8.8 oz bag farro, cooked and cooled (I love the 10 minute boil bags from Trader Joes)
2 zucchinis, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1lb. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped rosemary
4oz goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add onions, peppers, garlic and zucchini and saute until cooked through but still vibrant in color, about 5 minutes. Toss in the tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste towards the end of cooking the vegetables.
2. Toss cooked vegetables with cooked farro in a large bowl, along with rosemary, 2 tablespoons olive oil and goat cheese. Salt and pepper to taste and add extra oil if needed.
Can be served cold or warm - makes about 6 large servings
I promise an apartment tour is coming soon, but for now here are little snippets of my home - the statement chairs. One King's Lane asked me to show off my favorite chairs and share their Complete Guide to Modern Chairs - a very interesting read that gave insight to my vintage and new seating.
I have so many different eras and styles of chairs in my apartment, and I think that is only a reflection of my overall interior design style.
Definitely a Mid-Century Modern chair - the legs and Mad-Men vibe totally give it away. This chair was actually left by the former tenants and just happened to my in my favorite decorating color: orange. The pillow was my addition, and the plant stand next to it - my roommate's - is also in the same Mid-Century style too.
My beloved $13 thrifted peacock chair score! It was bright green, but I spray painted it periwinkle to match my coffee table. The cushion adds to the throne/perch feel. Though I associate peacock chairs with Palm Springs and the 1970's, the early designs were made in the 1920's by Frank Lloyd Wright from Chicago.
This Louis Ghost Chair was the chair of my dreams in college and I still love it today. Clearly modern and new, no pun intended.
I have been a long time fan of Sia (10 years?) but I think her new song/video "Chandelier" has to be my all time favorite. She takes the typical lets go out and drink till dawn sort of song and layers on a grim and depressing undertone of the life of a party girl. Definitely one of the most honest songs on the radio right now and ironically the soundtrack to many pre-games.
Sia originally penned this song for Rihanna, just like "Diamonds," but I am so relived she kept it for herself. No one could have done it justice and gave it more truth than she could.
And can we talk about the dancing in this video?!? It so perfectly fits the song's theme and makes me want to get barefoot and dance some modern.
Sia is taking the whole "you only live once" thing to new and very realistic heights.
Self-described image thief, Chad Wys, has been piquing my internet interest as of late. His striking "graffiti" over paintings and statues you learned about in art history is reminiscent of what Sophia Coppola did with her film Marie Antoinette;Adding some punk, irreverence, and youth to otherwise formal, conservative works of art.
Plus, I can get his work printed on a tote bag if I want.