Saturday, October 22, 2016

Favorite Vintage Gift Finds

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This week I discovered some "vintage favorites" at Antique Farm House. Perfect for gift giving! 

These coffee mugs blend into the kitchen decor while displaying nice graphics with subtle humor. I adore the rooster with "alarm clock" imprint. 


These metal trays will look great styled as a Christmas centerpiece on the table, keeping the clutter organized on your coffee table, or displaying your garden harvest. The decorative trays come in two sizes for some coordinated style options, and will look great displayed on a hutch when not in use. The wood handles make carrying and serving a breeze.


With Live, Love, Wander stenciled on the front of the bag, it features dark chocolate handles on distressed brown canvas. This unique handbag expresses your unique style and your wanderlust. 


This wall valet has a hanger for shirts and jackets, a bottom hook for pants, skirts or belts and an upper spot for a hat or scarf. This great wall hanger would be a great laundry room accessory for freshly laundered clothing. 

Use this set of 3 wire baskets with handles to keep your home organized or to carry your produce in from the garden or from the farmer's market. They come in a small, medium and large basket to accommodate all your needs. Use one by the door as a catchall tray for mail and keys, or even use a wire basket on the bathroom counter for hand towels or toiletries. They also make perfect egg baskets! 

Set this great string holder on your counter and always know the scissors are right where you need them. The cast iron legs and details are just beautiful, and using it might make some of your mundane tasks a little more pleasant. 

Crafted with authentic wood strip construction, you may want to take these to the field to sow the latest tobacco harvest or just display them when not filling them on a table.

Beautiful reproduction of an authentic vintage find, this mannequin adds that vintage touch to the interior. Use this simple dress form mannequin to showcase your necklaces and scarves in style. 26" tall.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Homemade and Handcrafted No. 43

Every Wednesday  - Sunday 
Welcome to the Homemade and Handcrafted party!

You guys, guess what??? I pin your posts weekly and checked my pinterest stats from party 41 and the party board received a total of 885 re-pins from your posts! That's exciting! I told you that you were sharing amazing content! 

I can't wait to see you have this week! 

Feel free to link up your posts (new or old ones). We love seeing what you've been up to! Share your crafts, recipes, DIY, and inspirations! We love to visit other parties and enter giveaways; so you can link those up too! (Giveaways and product reviews are not pinned unless it's a tutorial, sorry, but please do share! Pinterest is clamping down on "shopping" accounts.)

Let's check out the top viewed from last week! 

DIY Personalized Birthday Gift Idea

DIY Cloche Upcycle Challenge

Rustic Checkerboard Storage Table

Stamped Halloween Treat Bags

Straw Tote Pumpkin Planter

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ahi Tuna with Pine Nuts

Normally, sesame seed is a good ingredient for encrusting seared ahi tuna, but I didn't have any and used pine nuts and flax seeds instead.

IT WAS THE BOMB!!!! Sear some pine nuts and taste for yourself. The flavor just explodes and totally compliments the ahi like no other. 

Seriously. Easy. Fast. Delicious. 

Simply mix the marinade. 

Mix nuts and seeds to coat the tuna.

Sear on a super hot griddle.

Let some of the nuts get over browned.

Rest the tuna; then slice it.

I paired the tuna with grilled mango and used some of the mango from pit trimming to make a quick chutney* to top the tuna. (recipe below)

Pine Nut Encrusted Ahi Tuna 

  • 1 Ahi tuna steak
  • ¼ cup ponzu
  • ¼ cup wasabi sauce
  • ¼ cup sesame seed oil, for marinade and more for searing
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika, plus more for sprinkling
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • Balsamic glaze, or a mango chutney


  1. Whisk ponzu, wasabi sauce, oil, and paprika in a bowl.
  2. Place tuna into marinade mixture, flipping it to allow the marinade to get into the fish on all sides. 
  3. Heat the griddle on high, adding sesame seed oil. Allow the heat to get hot.
  4. Mix seeds and nuts on a plate. 
  5. Roll the tuna into the seeds and nuts to coat.
  6. Sear the tuna for one minute on all sides but not on the ends. 
  7. Let the tuna rest, then hold firmly to slice. 
  8. Top with a balsamic glaze or chutney. 

*Quick Mango Chutney

1/2 Cup cubed mango
1/4 cup mango vinaigrette
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika

  1. Mix vinaigrette, pepper, and paprika in small saucepan.
  2. Heat to almost boil, reduce to simmer. 
  3. Add mango, stirring to combine. 
  4. Simmer for one minute, remove from heat. 
  5. Pour onto fish, chicken, etc. 

Have fun and enjoy!