29 March 2013

Friday Favorites

It's been so long since I did a Friday Favorites post! I hope to be back to regular posting soon. Here's what's on my radar this week:
So I have an addiction.  It's strange, because I really hate the regular Peeps. I get grossed out just thinking about them.  But these...these are amazing. True story: I drove to three stores earlier this week looking for them so I could have one on my lunch break. NO SHAME.

I spend a fortune each week on grocery store basil and cilantro.  I'm determined to overcome my black thumb this summer and grow them at home.  I bought seeds and little starter indoor growing cups at Target this week and I'm going to plant them this weekend.  This article has some good tips on successfully growing basil and this one is all about cilantro; do you have any other tips for me? I'm going to need all the help I can get. I am a plant murderer.

So you can get the top dress from the normal J.Crew website for $88, or you can get the bottom dress from the J.Crew Factory website for $54.50 plus another 30% off with the code MOREPLEASE.  No brainer. 

Recipe is from the 1995 Southern Living Annual Recipes cookbook

My parents are coming to visit this weekend and I'm so excited to tackle another item on my 101 in 1,001 list with my mom: making homemade bread! My mother had a sourdough starter that lasted for years and we always had homemade sourdough bread growing up.  She recently gave my sister and I the ingredients to make our own starters and this weekend is the moment of truth! My starter's been going for a couple of weeks. I'll report back next week, along with my mom's tips and tricks for theeeee best homemade bread.

For my DC/Baltimore/Northern VA friends and readers, Livingsocial has a fabulous deal going on a 4-pack of tickets to the Virginia Gold Cup races.  M and I got our package and would love to see lots of fun people there on the North Rail! Hop to it and let me know if you'll be there!

Happy Easter weekend!


MCW said...

I bought that dress last year and didn't love it on me. Took it right back. I need to hit up the JC in Arundel Mills!

Maggie said...

I'm pretty sure this year's factory dress is one of last year's regular Crew dresses. I have it and wore it OUT last year. Can't go wrong.

Lexilooo said...

I have the worst luck growing basil....it seems I have a black thumb as well!

Andie said...

basil is SO EASY! just make sure you water it regularly and that it gets plenty of sunshine- same with cilantro.

I usually just buy the seedlings from home depot (they are like $2-$3) and plant it in a pot and let it go! You have to harvest it lots too- otherwise it will go to seed (which is when it makes little while flowers on top) if it does do that, just break off the flowers and drop the buds in the dirt, and eventually they will make little seedlings!

Andie said...

Also, if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line! I'm happy to help!!!