Normally I read Style at Home Magazine for decorating inspiration however for the past couple of issues I've also been intrigued with their recipes section. Since I love to cook (and eat) I decided to test drive a couple of their recipes.
It started with Novembers issue of Style at Home magazine. And I have to say their cover shot room is amazing. Loving the white room, the low laquered table and most especially those amazing velvety green cushions. However, my dog simply would not allow me to have these white sofas.
- 5 slices bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 large Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 stock celery finely chopped
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
- 1/2 cup 35% cream
Cook bacon in small skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Combine stock, garlic, potatoes, celery, salt, and pepper in large pot and bring to low boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and puree. Return to stove over medium heat. Add lemon zest and cream. Simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish with bacon and lemon wedge.
My favorite room from inside the pages. Fresh traditional.
I'm starting to sense a pattern here. This is my livingroom :) A softer more muted colour scheme but basically the same room.