Late Summer Vegetable Galette

August 31, 2016 § Leave a comment

Late Summer Vegetable Galette

I'm a hardcore pie lover. I love a good flakey crust, and really love to change things up and make a savory one every once and a while, and galettes are one of my favorite ways to shake things up. If you're not already familiar, don't be intimidated, galettes are as easy as piling filling on top of a pie crust and sticking it in the oven. They're crazy simple, I promise.  

This is a nice easy dinner if you're looking for a way to use up those amazing summer veggies still sitting on your counter. The great thing about this is that you can use all sorts of veggies, so don't be afraid to experiment and change things out with whatever you have on hand. 


Pate Brisee (pie dough)
(Adapted from Martha Stewart)

21/2 Cups of AP Flour
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Sugar
2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter (cut into small pieces)
1/4-1/2 Cup of Ice Water



*The original recipe calls for combining ingredients in a food processor, however I use my Kitchen Aid mixer, and just make sure the butter is extra cold to compensate for a little extra time (I stick the cut up butter into my freezer for just a couple minutes before I get started).

Combine flour, salt, and sugar in bowl of elextric mixer. Add in butter pieces and beat on medium with the paddle attachment until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add in ice water slowly, with mixer on, until dough just holds together, but isn't wet or sticky.

Divide dough into two equal balls. Flatten into disks, plastic wrap, and chill for at least an hour.

The Filling

1 2/2 Tbsp Butter
1/3 Onion, chopped
2 Cloves of Minced Garlic
1/2 Bunch of Asparagus, chopped into small pieces
1 1/2 Cups of Summer Squash, cut up
1 Tomato, cut into large slices
Olive Oil
Egg Wash
Parmesan Cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Sauté onion in butter until tender. Add in asparagus, squash, and garlic, and sauté until veggies are slightly tender. Remove, and allow to cool. 

Roll out chilled dough into rough circles and place on greased baking sheet. Cover the middle area of the dough with onions, then layer with asparagus, squash, and finally a large slice or two of tomato. drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold up edges of pie crust and pinch together so they hold their shape. Brush with a little egg wash (egg lightly beat with a little bit of milk), and bake for 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown, and vegetables are soft. Remove, and top with a little parmesan. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving

A Change of Scenery

August 18, 2015 § 2 Comments

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Fine and Feathered, style, summer, 90s, denim, dress

Fine and Feathered, style, summer, 90s, denim, dress    Fine and Feathered, style, summer, 90s, denim, dress

Fine and Feathered, style, summer, 90s, denim, dress

Fine and Feathered, style, summer, 90s, denim, dress

 Vintage Gap Dress // Vintage Scarf // Target Hat // Old Navy Boots

Sometimes standing in the woods is the cure to so many ailments. Disappointments, for sure. After having a hard day last week, I got home from work, and almost immediately grabbed my camera and headed back out. We live right down the street from our city park. Acres and acres of untamed, wild woods and streams. There's always new nooks and crannies of it to explore. Growing up we lived in the middle of the woods, and I remember countless hours during the summers spent just wandering around through the trees, so I always feel at home in the woods. 

It felt really cathartic to take some photos and focus my brain on more creative tasks, instead of letting myself wallow in the day, which is so easy to do. It's a great reminder that when things are feeling crazy, to just go. Give yourself a little change of scenery and work on something totally different. Don't sit and feel bad for yourself, do something different.


I also played with shooting some video too. It's been a while since I've dabbled, but I really enjoy it. It's such a totally different game, that it's fun to just experiment and see what I can come up with. It's definitely something I'd love to learn about (hint hint, those of you who are much more talented, I'd love to hear your tips! :) I still have some things I'm struggling with, but practice makes perfect, right?

Feel free to check out some of my other videos.

Simple Blueberry Cobbler

June 23, 2015 § 1 Comment

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Summer desserts, to me, are all about keeping it simple. Using fresh, local ingredients and letting them speak for themselves. I actually went out in hopes of finding some straggling strawberries, but it seems I pretty much missed that season this year. However, it's blueberry season, and since we live only a few towns away from the "blueberry capital of the world" it was easy to get my hands on a big bowl of these beautiful berries, so I called it fate, and made a cobbler.



For the Filling:

2 Pounds of Blueberries
1/4 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Tbsp of Flour
Zest of a lemon

For the Topping:

1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup of Old-fashioned Oats
1/2 Cup of Flour
1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
6 Tbsp of cold Butter, diced

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a pie pan or baking dish. Combine sugar, flour, and lemon zest for the filling, then pour over blueberries, toss to coat, and pour into baking dish.

Whisk together brown sugar, oats, flour and cinnamon for topping. Add in chilled butter and use fork to cut up pieces further and combine until butter pieces are pea sized or a little smaller (you could also just pulse all ingredients in a food processor, if you have one). Top blueberries with the mixture, and bake in oven for 25-30 minutes, or until crumb topping is browned and blueberries are soft.

Enjoy with some fresh whipped cream

Black and Green

June 26, 2014 § 4 Comments

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Fine and Feathered

Old Navy Dress (swapped) // J.Crew Blazer (thrifted) // Target Boots // Free People Necklace

I’m still alive! Sorry poor little blog for neglecting you of late, but I’ve been trying my best. And also living off lots of coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. My husband has been on jobs a lot lately (he went to Singapore twice in the last month! How cool is that?!) so most nights I come home from work, try to clean up a little, prep for the next day, and pass out in bed. But I am still loving my job! Just trying to work out that whole life balance thing ;)

How is everyone else doing?!

Five Things to Make and Wear this Summer

April 29, 2014 § 3 Comments


I still LOVE maxi skirts! This one I made last summer is super comfy. I am already planning on making another one, and this time I may add slits up either side to give a little extra movement to it too.


Necklaces are a great way to make a more casual outfit feel just a bit more finished. I made this Beaded Neacklace a few years ago and still throw it on regularly – I love it with just a tee shirt and jeans!


Headbands can be your best friend when you’re having a bad hair day. This one is easy to make and all you need is strip of fabric!


You can come across really cute hats at thrift stores, but sometimes some of the decorations on them can be a little funky. Give an old hat a little makeover with feathers and fall in love with it again! 


Another great accessory for a bad hair day is a head scarf! This one I added a fun print to with some simple stamping.


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