I decided I like writing recipes and then discussing fashion. It’s therapeutic, so here’s another one:
Spring Rolls! (as promised)
*1 pack of Spring Roll wrappers (I got this brand: Banh Trang, w/ a rose on the package)
*1 package cellophane noodles (cooked and cooled)
*1 packet of fresh mint
*1 packet of chives
*1 bunch of basil
*1 bunch of cilantro
*1 cup thinly sliced carrot
(for the sauce)
* 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
* 1 jalapeno or habanero well chopped
* handful of peanuts
* 1 clove of garlic
* 1 tspn of minced ginger
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* splash of rice wine vinegar
* splash of water
First, wash all the ingredients and set them in separate piles. Fill a large bowl with very hot water, and one at a time, soak the rice paper Spring Roll wrappers till they’re floppy. Lay one out on a damp towel and layer in the ingredients, starting with the basil, then the mint, cilantro, chives, carrot, and cellophane noodles. Then roll them up, folding in the ends. Arrange them on a damp paper towel so they don’t dry out. Oh, you can add cooked shrimp or pork or tofu as well. I forgot about that. This recipe is so freakin’ easy! And fresh spring rolls are beyond yummy.
As for the sauce, just mix all the ingredients in a Cuisinart, and voila! Tangy dipping sauce to go with your fancy-schmancy delicious spring rolls. Easy and fun to make.
And onto the clothes!!! Deborah Sweeney. I just found her line on Revolve Clothing and I think her stuff is amazing. I guess she used to design for Jill Stuart and H&M and Top Shop, and now has her own line back in New Zealand. Her fabrics are oh-so-summery and light. A great combination of fun and tailored looks.
I go back and forth with one-shoulder dresses, but I love this pattern, and the cut is really flattering.
Again, I love this pattern. I’m always drawn to bird prints.
I’m in love with this dress. So cute, dainty, and sophisticated.
Very cute 60’s inspired coat. I can never decide if I’d actually want to invest in a coat with short sleeves though.
One last thing: check out the latest review of Back Talk on Reader Views!