Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Slaw Down

The other night I was in the mood for spicy roasted shrimp, the easiest dinner on the planet. What to go with it? Hmmmmmmmmmm? I tend to get in a rut with side dishes. Lots of roasted vegetables, which are great, but they end up having the same flavor profile so they can feel a bit stale from time to time. It's spring! It's light outside at 6:45pm! Lets have something colorful! Lots of exclamation points! Sorry, I'll rein myself in. Anyhoo, I ended up with the ingredients for a Sweet and Tangy Red Cabbage Apple Slaw. Sounds like a plan.....

Ten minutes later, cut to me chopping cabbage that doesn't seem to want to stay on the cutting board, rather, it seemed to want to fly across the kitchen. Have you ever tried to chop cabbage into tiny pieces? It's not easy. It also didn't look like the picture on Pinterest, famous last words, I know. If someone -me- had slowed down and read all the directions first, someone -me- would have read that you were supposed to put the cabbage and the apples in the food processor. Oh, thank god!

Armed with the correct plan of attack, this really yummy side dish came together perfectly. The name couldn't be more spot on, it's sweet, tangy and perfect for an easy summer side dish at home or to take to a barbecue. You can't get more colorful than these ingredients, which I also think makes the meal feel that much more special, even if it is just a regular Tuesday night. Here's the recipe. Enjoy!

Sweet and Tangy Red Cabbage Apple Slaw

1 medium head red cabbage
3 apples
chopped green onions for garnish
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons organic canola oil
Sriracha sauce to taste

Shred the cabbage and apples in a food processor. Then mix in a large bowl with all the other ingredients. Top with chopped green onions and Sriracha sauce if you want some heat!

Monday, March 28, 2016

On A Roll

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! My family had a great time at Dover Hall's egg roll and a few other adventures thrown in. No children, and/or adults, were killed during the making of this blog post - despite the look on my niece Liv's face in the pic above -, so I consider the weekend a success!:). 

Friday, March 25, 2016

It's Friday, Love

{ Church Hill is beginning to bloom }

It's so funny the difference a little light makes. Somehow, it just seems like there's more hours in the day to accomplish things, more energy......more everything. No work trips this week and next = me trying to take advantage of the downtime and reset things all 'round, get back on track before it all starts over again and doesn't let up for a couple months. I'm looking forward to spending time with my family this weekend for the holiday and being outside as much as possible. See ya Monday!

{ If I could just walk around and take pictures of people every day I would }

{ Indulged in a dog at Stroops }

{ Current mantra }

{ Pink champagne because..... why not }

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Show

Every show the band does is different. Some have higher energy because of the crowd or where we're playing. Some are far more leisurely and feel like you're sipping wine on a porch. Both are great, and I sort of love how different each one is......a unique little pocket of time that we'll never be able to replicate. I try to be as in the moment as possible when on stage so I can let that energy flow through me and into the microphone. Because of that, each time I sing Hallelujah is always special because it tells it's own story. I hope you enjoy these pics from last week's shows at O'Toole's. We had a great time getting into the darker character of Wednesday's Wake (complete with a fake coffin and dummy because of course!) and Thursday's party. A huge thank you to our friends Karen, Jeff and Shaun who took these photos. You can follow Church Hill Music Co. on Facebook, Twitter @churchhillmusicco and Instagram @churchhillmusicco for all of our upcoming dates and more pics from our shows!