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Thursday

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March 2017

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Sunshine has arrived…

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Glorious bright pink Ranunculus| Deco Tartelette
Glorious ranunculus and my favorite new heels

J. Crew Signet Bag | Deco Tartelette
Tried the newest coffee shop in town, Cat + Cloud, which did not disappoint…and a lady can’t have too many pink bags

Blooming Magnolias | Deco Tartelette
The magnolias are starting to bloom all over town…

Self Portrait Azaelea Dress in Black | Deco Tartelette
Frolicking through the blossoms at this time last year…

Line + Dot Tweed Blazer via Anthropologie | Deco Tartelette
Late afternoon {decaf} coffee runs have become part of the daily routine…where even the wallpaper is verdant.

Verve Coffee Santa Cruz | Deco Tartelette
I’m loving this lively installation at Verve Coffee in Santa Cruz…

Lilac Palomas | Deco Tartelette
Looking forward to shaking up some Lilac Palomas soon!

Spring blooms | Deco Tartelette
Spring is my absolute favorite time of year…it’s a dream come true to be surrounded by flowers. What are your favorite spring blooms?

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{Look 2}: Tweed Blazer: Line + Dot, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Earrings: Anthropologie, Silk Tunic: Anthropologie

Photography by Cassie Winslow + Nicholas Winslow

Sunday

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February 2017

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Pink Peppercorn + Blood Orange Limonata

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Blood Orange Limonata | Deco Tartelette
The sun was out today for the first time in weeks (it has been raining cats and dogs in California all winter) so we decided to spend some much needed time outside, lounging in the sun and soaking in all of its glory. Our table is currently overflowing with bowls of citrus so I whipped up this delicious pink peppercorn and blood orange limonata. It’s very refreshing and the pink peppercorn salted rim is a treat…cheers!

Blood Orange Limonata with Pink Peppercorn Salted Rim | Deco Tartelette
Pink Peppercorn + Blood Orange Limonata
Ingredients:
4 organic blood oranges, juiced (you will need about 2/3 cup)
3 organic lemons, juiced (you will need about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup pink peppercorn simple syrup (recipe below)
Filtered water
Optional: Pink Peppercorn Salt (recipe below)

Directions:
Place blood orange juice, lemon juice + pink peppercorn 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 this into a cocktail, simply place 1 cup of the limonata in a glass. Add 2 ounces of gin or vodka. Serve over ice. Rim with Pink Peppercorn Salt (recipe below). Cheers!

Pink Peppercorn Simple Syrup
You will need:
2 cups organic sugar
1 cup filtered water
1/4 teaspoon freshly crushed pink peppercorns
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.

Pink Peppercorn + Blood Orange Limonata | Deco Tartelette
Pink Peppercorn Salt: Simply place 1 cup of salt in a small bowl. Using a spice grinder, grind about 1 teaspoon of pink peppercorns. Add to the salt and mix. Voila. Pink Peppercorn Salt…

Recipe + Photography by Cassie Winslow
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Friday

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February 2017

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Rose Water Cosmopolitan

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Rosewater Cosmopolitan | Deco Tartelette
These pretty cocktails are a lovely way to celebrate Valentine’s day. They are oh so romantic and delicious…serve with a side of dark chocolate and you will be in heaven. Enjoy!

Rose Water Cosmopolitan | Deco Tartelette
Rose Water Cosmopolitan
For each cocktail…
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons Rose Water Simple Syrup (recipe below)
3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed organic lemon juice
Splash of unsweetened organic cranberry juice
2 ounces vodka
Handful of ice
Dried Edible Roses for Garnish

Directions:
Place simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka, cranberry juice and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass of your choice…I used these gorgeous coupe glasses. Garnish with a dried edible rose.

Rose Water Cosmopolitan Cocktail | Deco Tartelette
Rose Water Simple Syrup
Ingredients:
1 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 cup filtered water
1/4 teaspoon organic, edible rose water

Directions:
Place sugar, rose water, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow to simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store the syrup in a ball jar in the fridge…use within one week.

