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Wearing my @rag_bone #distressed #denim #vest for a laid back evening out today on the blog #loveshophers  (at Casa Del Mar)
Jul 29, 2014 / 1 note

Wearing my @rag_bone #distressed #denim #vest for a laid back evening out today on the blog #loveshophers (at Casa Del Mar)

Jul 29, 2014

Distressed Denim

Distressed Denim

|Rag & Bone distressed denim vest, Rene Lezard skirt – similar, Mango racerback tank, Madewell belt, vintage Ferragamo clutch, Diane Von Furstenberg open toe booties|

It’s easy to live in a bubble in Los Angeles. Sometimes I find it’s safer to stay within a 5 mile radius of home than risk crossing the 405 freeway to get to the west side. Though my recent weekends spent at the beach make me…

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|Rag & Bone distressed denim vest, Rene Lezard skirt – similar, Mango racerback tank, Madewell belt, vintage Ferragamo clutch, Diane Von Furstenberg open toe booties|
It’s easy to live in a bubble in Los Angeles. Sometimes I find it’s safer to stay within a 5 mile radius of home than risk crossing the 405 freeway to get to the west side. Though my recent weekends spent at the beach make me realize, I have to make the effort to cross my own imagined borders. In addition to the overwhelming relaxation I get from being next to the surf, I get to witness a whole different style set. I love the laid back, yet forward thinking style of ocean side dwellers and the influence they’ve had on my weekend attire.
Jul 29, 2014

New Post has been published on http://dressdishdwell.com/distressed-denim/

Distressed Denim

Distressed Denim

|Rag & Bone distressed denim vest, Rene Lezard skirt – similar, Mango racerback tank, Madewell belt, vintage Ferragamo clutch, Diane Von Furstenberg open toe booties|

It’s easy to live in a bubble in Los Angeles. Sometimes I find it’s safer to stay within a 5 mile radius of home than risk crossing the 405 freeway to get to the west side. Though my recent weekends spent at the beach make me realize, I have to make the effort to cross my own imagined borders. In addition to the overwhelming relaxation I get from being next to the surf, I get to witness a whole different style set. I love the laid back, yet forward thinking style of ocean side dwellers and the influence they’ve had on my weekend attire.

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Savoring every last bit of my weekend with @harpersbazaarus (at Venice Beach)
Jul 27, 2014

Savoring every last bit of my weekend with @harpersbazaarus (at Venice Beach)

Feeling relaxed and #casual in my #denim #cutoffs and #pinstripe #buttondown for #brunch in #venicebeach today on the blog (at Abbot Kinney)
Jul 25, 2014

Feeling relaxed and #casual in my #denim #cutoffs and #pinstripe #buttondown for #brunch in #venicebeach today on the blog (at Abbot Kinney)

Jul 25, 2014

Casual Button Down

Casual Button Down

|Frank & Eileen button down, Rag & Bone cutoffs, Converse sneakers, Chloe bag|

I’ve been spending a lot of my free time by the beach. I realize it has begun to influence my weekend style. Being by the water gives me an overwhelming sense of calm and that relaxed disposition has carried over into my attire. I have been living in this pinstripe button down when I’m not at  work. In my…

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|Frank & Eileen button down, Rag & Bone cutoffs, Converse sneakers, Chloe bag|
I’ve been spending a lot of my free time by the beach. I realize it has begun to influence my weekend style. Being by the water gives me an overwhelming sense of calm and that relaxed disposition has carried over into my attire. I have been living in this pinstripe button down when I’m not at  work. In my extremely relaxed haze on Sunday, I felt a need to throw on some cutoffs and sneakers to go with my casual button down to brunch.
Jul 25, 2014

New Post has been published on http://dressdishdwell.com/casual-button/

Casual Button Down

Casual Button Down

|Frank & Eileen button down, Rag & Bone cutoffs, Converse sneakers, Chloe bag|

I’ve been spending a lot of my free time by the beach. I realize it has begun to influence my weekend style. Being by the water gives me an overwhelming sense of calm and that relaxed disposition has carried over into my attire. I have been living in this pinstripe button down when I’m not at  work. In my extremely relaxed haze on Sunday, I felt a need to throw on some cutoffs and sneakers to go with my casual button down to brunch.

