Friday, July 15, 2011

I'm the worst!

Oh my goodness, I have been neglecting this blog way too much lately! I do have some very good excuses but still, I'm the worst!

Last Sunday was my first bridal shower and it was beyond lovely. That said, the shower prep took up all my free time last week. Then of course I got super sick after the shower, to be honest, I'm still not feeling 100% which is why I've been MIA this week. However I need to suck it up and starting posting again.

I want to dive in and tell you about the shower but I'm going to wait for pictures. In the meantime, here's a recipe I found on the Style At Home website!

Tomatoe & Bread Salad

  • 2 cups day-old rustic bread, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 tsp Maldon sea salt
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 small English cucumber
  • 1 pint coloured cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 long red chili, chopped
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, torn
1 tbsp oregano or marjoram leaves
1) Toast the bread cubes on a baking sheet in a 375ºF oven until golden. Meanwhile, mix the garlic, vinegar, mustard, sugar and sea salt together in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil to emulsify. Set aside.

2) Cut the
heirloom tomatoes and cucumber into chunky 1" pieces and slice the cherry tomatoes in half. Place in a large bowl; add the red onion. Peel and pit the avocado and slice into 1" pieces. Add to the bowl along with the chili, toasted croutons, and herbs.

3) Pour the dressing over the
salad and toss carefully. Let salad sit for 30 minutes before serving to allow the juices of the tomatoes to combine with the dressing.

Serves 4-6.

I am totally making this for  Michael and I tonight. Let me know how yours turns out.

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)


  1. Mmm, this recipe looks delish! And I heard the shower was loads of fun!!

  2. Oh, how I understand you about that.. I forgot about my blog for more than a month.. also with few good reasons you're not as bad as you say you are :))Only important that you're back with us ;) Xo

    p.s. the recipe looks totally yummy! Need to try!

    - Urska @

  3. @Shannon - the shower was so lovely. I had a fabulous day!
    @Urska - thanks!! I haven't tried the recipe yet but plan on trying it very soon.