While shopping around Amalfi, I spotted the prettiest pasta I’ve ever seen! Take a look –
HOW GORGEOUS?! Almost too pretty to eat, almost ;) Few Sundays back we cooked up a version of this recipe. Only thing I recall leaving out was the heavy cream and cheese, to keep it a little lighter, instead used shaky parm.
Luckily, it yielded enough for two nights, glad we got to eat again because it turned out so yummy!
To make the Italian themed dinner even more complete, we made Lemon Spritz, which are so tasty and easy.
Divide limoncello and Prosecco between two glasses. Top up with as much sparkling water as you’d like. Give each glass a squeeze of fresh lime juice, stir, and add ice.
During our dinner we brought up categories from our trip and listed off our favorite memories – few examples – excursion, city, meal, souvenir, etc. it was so fun to relive the trip while it was fresh in our minds. I highly suggest this idea – grabbing something to cook on a trip, cooking with partner or travel friend or even someone who didn’t go but sharing the experience and reminiscing!
Hey Southerns, you know what season it is, well, besides Spring?
After eating the best strawberries I’ve ever had in my life in France, I came home pumped to experiment with local strawberries because lets be honest, grocery bought one’s just are NOT the same…
Blogger friend, Kenan agrees and went to Ponce City Market’s Farmers Market (held on Tuesdays) to grab from local growers, King of Crops. She showed up at my house with the cutest basket full, some even still had their stem. After hammering out ingredient details we got to creating with our partner for this post, Dixie Vodka.
Feast your eyes on a flavorful beauty I created with Tequila Herradura:
Do I have your attention now? :)
Good! Because I want to share how you can make it for yourself and don’t worry, it’s very easy. Watch this short video to find out how you can impress your friends with a unique spin on the classic Horseshoe Margarita!
~To learn more about the brand, check out their website
~View my post from the Herradura event in Decatur from June
Monday, Jessica Camerata of My Style Vita and I hung out at Iberian Pig with local bartenders and ladies from Greenhouse Agency to learn about and taste Herradura Tequila. We had a 5-course meal each paired with Herradura. Each so flavorful! It felt extra special since the chef himself came out and explained the dish. Here’s some behind the scenes ~
Fun facts I learned about the tequila and the brand ~
There are 136 type of agave plants but only blue agave makes tequila.
Unless specified as 100% agave the tequila will likely be 51% agave and 49% leading to that hangover college students are all too familiar with.
Herradura prides themselves as being 100% agave.
Top reasons to choose Herradura over other tequilas:
their history of being one of the first distilleries and heritage
they slow roast their agave leading to a complex and full bodied product
age longer than industry standards
uses natural fermentation and use only sugars that are naturally occurring in the plant
distill at a lower proof thus adding less water preventing dilution
We had a bunch of yummy drinks but my taste buds fell in love with a unique blend of Herradura Silver, their very own agave nectar, muddled cilantro and orange. Jessica and I both thought the cilantro was such an obvious pairing we never thought of!
After learning about the brand, tequila in general and enjoying our dinner the cocktail connoisseurs each had a station with ingredients and tools to come up with their own concoction. They had 10 minutes to plan, execute and name their drink. Then they presented it to Jessica, myself as well as two other judges. We rated each drink based on creativity/presentation/taste and then selected a winner. The winning team used pickle juice they ran downstairs to track down and jalapenos ~ such a cool flavor combination!
We were gifted our very own, personalized bottle of Herradura! As big fans of tequila, Jessica and I died a little when we saw our blog logo printed on the back!
Thanks to Rachel and the rest of the team for the amazing night! Can’t wait to collaborate in the future!