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Recipe + Photography by Cassie Winslow

Tuesday

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January 2017

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Dreaming of Spring…

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Berries + Cream Cake | Deco Tartelette
This Berries + Cream Cake is a favorite in the Tartelette household…layers of whipped cream, fresh berries, and floral sugar angel food cake. It is so light and pretty…it makes a perfect, springtime birthday cake…

Chamomile + Pink Grapefruit Paloma| Deco Tartelette
Chamomile + Pink Grapefruit Palomas! Palomas are perfectly delicious…using homemade grapefruit soda with a touch of chamomile and orange zest makes this recipe a special treat. Spring is almost here! Can you taste it?

Strawberry Shortcake | Deco Tartelette
Strawberry Shortcake with Chamomile Whipped Cream! Stacked high with layers of homemade strawberry scones, chamomile whipped cream, fresh berries, and strawberry syrup, this is the ultimate way to celebrate spring!

Radish + Arugula + Cara Cara Orange Salad via Deco Tartelette
Bright arugula, sweet Cara Cara oranges, and spicy radishes together create the ultimate salad to celebrate spring. Tossed with a light blue cheese dressing, it’s the perfect addition to Sunday dinner or a weekday lunch…I love to serve this salad with a slice of toasted homemade rye bread with a pat of butter…

Homemade Donuts with Lemon Glaze, Fresh Berries and Edible Flowers via Deco Tartelette
These Homemade Donuts with Lemon Glaze, Fresh Berries + Edible Flowers are perfectly wonderful…with fresh fruit and colorful edible flower petals, these beauties are perfect for a spring gathering or to bring to your neighbors as a special treat…

Orange + Calendula Carrot Cake with Lavender Cream Cheese Frosting | Deco Tartelette
Celebrate Spring by making a homemade floral inspired layer cake like this gorgeous Blood Orange + Calendula Carrot Cake with Lavender Cream Cheese Frosting! Baking with edible flowers is a culinary adventure…flowers can really change the flavor of something so classic, like carrot cake, and somehow make it even better.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Whiskey Sour | Deco Tartelette
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Whiskey Sour…The combination of strawberry-rhubarb isn’t just meant for scrumptious pies…the pair make a wonderful jam and cocktail as well! I love using jam in cocktails because, well, it’s the jam…you’ll see…

What are some of your favorite Spring recipes?

Photography + Recipes by Cassie Winslow

Friday

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December 2016

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Peppermint Stick Milkshakes

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Peppermint Stick Milkshakes | Deco Tartelette
These festive beverages are just what you need after a long day of holiday shopping…treat yourself to a delicious ice cream delight!

Peppermint Stick Milkshakes | Deco Tartelette
Peppermint Stick Milkshakes
For two milkshakes
Ingredients:
1/2 pint organic vanilla ice cream (you can also use Tillamook’s White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Ice Cream)
1/2 cup organic milk
2 candy canes
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend! Pour into a glass of your choice. Garnish with a candy cane. Enjoy!

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Recipe by Cassie Winslow

Thursday

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December 2016

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:: Feeling Festive ::

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Anthropologie Lace Blouse | Deco Tartelette

DIY Eucalyptus and Peony Wreath | Deco Tartelette
The holidays are here and we couldn’t be more thrilled! It’s time to cozy up, watch classic holiday films, make delicious warm beverages, and fill the house with holiday decor…

Sequin Joggers and Lace Blouse | Deco Tartelette
One of these days I would love to take a wreath making class…until then, I am able to make do by sprucing up one that is store-bought. I started with a small wreath from Whole Foods and added some sprigs of eucalyptus and a couple of fresh peonies to add a touch of color…isn’t it lovely!?

