April 18, 2014
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How To Make The Ultimate Italian Chopped Salad

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Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a hearty chopped salad every now and then? I teamed up with one of my absolute FAVORITE food bloggers, Valleybrink Road, to compile the ultimate Italian Chopped Salad and man is it good. It’s also HUGE aka ideal for a big group. Dinner party this weekend, anyone? 

Recipe: Italian Chopped Salad

Ingredients:
- 1 small head iceberg lettuce (halved, cored & thinly sliced)
- 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 medium radicchio (halved, cored & thinly sliced)
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
- 5 peperoncini stems, cut & thinly sliced
- 4 oz provolone cheese, cut into 1/4″ thick strips
- 4 oz salami, cut into 1/4″ thick strips

For Oregano Vinaigrette:
- 2 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 garlic gloves, minced
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:
1. In a bowl, combine red wine vinegar, garlic cloves, dried oregano, lemon juice, sea salt & fresh black pepper. Add 1 cup extra virgin olive oil in a steady stream, whisking to combine.
2. Combine all ingredients.
3. Drizzle oregano vinaigrette.
5. Toss & ENJOY!

To watch a video on how to make this salad head right this way!

April 18, 2014
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Swarm by Tasha Lewis

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Swarm by Tasha Lewis is an incredible global street art project in which Lewis hopes to spread 4,000 magnetic butterflies around the world.

Lewis will create the magnetic butterflies and send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents. Born from the fact that, as an individual artist living in New York City, she would not be able to travel as much as she would like, she hopes this installation will spread far and wide. Each of the ten packages will contain 400 butterflies, a notebook, a how-to guide and a medical kit for butterfly repair.

Once a person receives the package, he or she has four weeks to travel with the butterflies, install them around their homes and then photograph them. They are asked to share their installation through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Then, once the four weeks are up, they’re asked to pack up all the supplies and ship them to the next location. For each package, the process repeats 10 times. Lewis hopes to wrap up the project with a gallery show where she’ll display all of the images of the installations.

If you’d like to participate, it’s not too late. Head on over to this page to read over the requirements.

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