Friday, July 29, 2011

summer cooking

Summer cooking: Some of us cook, most of us don't. It's the season for al fresco dining and light eats on the run. When you are, in fact, behind the stove ready to cook, you want it to be fast and easy. Friends, I introduce to you the easiest, lightest, most scrumptious recipe of mine. Finished in about 10-15 minutes is this heirloom tomato sauce over penne.

I just walked down to Haymarket and got a package of baby heirloom tomatoes ($1.00... yes, a buck). Assuming that you already have sea salt, fresh pepper and olive oil in your kitchen, pick up some onions, garlic, basil and penne too.

Add enough olive oil to the pan to coat it
Throw in about 8 cloves of garlic, halved
Half the gorgeous, baby heirlooms, and throw them in the pan too
Cut up 1 onion and toss it on in.
Add a little more olive oil
Crack some pepper
Throw in some sea salt
Keep the sauce on medium heat until cooked down (about 10-15 minutes)

Boil your penne
Drain your penne

Put your sauce over your penne in a big bowl, finish with fresh basil and voila, there's your summer dinner

sailor tote bag

With our summer Cape week near in site, I just might have to get myself one of these sailor tote bags. Only problem is, I can't decide which, red or yellow. You'll just have to take a look at bayanhippo's collection on Etsy, and while you're picking out which color I should get, you should get one for yourself too :) Check out her Etsy shop!

Monday, July 25, 2011

the flower series

CALLING ALL BRIDES: The Flower Series has launched! BOSTON JACK is offering an inexpensive way to thank your bridesmaids with these perfect little gifts. Whether it's pink roses, white hydrangeas or classic calla lilies, Boston Jack will incorporate the chosen flowers of your wedding into a body scrub. The scrub will be scented and decorated with the flowers! To top it off, we will personalize the label. Think: "Jenn and Mike, August 12th, 2011" with a very special quote or personalized thank you to your girls. Send us an email to for inquiries!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

dead sea mud

I have officially become obsessed with dead sea mud. I use it 3x a week. On my face and on my hair. About 10 minutes before my shower I gently massage it into my face and scalp. For the hair it cleanses hair and scalp, strengthens hair and roots, helps to remove dandruff and, of course, leaves hair soft, with a healthy shine. For the skin, it naturally cleanses and disinfects skin while removing toxins, exfoliates, and gently removes dead skin cells. Also, tones and softens the skin while unclogging pores, stimulates circulation and replenishes essential minerals such as Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium. I can automatically feel the improvement of my overall complexion. I'm about to take a trip to the Dead Sea!