Lavender Hot Cocoa | Deco Tartelette
One of my favorite comforts this time of year is making homemade hot cocoa. Adding a touch of lavender makes it even more delicious. Here is the recipe:

Lavender Hot Cocoa with Homemade Lavender Whipped Cream
Serves two
Ingredients:

2 cups organic whole milk
3 tablespoons dutch cocoa powder
3 tablespoons lavender sugar (divided)
1/4 cup organic heavy whipping cream
Edible lavender petals for garnish
4 ounces of whiskey (optional)

Directions:
Place the milk, cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons of the lavender sugar in a small saucepan stovetop over medium heat. Stir vigorously until well combined. Allow to warm on low heat while you make the homemade whipping cream. To do so, simply place the heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment. Beat on low until the cream begins to foam, then beat on medium. As the mixture thickens, add a tablespoon of lavender sugar. Continue to mix until the cream reaches the desired consistency. Pour hot cocoa into two mugs (I used this beautiful monogram mug which makes a lovely holiday gift) and top with fresh whipped cream. Garnish with edible lavender petals if you wish. You can also add 2 ounces of whiskey to each beverage if you are craving a cocktail. Cheers!

Cozy Sequin Pants and Lace Blouse for the Holidays | Deco Tartelette
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

Feeling Festive | Deco Tartelette
Thank you to Anthropologie for partnering on this post!

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Styled by Cassie Winslow

Monday

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September 2016

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Farewell to Summer: White Peach + Hibiscus Margaritas

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White Peach + Hibiscus Margaritas | Deco Tartelette
Oh summer…how we long for you all year…we envision ourselves hopping from one adventure to the next, relaxing at the beach, soaking up the sun, cocktail in hand. Well…until next year, oh summer, my love…

White Peach + Hibiscus Margaritas
Serves 2
Ingredients:
2 tbsp hibiscus simple syrup (recipe below)
Juice from 4 organic limes
Juice from 1 organic orange
Juice from 1 organic lemon
1/2 white peach, sliced
4 ounces tequila
Handful of ice
Rose Salt

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a large cocktail shaker. Shake! Pour into two salt-rimmed tumblers of your choice. Garnish with slices of white peach and a lime, but of course…

White Peach + Hibiscus Margarita via Deco Tartelette
Hibiscus Simple Syrup
Ingredients:
1 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup filtered water
1 tbsp organic dried hibiscus flowers

Directions:
Place sugar, water and hibiscus flowers in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has completely dissolved and the mixture has thickened into syrup. Remove from heat and allow cooling. Pour into a clean, airtight container and store in the fridge. Hibiscus syrup is delicious drizzled on chocolate ice cream or homemade sourdough waffles…enjoy!

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Recipe + Photography by Cassie Winslow

Friday

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July 2016

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Cantaloupe Rose Sugar Martinis

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Cantaloupe Rose Sugar Martinis via Deco Tartelette
It’s melon season! As usual, I came home with way too much fruit from the farmers’ market over the weekend…how can two people devour 3 melons in one week? I have no idea. Anywho, I decided to juice a cantaloupe and incorporate it into a cocktail and let’s just say this is in my top five cocktails of all time. It’s soooooooo delicious and refreshing and really allows the melon to shine which is well-deserved…truly. I hope you enjoy! Cheers!

Cantaloupe Rose Sugar Martinis
Makes 4 cocktails
Ingredients:
Juice from 1 small, ripe organic cantaloupe
8 ounces chilled vodka
2 tablespoons rose sugar (recipe below)
Handful of ice

Cantaloupe Rose Sugar Martini Recipe | Deco Tartelette
Directions:
Juice the cantaloupe using a juicer or you can simply blend and strain through a fine mesh sieve. Depending on the size of your cocktail shaker, you may have to cut the recipe in half and make in two batches. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Strain into a glass of your choice. Garnish with a wedge of cantaloupe.

Rose Sugar:
Simply place one cup of organic sugar in a food processor along with 1 1/2 tablespoons of organic dried rose petals and blend for about 10 seconds. Voila! Rose Sugar…

Cantaloupe Rose Sugar Martinis | Deco Tartelette

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Recipe by Cassie Winslow
Photography by Cassie Winslow + Nicholas Winslow