Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My recipe: Brown-butter peaches, Crème Fraîche, and Blueberries

When the weather warms I always look forward to the bountiful summer produce. Last week I woke up wanting to use peaches and blueberries so I made up this recipe for a little elegant breakfast. And made it again for dessert. And I made it once more for the Jigglewatts when they were here at the lake house, receiving lots of happy "mmm's" and "ooo's." So I feel very excited and confident now to share my made-up summer fruit recipe with you today.

Brown-butter peaches, Crème Fraîche, and Blueberries:
6 sliced peaches
a large package of blueberries
14oz Crème Fraîche
vanilla
butter
sugar

On medium heat, brown 2 tablespoons of butter. Add peaches to butter followed with a light sprinkling of sugar and stir often.
While the peaches cook, whip 2 Tablespoons (or more to taste) of vanilla and one teaspoon of sugar with Crème Fraîche.  
Once the peaches have completely softened, spoon the peaches and juices from the pan into a small bowl. Top with Crème Fraîche
and blueberries.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Best Parts of Our Selves

I'm spending the week at the lake house, beginning with a retreat with my favorite burlesque family. It's important every once in a while for artists (in this modern world especially) to escape to a place of tranquility and so to escape together as a group was magnificent. Burlesque is a world of different opinions and ideals (both a blessing and a perpetual issue.) Therefore, there are times when it is essential for a group of burlesque artists to re-find common ground and to make an effort to really share the best parts of our selves. I truly feel that we've come out the other side of this brief interlude as better troupe members and there is no denying that the Jigglewatts are simply unique. There are very few troupes who function as we do - a group of headliners, who come together to preserve and to create resulting in something wonderful. I feel lucky indeed to be a part of a sensation so rare.

We've nourished our minds, bodies and souls with positivity, laughter, meals, wine, flowing waters, fresh air and sunshine. With love and gratitude, Jolie

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer Stripes


Summer is here! And though the rainy weather seems to be dominant, that hasn't stopped the heat from arriving in waves. Once the warmth, the cicadas, and So You Think You Can Dance make their summer appearance I know its time to change the linens, store my winter coats, and fill the entry way with sunglasses and citronella.

I'm finding myself gravitating not only to the usual corals and nautical trimmings of the season, but also to a certain kind of boho blue & white trend. I'm falling in love with textiles that come from Mexico and Peru, but also Greece and Morocco. Something about blue and white creates a calming and cooling effect, as if they are suggesting "you don't mind the heat so much, it's actually quite elegant."

I can't wait to add these touches into my home today! Stay cool everyone -- xo, Jolie