Curly willow branches blooming in the studio! #curlywillow #spring #bloom

Curly willow branches blooming in the studio! #curlywillow #spring #bloom

Egg wash! Literally. 
Dropped the eggs after a trip the market…one casualty! #eggwash #oops (at cabbagetown)

Egg wash! Literally.
Dropped the eggs after a trip the market…one casualty! #eggwash #oops (at cabbagetown)

Tags: eggwash oops

#porchflow #taperedafro #sunset #cabbagetown #firstdayofspring

#porchflow #taperedafro #sunset #cabbagetown #firstdayofspring

Me: Lets take quick pic on the porch!
Tootsie: These ribbons are coming off in 3mins
#spring #tootsie #ribbons #cabbagetown  (at Cabbagetown)

Me: Lets take quick pic on the porch!
Tootsie: These ribbons are coming off in 3mins
#spring #tootsie #ribbons #cabbagetown (at Cabbagetown)

Spring graffiti… #spring #morningrun #urban #atlanta #reynoldstown  (at Atlanta BeltLine Corridor at Wylie Street)

Spring graffiti… #spring #morningrun #urban #atlanta #reynoldstown (at Atlanta BeltLine Corridor at Wylie Street)

Geraniums for the flower box…
#geraniums #spring2014 #spring #cabbagetown #gardenmix #garden (at Cabbagetown)

Geraniums for the flower box…
#geraniums #spring2014 #spring #cabbagetown #gardenmix #garden (at Cabbagetown)

Planted some annuals on the porch…6 days till spring!! #gardenmix #madewelll #roselemonade #spring #fromwhereistand

Planted some annuals on the porch…6 days till spring!! #gardenmix #madewelll #roselemonade #spring #fromwhereistand

#morningrun #cabbagetown #spring2014

#morningrun #cabbagetown #spring2014

#firstsnow #snowinhotlanta #tootsie #fromwhereistand #atlanta #snowinthesouth  (at Cabbagetown)

#firstsnow #snowinhotlanta #tootsie #fromwhereistand #atlanta #snowinthesouth (at Cabbagetown)

Simple Breakfast Salad

1 head Boston lettuce

8 oz diced cantaloupe

1 shallot (sliced)

Pairs well with eggs over easy and multi-grain toast.

 

Aleesha’s Famous Vinaigrette

¼ tsp Sea Salt

¼ tsp Cracked Black Pepper

½ tsp Dried Rosemary

1 clove Garlic (minced)

1 tbsp Fig Spread or Fig Preserves

¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 oz (or squeeze ½ an orange) fresh orange juice

Small empty jar with a lid

Combine the sea salt, pepper, rosemary in mortar and pestle.  Grind ingredients until they are reasonably ground.  Add the garlic and grind with pestle to a chunky mixture.

Pour orange juice, olive oil, and vinegar into the jar.  Then scoop the fig spread and garlic mixture into the jar.

Lid the jar and give it good shake.  Ready to serve over your favorite salad.

Refrigerate any remaining vinaigrette it will keep up to a week.