Quinoa- The Perfect Summer Salad

Quinoa is a delicious and nutritious alternative to a pasta salad, and its delicious served cold and tossed with tons of veggies.   To make the Quinoa: Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cups cold water 1/2 tsp salt Cooking Directions: Soak the quinoa first for 15 min - 1/2 hour in it's cooking pot. Soaking loosens up the outer coating of saponin, which can give a bitter taste if not removed. If you don't have time for long soaking, use hot water and soak for five minutes, then give an extra rinse or two To Rinse: Stir the quinoa with your hand, and carefully pour off the … [Read more...]

The Splash Awards!

When I started this blog a few months ago I had no idea how much fun it would be, and its mostly fun because of all the cool bloggers and blogs I have discovered by starting my own. The Paris Apartment, which is one of my favorite blogs has nominated me for a Splash Award, which honestly, I have no idea what that is, but I'm actually thrilled that anyone reads or even likes my blog! So as per the rules of the splash awards I have to nominate 9 blogs that inspire, bewitch and beguile me as well! My first nomination goes to Rebecca June. Second Decoding Decor. The World According … [Read more...]

No Bread- So Let Them Eat Cake!

Kosher for Passover Cheesecake Some of us are unlucky enough to have suffered through years of inedible passover cookies and cakes. Not this year. You can make your own cheesecake! It's so good, you wont miss bread. The great thing about cheesecake on Passover is that you barely have to sacrifice any ingredients to stay true to original recipes. The only place you will run into trouble is with the crust, but this recipe has got you covered: mashed up macaroons! One of the best passover treats mixed with a little butter or margarine and viola- crust! Ingredients: Crust: 2/3 of 1 … [Read more...]

Soho on Sunday

Spring has finally sprung in Manhattan, with our official first nice day of the year. Soho was jammed all day with people flooding the streets. They were waiting in line for restaurants, buying jewelry and art from street vendors and especially waiting to get into the first stateside Topshop - which is London's answer to H&M and Forever21 - more expensive, but on point trend wise and similar in its enormous collection of ever evolving clothing. Seriously, blink now and you will never see that shirt again. Of course, the eagerly anticipated Spring Kate Moss line for TopShop also debuted … [Read more...]

Why the Blog?

If I say the word wallpaper aloud one more time, I am pretty sure somebody will shoot me. It's come to this. I have taken to the  internet to find people to talk to about my  obsession- design. I enlisted my  friend and favorite  fashion designer, Caroline Hedaya to help me get the ball rolling, to read my musings and to blog with me about everything we love: Fashion, food, and furniture!! Hope you all like the blog, Nicole Cohen … [Read more...]