Wednesday
Jan232013

Falconiere Jewelry

 

Black Chainmaille and Crystal Mini-Fringe Necklace

 

Black Feather, Leather & Silk Cravat

 

Flower Bomb Crystal Collar

 

Checkerboard Crystal and Chainmaille Ombre Necklace

All Images: Falconiere

 

Fortuna audaces iuvat: Fortune favors the bold. And bold, this jewelry is.

Readers, meet Falconiere. You'll be glad you did.

Falconiere's designer, Juniper Rose, launched the brand in 2010 following a capsule accessories collection for DKNY and just this month, launched online sales via her site (here).

These are statement pieces, not for the shrinking violet, but for the fearless. Modern urban warriors, who like their accessories to do some of the talking. Ms. Rose' collections are tough, sleek, and a little bit dangerous, a heady combination. Perfect as a t-shirt topper, or under a blazer (with nothing else?!). 

Monday
Jan212013

When I was Young, Coach Called me the Tiger

Above: Zara sweater and sneakers, Super Ciccio glasses, Longchamp Balzane (c/o), AG leggings

 

So I took the plunge on some wedge sneakers. I have been on a sneaker kick lately. And, with Zara pricing just a fraction of the price of the original Marant wedge sneaker, I could give in to the trend without guilty conscious.

My husband thinks they are wacky. But they are comfortable. Time will tell how much wear I get out of them, though they have quickly become a go to alternative for a pair of flat black shoes. 

Saturday I had a nice outing with my mother, lunch and a little shopping. This comfortable get up was perfect for the occasion. 

Hope you had a great weekend!

Thursday
Jan172013

Deep Fried Sriracha Eggs with Remoulade

 

Sriracha, nectar of the gods.

It is a vinegary, spicy, red pepper delicacy (also known as rooster sauce), that I usually toss into, oh everything. It gives a hint of smoky chili heat to otherwise bland meatballs, adds that je ne sais quoi to salad dressing, and my constant culinary companion, a spicy aioli, with you guessed it, sriracha as the main ingredient (I also substitute greek yogurt for mayo to lighten it up).

A recent article from the NY Times sites it as a 'sleeve trick for chefs' like Mr. Jean-Georges Vongerichten who uses the red sauce in rice-cracker-crusted tuna with citrus sauce and surprisingly as the secret to a perfectly balanced hollandaise. “The other night, I used some of the green-cap stuff with asparagus,” Mr. Vongerichten states. “It’s well balanced, perfect in a hollandaise.” 

This recipe for deep fried eggs is a bit labor intensive, for a cocktail snack alone, so I included them as a main and served along side cesar salad. It was a perfect dinner pairing, since the sriracha taste wasn't too strong in the egg or remoulade. Healthy trick for husband too, who doesn't usually mind vegetarian fare if it is deep fried.

For more sriracha recipes, check out my pinboard devoted to the condiment here.

For full recipe with remoulade, head to Bon Appetit.

Deep-Fried Eggs

  • 9 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semolina flour (pasta flour)***
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • Peanut oil or rice bran oil (for frying)
  • Dandelion greens (for garnish)

Preparation

deep-fried eggs

  • Gently lower 6 eggs into large saucepan of boiling water, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 6 minutes for soft-boiled eggs. Drain. Cover eggs with cold water and cool. Very gently crack and peel eggs.
  • Whisk remaining 3 eggs, buttermilk, and sriracha in medium bowl. Whisk both flours in another medium bowl. Mix panko and coarse salt in another medium bowl. Working with 1 soft-boiled egg at a time, gently roll in flour mixture, then egg mixture, then panko mixture. Place on rimmed baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Pour enough oil into large saucepan to reach depth of 2 inches. Attach deep-fry thermometer to side of pan. Heat oil to 375°F. Working in 2 batches, fry eggs until brown, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer fried eggs to ovenproof plate and place in oven 3 minutes to heat through.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup remoulade into center of each of 6 plates; top each with 1 egg. Garnish with dandelion greens.