You know the projects I mean. The projects that are too boring to share with friends or on social media, but that improve your daily life all the same. Think cleaning the gutters instead of painting the dining room. In this case, it's our brand new kitchen sink. It won't set Pinterest or Instagram on fire, but it's getting some much-deserved love from me today.
I'm coming off an amazing girls' weekend (we saw Dolly Parton in concert and she was EVERYTHING), so now it's time to get back to serious basics. I need vegetables after all the heavenly junk food I ate over the weekend. Enter kale salad.
Last week I shared our dining room space and what needs work there. One of the spots I haven't quite figured out yet is our large gallery wall. It's one of those projects that worked perfectly in my head, but works less well in practice. So it's back to the drawing board. I'm looking at statement art today for a bit of inspiration on what to do with a large wall that deserves some drama.
Grilled pizza is a favorite around here. I used to make them with my dad when I was younger and we had just discovered the wonder that is Mark BIttman's How to Cook Everything. (I can't recommend this book enough. My copy is in danger of disintegrating due to near constant use.) Pizza dough is one of the easiest things to make, and chances are you already have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Grilling the dough gives it a charred, crunchy-chewy quality that will make you want to fire up your grill even in the dead of winter. Add some grilled vegetables and garden herbs and you're ready for a casual summer dinner.
I've been wanting to snag some photos of my friend's nursery for a while now, and this weekend we finally got together for brunch and a little photo shoot of her adorable daughter Isla and her amazing nursery.
It's Friday! Who's ready for bourbon?
It's been a minute since I shared updates of our house, and that's because not much has changed around here. But that doesn't mean I'm not thinking about what needs updating, and that means it's time for a round of Marry, Kill, or What to Effing Do With It? Today we tackle the dining room. Who's ready to dish out some tough love?
This snack is so simple it barely counts as a recipe, but it's so delicious I had to share. I've got a ton of radishes ready for eating in our vegetable garden, and this is my favorite way to enjoy them. After all, once I've gone through the trouble of growing these guys, I want to use a recipe that lets them shine.
Welcome! I'm Arielle, and this is Scotch & Nonsense. Whether you've come for the home projects, the recipes, or the cocktails, I'm thrilled you're here and I hope you'll stay a bit.