Fall is here! Fall is here! I’m looking forward to another jam-packed DC weekend full of GW Alumni events, photo shoots, farmer’s markets, dancing, and street festivals. Hoping I can fit in a little down time too…catch up on sleep and get back to my Sunday pasta routine.
A few things I loved this week:
Checking out the awesome work from City Blossoms. Makes me want to get dirty, plant some chard, and connect with some awesome DC kids.
Dinner and lambrusco at the bar at Etto, patio beers at Bourbon, cider punch at 2 Birds 1 Stone, brown butter gelato at Dolcezza, fusilli with autumn squash + chicken liver crostini + burrata at Red Hen
Today’s Creative Mornings talk was one of the best ones we’ve had in DC so far. Check out the awesome new CM site and see if they have a chapter in your city!
Hashtags, Lip Syncing, new Kings of Leon
Dating is like buying jam. And it sucks. So instead buy some Cava dips at the grocery store.
Have a happy weekend, friends! xo
Cognac: the most delicious fall color. Makes one of my new favorite drinks and a few of my favorite fall staples. I’ll take these four.
It’s a new week and I’m ready to dive in and GSD at both work and in life. I pump myself up at the beginning of each week to do this but it’s not easy. There are distractions. I get tired. Things don’t go as planned.
I’m going to keep trying to do things differently until I get them right. Maybe I need to shut off some of the noise. Maybe I need to pay closer attention to my to-do lists. Maybe I should just come up with some better rewards for myself.
I pretty much reward myself every day with dessert, so dessert isn’t so much a reward. But if I am going to treat myself, it better be with something chocolate and fudgy…and these double chocolate raspberry brownies do just the trick. Whip them up Sunday so you can treat yourself all throughout the week. Or late on a weekday after a tough day so you can lick the bowl and share with coworkers the next day. They heal, they cheer, they perk you up, they put a smile on your face. Enough said.
Double Chocolate Raspberry Brownies
- 6 oz dark chocolate (chips or chopped)
- 6 oz semisweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
- 8 oz butter
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 6 oz (raspberries)
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Let cool.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and eggs. Mix in cooled chocolate. Slowly incorporate the flour, baking powder and cocoa and mix to combine.
- Pour into a greased cake pan and top the mixture with the raspberries. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set.
I couldn’t agree more with this F. Scott Fitzgerald quote…we’re reborn in the fall. Cool air, warm colors, hilarious but infectious excitement over scarfs and boots and pumpkin. We just can’t help it. More fall inspiration and recipes coming soon! In the meantime, go outside with a scarf and read a book. (I could’t recommend The Fault in Our Stars more.) Soak up the season changing and take a minute to think about how you’re changing…even if it’s just your growing boot collection.