Currently Loving: Green Chicken Pozole

As the days get colder, I love cooking warmer foods like my green chicken pozole. It is so simple and it is fast, unlike the pork version–although I do love the pork version as well. Pozole is comfort food for my family therefore, pushing me to make it during the weekend.  Doesn’t it look delicious?


There are so many versions you can find online and, although I tweaked my family’s version, it is still delicious. My mom toasts pepitas then blends them in with the tomatillos and cilantro, but I always forget to purchase the seeds, so, I–at times–omit that aspect and add cumin to my recipe. I also make a spicy serrano chili sauce on the side to add heat to the dish. You can eat this with tostadas and avocado for added goodness. If you are interested in the recipe, let me know.

How do you warm up during the cooler days?


Currently Loving: Vignettes and Horses

A vignette, it seems, is never complete without a great book, a flower or plant of some sort, a quote for inspiration or a picture and a nice solid statement piece. I am currently loving this horse, I found at Home Goods, as a statement piece, what do you think?

What is a vignette?

Well, as an English major with a concentration in creative writing, I do remember learning about this term; vignette and was encouraged to write in this style, among other styles. In fact, I do remember reading literature and poetry that was written in the vignette form.

Meaning? It is a french term meaning “little vine” which came from the drawings or illustrations of the title books and chapter pages dating back to the 19th century. In literature, you can find that this short, literary device, is used to describe, in an illustrative form, a passage that further details a character, idea, setting, etc. Once again, it is short and full of descriptive imagery.

How does this relate to decor?

It relates to decor because you are creating small focal points or, as I like to think of it, whole worlds that stand on their own upon a table, or cluster of some sort. It is very similar to writing because you can write a vignette and read a whole book made up of small vignettes; read them out of place and still not feel like you’ve missed anything. This is because they are describing a character, setting, and or an object, therefore, you don’t need to know the plot. In other words, it isn’t pushing forth a plot.
In decor, you can create vignettes throughout your house and have small worlds illustrating pieces of your home. I have many small worlds that I enjoy changing around in order to create new worlds within my world, if that makes any sense. My son is in love with horses and he simply loves this one. Sadly, I have to limit my “vignettes” as my son finds it interesting to touch and play with all the things reachable.

How do you “vignette” in your world?

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Currently Loving!

I would love this solid wood, 60″ round table, settee and 4 of these chairs to replace our outdated old kitchen table.It may take a while, but I am on the prowl.

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