Friday, August 28

From the Garden // Pico de Gallo

Last year I (Claire) fell in love with a jalapeño poppers, so this planting season I decided to plant two jalapeño pepper plants in my garden so I could have poppers all summer long. Last week, I went out to my garden, pick a bowl full of jalapeños, and for the first time I was not excited to make poppers. Every time we have guests over - poppers. Every time we made dinner and I didn't know what side to make - poppers. You guys, I'm totally burnt out! I looked at the peppers and didn't know what to do. My mind went blank. I put the jalapeños in the fridge and what caught my attention out of the corner of my eye - an almost empty container of pico de gallo my husband purchased earlier that week. "I can totally make that!" I thought. I instantly got excited - whipped together a delicious bowl of pico de gallo using fresh jalapeño peppers from my garden, grabbed some chips, and started chowing down. My neighbor joined in and before I know it, the bowl of pico was gone. YUM! Below is my simple, yet heavenly, pico de gallo recipe.

Pico de Gallo //
6 roma tomatoes
2 jalapeno pepper
juice of 1 lime
1 red onion
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 cloves garlic, minced

Finely chop all ingredients, combine, and mix.

Did you catch our other "from the garden" recipe from earlier this month? It's a delicious kale salad that is currently on my list of favorite summer recipes. Check it out!


Wednesday, August 26

Gatherings // Wall Hanging Workshop at Freehand

This past weekend, we hosted out latest Foxtail Gathering, a DIY Wall Hanging Workshop in Cafe Integral at Freehand Chicago. Oh boy, was it a lovely time! We spent the afternoon sipping coffee, snacking on pastries, meeting new friends, and creating beautiful wall hangings. One of the things we enjoy most about hosting DIY workshops is getting to see everyone's finished project at the end of the class. It never ceases to amaze us how each piece can turn out so beautifully unique, even though everyone was given the same supplies in the beginning. We finish every workshop feeling so inspired by the creative babes that have attended. Chicago, you've got some seriously rad women in your midst!

We're in full on planning mode for our Autumn and Winter workshop schedule and we're super excited about the ideas we've come up with so far. But we're dying to know, are there any hobbies or crafts you've been wanting to give a try? What kind of classes would you like to see us teach? Stay connected and get email reminders about when the next Foxtail + Moss Gathering is going down. We can't wait to see you there!

Monday, August 24

We're Loving...Na Nin Fragrance

My (Claire) current favorite perfume oil is Landslide from Na Nin. Over the past couple years, I have tried numerous perfumes and am constantly looking for a scent that compliments my natural body oils. When I can across Na Nin, I immediately fell in love. My eyes instantly caught the clean and crisp packaging while my noise became lured in by the incredible aroma. These natural fragrances are created by Kate Jennings of Richmond, Virginia. Kate's scents are inspired from "the feeling that you get from listening to a certain song that reminds you a favorite memory." Landslide is an earthly scent with notes of patchouli, cedarwood, rosewood & sandalwood. When I found out that it's inspired by my favorite gypsy Stevie Nicks, I knew it was meant to be my desired scent.

*This is not a sponsored post. We just genuinely love this product!