup batter. Try to make the crepes as thin as you can. Let cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until little golden dots begin to form. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep warm.

Once you have made all of the crepes, it’s time to pan-fry. In the same pan, add about 1 tablespoon of Grapefruit + Nasturtium butter, 1/2 teaspoon floral sugar, and a splash of grapefruit juice for each crepe…once the mixture has melted and combined, fold crepe in quarters and pan-fry for about 1 minute on each side, adding a few slices of apricot for the last minute. Once you are done frying the crepes, place on a platter of your choice. Again using the same pan, add the rest of the grapefruit juice, brandy, and additional 2 tablespoons of sugar to create a syrup…pour over each crepe once combined and slightly thickened. Garnish each crepe with apricot slices and grapefruit zest…
Crepes Suzette with Grapefruit + Nasturtium Butter and Apricots |  Deco Tartelette
Grapefruit + Nasturtium Butter
Ingredients:
Zest from 1/2 organic grapefruit
5 organic, edible nasturtium flower petals
1 cup organic unsalted butter
Pinch of rose salt
Directions:
Place ingredients in food processor and pulse until combined. Store in the fridge and use within a week. Serve atop warm crepes. Enjoy!

Photography + Recipe by Cassie Winslow

Saturday

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May 2016

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Rainier Cherry + Rose Hip Lemonade Cocktail

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Rainier Cherry + Rose Hip Lemonade Cocktail | Deco Tartelette
I love having a large pitcher of fresh lemonade in the fridge all summer long. It’s fun to try different varieties by adding different fruits and edible flowers. One of my favorites is my classic lavender lemonade…for this recipe, I switched it up by adding fresh Rainier cherries and rose hips instead of lavender petals. It sure is tasty! Cheers!

Rainier Cherry + Rose Hip Lemonade Cocktail
Ingredients:
5-7 organic lemons, juiced (you will need about 1 cup)
1/2 cup organic, Rainier cherries, pitted and muddled
1/4 cup Rose Hip Simple Syrup (recipe below)
Filtered water
2 ounces of vodka per cocktail

Directions
:
Place lemon juice, muddled cherries + simple syrup in an extra large ball jar or pitcher. Stir. Slowly add 1/2 cup water until you find the combination you enjoy. Store in the fridge.
To make the cocktail, simply place 1 cup of the cherry lemonade in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Add 2 ounces of vodka. Shake! Strain into a tumbler of your choice. Cheers!

Rainier Cherry + Rose Hip Lemonade Cocktail | Deco Tartelette
Rose Hip Simple Syrup
You will need:
2 cups organic sugar
1 cup filtered water
1 tablespoon of organic dried, edible rose hips
Place all ingredients in a pot over the stove and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat so the mixture is simmering…simmer for 5 minutes or until the mixture has reduced to a syrup. Let cool and store in the fridge in a squeaky clean glass bottle.

Rainer Cherry + Rose Hip Lemonade Cocktail | Deco Tartelette

Photography + Recipe by Cassie Winslow
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