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#baking fresh summer #peach #galettes adapted from the @tartinebakery cookbook today on the blog #French #pastry
Jul 23, 2014

#baking fresh summer #peach #galettes adapted from the @tartinebakery cookbook today on the blog #French #pastry

Jul 23, 2014

Summer Peach Galette

Summer Peach Galette

Sometimes curling up with a good book and a glass of wine, for me, can be a cookbook. Which is exactly what I did on Friday night. After reading through the Tartine cookbook, I was excited to get started testing out some of the recipes. Then the next morning, I was at my local farmer’s market and tested the fresh summer yellow peaches. They were perfectly ripe and sweet, I knew they would…

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Sometimes curling up with a good book and a glass of wine, for me, can be a cookbook. Which is exactly what I did on Friday night. After reading through the Tartine cookbook, I was excited to get started testing out some of the recipes. Then the next morning, I was at my local farmer’s market and tested the fresh summer yellow peaches. They were perfectly ripe and sweet, I knew they would work well in summer peach galettes. This recipe was adapted from the Tartine cookbook and was a lot of fun to make.
Note: I don’t recommend baking with white peaches, the delicate, sweet flavor doesn’t stand up to baking.
   


    
            
        
    
                                                        
                        
            
        
        
    
        
                    
                                                                
                                            
                                                                
                        
            
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        Ingredients    
                
        Dough2 cups cold unsalted butter cut in 11 cup ice cold water1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt2 1/3 cups all pupose flour2 2/3 cups bread flourSummer Peach Filling4 cups fresh peaches cut into eighths  sugar enough to lightly coat peachesEgg Wash2 large egg yolks2 tablespoons heavy cream  sugar to sprinkle on top
                
        
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        DoughPut the butter cubes in the freezer after cutting.Dissolve the salt in the water and put in the freezer as well.Chill the butter and water for about 10 minutes.Measure all of the flour onto your work surface (it’s not necessary to mix them as they will be well mixed as the dough is being made).Spread the flour out into a large rectangle about 1/3” deep.Scatter the butter cubes over the flour rectangle.Toss a little of the flour over the butter so that your rolling pin won’t stick and then begin rolling.When the butter starts flattening out into long, thin pieces, use a bench scraper to scoop up the sides of the rectangle so that it is again the size you started with.Repeat the rolling and scraping 3 or 4 times.Make a well in the center and pour all of the water into the well.Using a bench scraper, scoop the sides of the dough onto the center, cutting (mixing in with the scraper) the water into the dough.Keep scraping and cutting until the dough is a shaggy mass, and then shape the dough into a rectangle about 10 to 14 inches.Lightly dust the top with flour.Roll out the rectangle until it is half again as large and then scrape the top, bottom, and sides together again to the original size and re-roll.Repeat 3 or 4 times until you have a smooth and cohesive dough.You should have a neat rectangle measuring about 10 to 14 inches.Transfer the dough to a large baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and chill well, about 1 hour.Summer Peach FillingWhile the dough is chilling, prepare the peaches.Cut the peaches into eighths.Delicately coat the peaches with the sugar, taste as you go to make sure you don’t over sweeten them.GalettesWhen you are ready, roll out the dough, divide into two equal portions.Then roll out the dough until it’s about 1/8” thick.Cut the dough into 6 large circles and place on a greased baking sheet (I used cookie cutters for this).Chill the circles for about 10 minutes to firm up.Fill the galettes with about a tablespoon and a half of the peaches (leaving about an inch around the circle to fold up the sides).Then begin to fold up the sides and pinch the dough together, to create little pockets so the fruit and juices can’t leak out.Firm up in the refrigerator for another 10 minutes.While the galettes are chilling, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.Egg WashIn a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and heavy cream. Brush the egg was over the tops and sides of the galettes then sprinkle with the sugar.Bake the galettes until the crust has visibly puffed and baked to a dark brown and the juice from the fruit is bubbling.This should about 40 - 50 minutes.Make sure to rotate the baking sheets 180 degrees halfway through the cooking time.If the pastry is browning to quickly, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.Remove from the oven and serve hot, or let cool on a wire rack and serve warm at room temperature.
Jul 23, 2014

