Posts Tagged ‘versatile’

Peas Please

July 8, 2013


It’s pea season, and the farmer’s markets are brimming over with shell peas. Pop the pods open and roll out the tiny green peas nestled inside. Each pod only contains a few, so if you are thinking about peas for a crowd, invite someone else to join in the task.

Lots of pods...

Lots of pods…

There are lots of reasons to eat your peas. They are high in protein, vitamin C, fiber and other healthy micronutrients and antioxidants.

Once extracted, the peas can be eaten raw, boiled for 20-30 seconds just to soften them slightly, or quickly sautéed. They are great as a side dish, with just a little butter and salt, or tossed into a salad. Peas are versatile, and can be used in pastas with a creamy or lemony sauce, or pureed into soups, and spreads. Add them to risotto, or grind them into pesto. There isn’t much these little green wonders won’t work with.

Not so many peas...

Not so many peas…

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Sequins of Events

August 10, 2010

I am infatuated with my new skirt. It’s just a simple stretchy tube covered with black sequins but it’s filled with wardrobe possibilities.

I wore it to a presentation last week with a crisp white shirt and a fitted black blazer. It’s the outfit equivalent of a mullet; business on top and a party on the bottom! *

Next I wore it out running around with a basic white tee, black converse sneakers and a pinstriped men’s fedora.   The look was casual, yet unexpected.

I am plotting all the ways I can style this little tube of versatility for fall.

Tights and a black turtleneck sweater… a boyfriend cardigan and boots.  How about a denim shirt and a leather jacket? The options seem endless.

The key to wearing a piece like this is to throw it off balance. Taking it too seriously could result in looking like Liza Minnelli or a Rockette.  Treat it like a pair of jeans that can take you anywhere you want to go. Mix it up with unexpected pieces, but keep them simple and clean. Like most divas, this skirt does not like to compete with other glamorous items for attention.

As summer drags on we all need a little pick me up from time to time.  Mine came in the form a little sequined skirt.

* don’t try this at home unless you are in a creative field

photo: courtesy of Express

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