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Black Bean, Serrano & Pineapple Salsa

April 14, 2015

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Yesterday’s fun cocktail cove with Lilly for Target called for the perfect bite.  And there’s nothing I love more than a recipe that combines salty and sweet flavors, while also incorporating a little sugar and spice.  This Black Bean, Serrano and Pineapple salsa does just that.  The tart, citric pineapple perfectly combines with the heat of the serrano peppers and the smooth texture of black beans.  The freshness of each flavor packs a punch, making it the perfect go-to for a hot summer day, and you can even prep all of the ingredients the night before.  After mixing up a batch, I really couldn’t stop myself from eating it all…and I’d go so far as to say it’s my new absolute favorite salsa!  Truly, MKR

 

Black Bean, Serrano Pepper & Pineapple Salsa
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large pineapple, diced
  2. 1 can of black beans, rinsed
  3. 1 serrano pepper de-seeded and thinly sliced
  4. 1/2 red onion diced
  5. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  6. 1/4 fresh chopped cilantro
  7. salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix. Add additional lime juice and salt to taste.
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Lilly For Target

April 13, 2015

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When I first got wind of the Lilly for Target collection, I knew it would be good.  Pineapples-and-pompoms-and-pool-party-good.  And if you’ve seen our Instagram lately, you’ll know we’re a little pineapple and pompom obsessed. So when Target invited me to take a peek at the home collection and share some of my favorites before it hit stores April 19th, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.  I also knew that we HAD to create a juice cocktail stand that Lilly Pulitzer herself would be proud of.  Well spring showers and pollen season had their say, and we were forced to bring our little cocktail cove inside and out of the rain so just imagine sunny days and a glistening pool.

Full of bright, punchy patterns that we’ve come to expect and love from Lilly over the years, the Lilly for Target collection is sure to be a hit for Lilly collectors old and new.  Along with its beloved brights, the collection includes new and oh-so-chic white and gold items that will find themselves a part of long, sunny days and many, many parties poolside. Honestly, I won’t be surprised if this is Target’s fastest-selling collection ever, with it being chalked full of just so many fantastic, high-quality items that just make us beg for an endless summer.

While we want everything—and we mean everything— come April 19th, there are a handful of items that we’ll be racing our carts down the aisles to snatch up.  First, and a easy favorite: the white and gold pineapple dish, which will be such a fun serving dish all summer long (and probably year-round let’s be honest). Secondly, the colored champagne flutes lined in gold have WOM written all over them and will be definitely making an appearance at many a pool party. The umbrella is also an absolute must-have; it’s gigantic, retractable, has a carrying case and its punchy pattern is Lilly perfection. Lastly, I can’t live without all of the gold bar accessories, hand towels, plates and anything and everything with pompoms!

And believe me when I say that this is just a snippet of all of the goodness hitting stores April 19th —I repeat April 19th —so mark your calendars and get to Target, loves! Truly, MKR

Photography, Rustic White  |  This story is in collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer for Target; two brands we love and adore.  Opinions and images are 100% our own.

Honey Thyme Lemonade With Sugared Blackberries

April 9, 2015

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One of my fondest memories as a child was icy cold lemonade from the summer carnival.  Served in an extra large styrofoam cup with whole squeezed lemons and loads of sugar, it was the perfect summertime staple, and I find myself craving it whenever warmer weather begins to appear.  But try as I may, I’ve never been able to quite master the recipe.  So instead of mess with my idea of perfection, I’ve found it better to simply create an inspired-by version.  My latest spin: a honey infused thyme lemonade with sugared blackberries I served at my spring lunch.  Think of it as the grownup version of carnival lemonade; vodka optional.  So until the ferris wheels and elephant ears pull into town, best to whip up a batch of this, sit back, and enjoy.  Truly, MKR 

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Honey Thyme Lemonade with Sugared Blackberries
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 CUP HONEY
  2. 1 CUP WARM WATER
  3. 2 1/2 CUPS FRESH SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE
  4. 3/4 GALLON COLD WATER
  5. 4-6 SPRIGS OF THYME + ADDITIONAL FOR GARNISH GARNISH
  6. BLACKBERRIES + SUGAR FOR SANDING
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over low heat warm the honey and warm water until the honey is dissolved.
  2. ADD LEMON JUICE, AND COLD WATER, STIR, add more honey if desired
  3. IN A BOWL MIX A TABLESPOON OF SUGAR WITH THE BLACKBERRIES UNTIL COATED AND SET ASIDE.
  4. Add sprigs of thyme and chill. POUR LEMONADE OVER GLASSES OF ICE, SQUEEZE SLICE OF LEMON ON TOP OF EACH, AND GARNISH WITH A SPRIG OF THYME and sugared blackberries.
Notes
  1. IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE THIS AN ADULT BEVERAGE SIMPLY ADD A BIT OF VODKA AND STIR.
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