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Summer Peach Galette

Summer Peach Galette

Sometimes curling up with a good book and a glass of wine, for me, can be a cookbook. Which is exactly what I did on Friday night. After reading through the Tartine cookbook, I was excited to get started testing out some of the recipes. Then the next morning, I was at my local farmer’s market and tested the fresh summer yellow peaches. They were perfectly ripe and sweet, I knew they would work well in summer peach galettes. This recipe was adapted from the Tartine cookbook and was a lot of fun to make.

Note: I don’t recommend baking with white peaches, the delicate, sweet flavor doesn’t stand up to baking.

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Fruit Galette

Summer Peach Galette
    Summer Peach Galette
      Ingredients
      • Dough
      • 2 cups cold unsalted butter cut in 1
      • 1 cup ice cold water
      • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
      • 2 1/3 cups all pupose flour
      • 2 2/3 cups bread flour
      • Summer Peach Filling
      • 4 cups fresh peaches cut into eighths
      • sugar enough to lightly coat peaches
      • Egg Wash
      • 2 large egg yolks
      • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
      • sugar to sprinkle on top
      Servings:
      Instructions
        Dough
        1. Put the butter cubes in the freezer after cutting.
        2. Dissolve the salt in the water and put in the freezer as well.
        3. Chill the butter and water for about 10 minutes.
        4. Measure all of the flour onto your work surface (it’s not necessary to mix them as they will be well mixed as the dough is being made).
        5. Spread the flour out into a large rectangle about 1/3” deep.
        6. Scatter the butter cubes over the flour rectangle.
        7. Toss a little of the flour over the butter so that your rolling pin won’t stick and then begin rolling.
        8. When the butter starts flattening out into long, thin pieces, use a bench scraper to scoop up the sides of the rectangle so that it is again the size you started with.
        9. Repeat the rolling and scraping 3 or 4 times.
        10. Make a well in the center and pour all of the water into the well.
        11. Using a bench scraper, scoop the sides of the dough onto the center, cutting (mixing in with the scraper) the water into the dough.
        12. Keep scraping and cutting until the dough is a shaggy mass, and then shape the dough into a rectangle about 10 to 14 inches.
        13. Lightly dust the top with flour.
        14. Roll out the rectangle until it is half again as large and then scrape the top, bottom, and sides together again to the original size and re-roll.
        15. Repeat 3 or 4 times until you have a smooth and cohesive dough.
        16. You should have a neat rectangle measuring about 10 to 14 inches.
        17. Transfer the dough to a large baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and chill well, about 1 hour.
        Summer Peach Filling
        1. While the dough is chilling, prepare the peaches.
        2. Cut the peaches into eighths.
        3. Delicately coat the peaches with the sugar, taste as you go to make sure you don’t over sweeten them.
        Galettes
        1. When you are ready, roll out the dough, divide into two equal portions.
        2. Then roll out the dough until it’s about 1/8” thick.
        3. Cut the dough into 6 large circles and place on a greased baking sheet (I used cookie cutters for this).
        4. Chill the circles for about 10 minutes to firm up.
        5. Fill the galettes with about a tablespoon and a half of the peaches (leaving about an inch around the circle to fold up the sides).
        6. Then begin to fold up the sides and pinch the dough together, to create little pockets so the fruit and juices can’t leak out.
        7. Firm up in the refrigerator for another 10 minutes.
        8. While the galettes are chilling, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
        Egg Wash
        1. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and heavy cream.
        2. Brush the egg was over the tops and sides of the galettes then sprinkle with the sugar.
        3. Bake the galettes until the crust has visibly puffed and baked to a dark brown and the juice from the fruit is bubbling.
        4. This should about 40 - 50 minutes.
        5. Make sure to rotate the baking sheets 180 degrees halfway through the cooking time.
        6. If the pastry is browning to quickly, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
        7. Remove from the oven and serve hot, or let cool on a wire rack and serve warm at room temperature.