08.09.17

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 83

“the colors in this bob dylan quote are inspired by a photo from vogue japan.” –maddy

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

08.09.17

FRIED ZUCCHINI TACOS

fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest

it’s zucchini season and i’m always looking for new ways to incorporate them into my summer cooking. i’ve been making beer battered zucchini fries for years and i decided that i wanted to turn them into tacos. call it the veggie version of fish tacos! they’re great to serve to a group as zucchini is really inexpensive and the texture, once it’s fried, it really does feel like a real fish taco. just make sure to serve them hot, they do not keep well. we served ours with a spicy chipotle hot sauce, crema and lots of cabbage slaw. ivan said it was one of the best tacos he has ever had and that’s saying something! let us know if you make them and how it turns out!  – joanie

fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest

what you’ll need:

• quarter of cabbage finely chopped
• 3 limes
• 2 teaspoon rice vinegar
• 1/2 teaspoon oregano
• vegetable oil
• 3/4 cup flour
• 1/2 cup cold wheat beer
• 1 egg beaten
• 3-4 zucchinis
• top tacos with crema – 1/4 mayo, 1/4 sour cream + juice of half a lime all mixed together.
• to serve:  salsa roja, sliced avocado, queso fresco, red onion, lime wedges.

fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest
fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest
fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest

• finely slice the cabbage and mix with the juice of 1 lime, rice wine vinegar, oregano, and a pinch of salt. massage until well mixed and set aside.

• slice the zucchini length wise and then in half.

• to make the batter, whisk the flour, beer, and beaten egg in a large bowl until well incorporated.

• in a deep pan fill about 2 inches deep with vegetable oil. heat on medium. test the oil to make sure it’s hot by throwing in a piece of zucchini and seeing if it sizzles. you could individually drop each piece in the batter but i prefer to throw a bunch in the bowl, mix it around and take them out one by one when it’s time to fry, letting the extra batter drip off. add the zucchini into the oil and fry until golden brown.

• remove the zucchinis from the pan and lay them on drying rack with paper towel below. while they are still hot sprinkle generously with salt.

fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest
fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest
fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest

toast the tortillas in a slightly oiled skillet until golden brown. set out all of the bowls of your chopped toppings and allow people to assemble on their own.

fried zucchini tacos | designlovefest

photos by: ivan solis
styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis 

08.08.17

FRED SEGAL AND CB2

love the new fred segal x cb2 collection! that rainbow mirror and palm tree lamp. very cute!

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08.04.17

WEEKEND AT HOME / 75

i’m loving pops of pink in the living room. and since millennial pink isn’t going away anytime soon, i wanted share some of my favorite pink home decor pieces! i love blush pink planters, but even something as simple as a pink accent wall can really bring a living room together. which is your favorite pink look? have a great weekend! erika

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08.03.17

DRESS YOUR TECH / SUMMER FAVORITES

in celebration of summer we rounded up our favorite summery desktops for you this week! there are so many, it’s hard to choose! click the links below to download each desktop… happy summer, everyone!

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