Monthly Archives: June 2011

Super Sweet 500 Surprise Goodie Bag

This was quite the surprise to wake up to this morning – after a loooong night of work, work, work, I logged into my Facebook account and what did I see??? The lucky elephant had reached the big 500 milestone!!!!! 500 fans as off this morning – OMG, I am speechless {and blushing!!!}!!! Thank you all so very much for  your incredible Facebook L.O.V.E.!!

Time to have a little Sweet 500 Celebration, don’t you think??? You ready to celebrate, ready to win a Super Sweet 500 Surprise Goodie Bag???? Here’s how to: leave a comment below & on Facebook and and tell me your favorite color or color combination – that’s all!!! One lucky winner will be picked this coming Friday, July 1st at noon – with a little help from random.org, as always!!!…

Smiles!!

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EtsyLove In The Colors Of Summer…

The fruits of the season inspired today’s EtsyLove! Peach, apricot, raspberry, pink Grapefruit,… – just such pretty summer colors!

Please click here or on the image to get transferred to Etsy to see details! Please leave a comment while you’re there! The featured artists are excited to hear from you!! Thanks and happy Tuesday!!

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Kiwi, Grapefruit and Crab Salad… With A Little Help from Your Elephant Friends!

I not only love elephants. I love cooking too. And photography. And, I love, love, love Bea’s blog La Tartine Gourmande! Recipes so delicious that you want to cook nothing but La Tartine Gourmande anymore (even if you don’t like cooking that much….) and pictures soo beautiful that, even if you’re not into food and cooking, you come back over and over again just to enjoy some photography awesomeness!! If you’ve not discovered her blog yet, stop what you do and hop over there right away – you really, really don’t want to miss it!!!

Here’s a little sample for you – a summer taste… Bea’s Kiwi, Grapefruit and Crab Salad prepared with a little help from the cutest kitchen helpers ever…

Trunk-up measuring cups (by Pier One) – for a little extra luck in the kitchen… They’ll make sure you get it right even if you’re not so “cooking inclined”!!… Ready to get chopping? Alright, here you go:

Kiwi, Grapefruit and Crab Salad

(for 4 people)

You need:

  • 4 kiwis
  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 7 oz fresh crab meat
  • 1 inch ginger root, freshly and thinly grated
  • 1 lime zest
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2.5 to 3 Tbsp avocado oil*
  • 1 tsp coriander, chopped
  • 1 dash of piment d’Espelette
  • 1 pomegranate
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh mesclun salad (tossed in a vinaigrette made of olive oil and white balsamic vinegar in which I infuse thyme and garlic cloves)

* Use another light vegetable oil if you cannot find avocado oil

Steps:

  • Peel the kiwis and dice them.
  • Peel the grapefruit and remove any white parts. Dice it as well.
  • Take the seeds out of the pomegranate and place them in a bowl with the kiwis and grapefruit.
  • Chop the coriander and mix it in.
  • Add the crab and mix gently.
  • Peel the ginger and grate it very thinly. Grate the zest of 1 lime and squeeze the juice of the lime.
  • In a bowl, mix together salt, pepper, the lime juice and zest, ginger, the Piment d’Espelette and the avocado oil. When you are ready to serve, season the crab preparation with this dressing. You can serve this appetizer as is on plates, or use ring molds to make a more elegant presentation.
  • Top the appetizers with the seasoned fresh mesclun salad.

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Need new pants???

I was looking into buying a new pair of pants and I think I found just the right one… Not sure whether I like the belt, but the pants certainly are perfect…

If you need new pants too, check here for availability!……………………..

Happy Saturday!!!

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She Believed She Could…

 

Hope you believe too! Much WordPressLove to all who DO!!!

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IRR-ELEPHANT…

I certainly knew, but did YOU???…. {hee hee}

Want to tell the world? Snorgtees can help!

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The Cutest Little Boy and His Best Buddy

Some things just speak for themselves. This picture is one of them…

Seen on: We Heart It

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