Saturday
Jun252011

Homemade Pizzas - London Part 3

Remember I told you that my brother is enamored with his backyard and his grill (post here)?  Well, he's like a kid with a new toy and that grill is it.  On father's day, my sister in law got him a bunch of tools for the grill plus a pizza stone.  So for that evening's dinner we decided to make pizza three ways.  One pizza on the grill, one in the oven on the pizza stone and one where we fried the crust in olive oil.  We used this pizza dough recipe.

Pizza on the grill

We topped the grilled pizza with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella.

 

 

Pizza with fried pizza dough

For the pizza where we fried the dough in olive oil, we topped it with salami, sauteed onions and fresh mozzarella and then put it in the oven to heat it all up.  I would do dough like this and top it with some sea salt and chocolate or nutella as a dessert pizza.

 

Pizza Margherita

The last was a pizza margherita that we made in the oven on a pizza stone. 

And I can't forget that to get our veggie fix, I made a giant salad with bibb lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions and avocado with a homemade lemon vinaigrette.

Friday
Jun242011

SOLD Shop My Closet - Catherine Malandrino

Catherine Malandrino sky top

Here's the story with this top (worn here).  I bought it at the Catherine Malandrino shop at the Palazzo in Vegas and liked it so much that I paid full price.  I got home a couple of days later and this very top was on Rue La La for a third of the price so I ordered it thinking I would return the one from the store.  Well the store only gives store credit, plus we don't have one in Boston.  But I emailed them and they made good by crediting me the difference between the full price I paid and the price on Rue La La.  I had all the best intentions of returning the one to Rue La La but by the time I actually got around to it, I was too late.  So this brand new, unworn silk sky blue print belted Malandrino top can be yours.

Size 8

Original (full price) $375

Yours for $100

Email me at lissy@agirlinboston.com if interested.

Friday
Jun242011

London Part 2 - Cooking and Eating

My brother's flat in London has a huge back garden.  All of a sudden, the city boy that he is is smitten with growing his herb garden and cooking just about anything and everything on the grill.  For one of our meals, we wandered up to the local markets on Fulham Street to see what looked good to grill on that particular night.  We popped into the Wyndham House Butcher where they kindly spatcocked a chicken for us. 

Then it was on to Luigi's Italian Market next door for some fresh mozzarella which we served with basil from the back garden.

Next we headed a few doors down to the little gourmet market Le Pascalou that has tons of gorgeous produce and seafood.  Darling brother decided on also grilling up some langoustines.

To keep it simple and give us some veggies we grilled up some zucchini (or courgettes as they call them over there).

We also ate out for a few meals one of which was at E11even Park Walk.   I had a wonderful pappardelle with fresh spring peas and asparagus and had a taste or two of my brother's decadent fresh pasta with an abundance of truffles.  I then gorged myself on veal milanese with arugula (or as you folks in the UK cal it, rocket).  The service was friendly and efficient without being overbearing or too quick (I like to linger at dinner).  If you are in the area, I highly recommend it.

Wednesday
Jun222011

A Bit of London - Part One

Hello all, I'm back from my trip to London.  It was supposed to be London and Paris but unfortunately I didn't make it to Paris this time around.  I extended my stay in London visiting my brother and his family in their charming Chelsea neighborhood. 

One of the first things I noticed were these gorgeous window displays with shoes, shoes and more shoes at the French Sole store on the King's Road.

I spent one day wandering from Chelsea, up Sloane Street and into Knightbridge which included a good amount of time wandering around Harvey Nicks.  Apparently it was sale time both there and at Liberty's so I scored some goods (I'll fill you in on that in another post).  I found my way up to the food hall in Harvey Nicks for some lunch and happened upon these Karl Lagerfeld Diet Coke bottles which I loved. 

 

 

Some of the streets of Chelsea are oh so charming and colorful like this one.  For a girl who loves color, I can totally appreciate how lovely and bright this looked.

Also I really want to thank the lovely ladies (Mon Petit Chou Chou, Barefoot in Boston, Style on the Couch) who were kind enough to fill in for me while I was away.

 

Wednesday
Jun222011

Le Choix D' A Girl in Boston

I'm honored to be included in the wonderful company of the other Le Choix Belles.  Check it out here.