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Albanian Beach Durres Pretty Loungers on Sandy Beach

Don’t tell anyone, but I’m secretly wishing I could fast forward my wedding to get to my honeymoon. Actually, that’s only half true. The big day is about a month away and I’ve got a few hectic weeks ahead of me. I’m hoping I survive this next month so that Dre and I can celebrate with all the people we love at our wedding…then go lay on a sandy beach for a week :) Happy Monday!

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In the Kitchen: Ginger Citrus Soba Noodles with Snow Peas and Edamame

Ginger Citrus Soba Noodles with Snow Peas and Edamame Recipe

My latest dish from cooking with Pinterest comes from this yummy recipe using soba noodles. I’m somewhat acquainted with many different types of Asian noodles but rather new to soba noodles. They were delicious and very easy to cook. Can’t wait to dive into more recipes with these noodles.

Ingredients:
1 bundle of soba noodles (about 4 ounces)
1 cup snow peas (trimmed, and peel the string off the side)
1 cup edamame
olive oil, for the pan
orange & lime wedges to squeeze in at the end
few teaspoons of aji nori furikake (a new favorite!) or sesame seeds, for garnish

Sauce:
juice from 1/2 an orange (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce)
1/2 teaspoon sriracha (more if you like it spicier)
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

Directions:
Whisk sauce ingredients together or place all ingredients in jar and shake.

Cook noodles in boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes.

While noodles are cooking, heat a large skillet with just a bit of olive oil. Once the pan is hot, add snow peas and a pinch of salt, stir fry for few minutes until tender and they get a slight char on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside. Turn off heat and let the pan cool down for a few minutes.

While the (same) pan is off but still a little hot pour in the sauce. Let it bubble just a bit. Stir continuously as it thickens, about 2-3 minutes. The sauce should reduce and become slightly syrup-y. Don’t let it burn or reduce too much.

Add the noodles, snow peas and edamame to the pan. Stir to mix everything together with the sauce. Add a squeeze of lime, and cook a few minutes more. Taste & adjust. If necessary, add more soy sauce, another squeeze of orange or lime, perhaps more sriracha if you want more heat. Top with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds.

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Vintage Spaces

Midcentury Modern Retro Architecture Interior Design Decor

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Color Study

Navy Mint Color Palette Mix Combination

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Converted Closets

Extra storage space is a coveted thing no matter where you live, but it is especially coveted if you live in a city like SF. I have a friend that has an unused closet off his living room…yes, I said UNUSED! He just keeps whatever in there for shits and giggles, but he’s finally ready to make it a usable space. I immediately thought cozy, reading nook but we could go vanity style…

Or keep it as storage space, but pretty storage space that you would actually want to look at

An office

Or just a place to display pretty things because he has proven that he’s too good for all that extra closet space

Here’s what it currently looks like

Wallpaper is definitely on the must-have list, new light fixture and furniture of some sort. Will keep you posted on the progress. What would you do with an extra closet??

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