Bamboo Sushi restaurant based out of Portland, Oregan is dedicated to bringing you fresh ingredients with a sustainable approach. Owner Kristofor Lofgren, CEO & Founder, wanted to be conscious to only serve ingredients that are farmed or harvested in a way that doesn’t harm the environment.
One can really appreciate this concept considering how much waste there is in the restaurant business. We can only hope that this becomes a standard approach by restaurateurs and that a location opens near me soon
The Bamboo Sushi site has a beautiful handcrafted movie about The Story of Sushi. Check out below.
To boot here’s a video of Jason Knowles’, Executive Sushi Chef, tutorial of a rainbow roll. Love the clean presentation and his soothing voice<3
I’ve become obsessed with the video The Secrets of the Little Black Jacket by Chanel. It’s not consumed with the melodrama that goes on backstage, rather it reveals the quiet wisdom of the hands and people that create these pieces. Magnificent!
I recall my friend Isaac introducing me to strawberry lemonade at Senor Frog’s in Coconut Grove. It was so refreshing and the homemade flavor was unlike the artificial stuff I’d grown up with.
Since then I’ve moved on past the artificial stuff and made my own strawberry lemonade from scratch. The flavor has evolved a bit with the addition of ginger, but the essence is still there.
So next time you have a lovely brunch or picnic planned give this refreshment a swirl.
- 2 lbs Strawberries
- 11 Lemons
- 2 cups Brown Sugar
- 1 Ginger Root
- 1/2 tsp Ginger Powder
- 2 cups Water
- Moscato Wine or Club Soda
Prep work: Zest 2-3 lemons until you have 1 tablespoon. Squeeze the juice outta all those lemons. Hull the strawberries, remove stems and white flesh in the center-set some aside for garnish. Cut ginger root into small pieces.
In a saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil. Stir occasionally until sugar dissolves and remove from heat. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger root and ginger powder. Let cool completely and strain into a pitcher.
Puree strawberries in a blender and add to the pitcher with the lemon juice. Stir well to combine and add ice. Refrigerate until well chilled.
When you are ready to serve add the moscato wine, which is bubbly and a little sweet. Stir. Pour mixture over glasses filled with ice and garnish with strawberries.
Note: You can substitute moscato wine with club soda
I’ve been trying to switch up my morning routine lately since my usual cup of joe and piece of toast hasn’t been cutting it. I was looking for something that would leave me satisfied longer and wouldn’t be a hassle to make in the morning.
A protein shake is the best solution for me since it satisfies my hunger for 3 – 4 hours and surprisingly enough it gives me a boost of energy. I’m also able to take it with me on my commute to work.
- 2 cup Ice
- 1/2 cup Milk (2% or less)
- 1 scoop Whey Protein Powder
- 1/4 tsp Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Agave Nectar
- 2 tbsp Almond Butter
Make sure you add the ice and milk into the blender first. This prevents the powders from getting stuck underneath the blades. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. If your blender is struggling, help it along by adding an extra tablespoon of liquid at a time.
Note: if you’re craving something a little more rich substitute the Cocoa Powder and Agave with 1/2 tsp of Nutella…mmmmmm so good!
Beware of Gucci’s 2012 Fall Ready to Wear line by Frida Giannini. It’s shock-full of 19th century looks that romanticize a bewitching darkness. I love that Frida Giannini has explored a different kind of darker beauty in this collection with feathers, capes, velvets and dark jewel tones that can only be found in potions.
If you want to obsess over these captivating looks as I have then head on over to STYLE. In the meantime, you can brew up your interest with the video below.
The Iphone’s design is simple and smart, but these concepts are a miss when it comes to the charger. The base of the charger is great and versatile, however, the length of the cord is so short you often have to place your phone on the floor or reconfigure your furniture placement to accommodate for a charging station.
Thankfully the designers at Blue Lounge have thought of a resolution to our little charging dilemma.
This is what the charger should have been. Such a cool product. I’ll certainly have much use for it in the kitchen. Check out the Mini Dock in action.