Homemade Pesto!

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I’ve had this plant in my apartment overflowing with basil and just had to do something with it, so I thought pesto would be a perfect idea! I tried out a recipe that I got from a friend and after posting a picture of it on Instagram (you can follow me at @intrufashion), alot of people have been asking me about it, so I thought I’d share it on the blog.  After a challenging start (I had some blender drama and couldn’t get the blade to spin. But my new hand blender came to the rescue), this recipe was pretty easy and really delicious. I used the pesto as a sauce for my pasta, but you can also mix it with some olive oil as a bread dipping appetizer, or use it as the sauce for your pizza. 
Ingredients:
1 bunch or medium bag of washed spinach
Several leaves of fresh basil for flavor
3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
3/4 cup of grated Parmesan
2 or more large cloves of garlic
Directions:
  • Pulse your processor thoroughly mince the contents together (you can also use a blender)
  • With the processor running, add extra virgin olive oil in a steady stream until you reach the desired consistency
  • You can adjust flavors to your liking if you please- add more Parmesan, more garlic or basil to taste
  • Add lemon juice to freshen the flavors and preserve the color
You can store the pesto in a glass container in the fridge or you can also freeze it to have on hand. Drizzle some olive oil over the top to serve as an air barrier.

xx

InTF

Sneak peak into the Honeymoon

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Yes, the wedding actually happened! It was the most incredible day ever and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! I know I went completely missing from the blogosphere for a bit while i was busy planning and working, but I have a TON to tell you as soon as I get back from the honeymoon! Here’s a peak at what I’ve pretty much been doing everyday in Anguilla. I don’t ever want to come back!

Latest Obsession: CeCe Toppings

Embellished, bejeweled and even peter pan- it’s no secret that collars are all the rage right now. It’s an adorable look, but when trying to get that “geeky chic” style, it can sometimes get too bulky and uncomfortable with all the layering. Well, thanks to CeCe Toppings, you can wear JUST the collar- in a variety of patters, colors and styles!  How clever is that??

I personally love the peter pan and ruffle bow collars! Topping off an outfit with a fresh collar adds a whole new dimension to your look. Browse the selection of toppings here :)

Fur Vest

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fur vest, Ellen Tracy via Loehmann’s (similar here)//top, Zara//jeans, Citizens of Humanity//belt, D&G//shoes, Marc Fisher//sunglasses, Ray Ban//bracelets, Lia Sophia, Marc Bernstein//bag, Street Level

Wow, have I been bad with blogging in 2012 (so sorry!)! … The truth is, I took a mini vacay from posting as I really was away in Florida and then transitioning into a new job:) Things have been pretty crazy so far in 2012. This is a BIG year for me- the wedding is only months away!

p.s. I got this bag while I was in Florida and I’ve been using it every day since. It holds literally EVERYTHING and it was on sale for only $25!!