Author Archives: Lily O'Dare

bk cookies

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BK Cookies (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip)

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup organic cane sugar

3/4 cup organic light brown sugar

2 cage free eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 cups old fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups of milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl combine butter and sugars, mix together. Add in eggs and vanilla, and mix until well combined and mixture is smooth. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and continue to stir together. Fold in the oats, and then the chocolate chips. Scoop rounded doughballs onto a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy with a tall glass of almond milk and a warm blanket right out of the dryer. :)

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April 12, 2014 · 8:46 pm

lately

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my two favorite salads from Christopher’s Kitchen 20140410-113739.jpg

{ takin a break at the shim sham room & missin my other half, jacksonville, florida }

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{ the two very best women i know }

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{ raising awareness for the Wendy Walk, taking place this Sunday morning April 13th on hibiscus island in miami beach }

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{ a jacksonville beach walk and sunset }

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{ three happy best friends }

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{ a sunrise jog on vero’s beach }

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April 10, 2014 · 11:39 am

favorite salad

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2 large bunches of lacinado kale, finely chopped

6 small radishes, sliced

1 florida avocado, chopped

1/2 cup grated parmesan

the juice of one lemon

two tablespoons of dijon mustard

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp salt

in a large bowl combine kale, radishes, avocado and parmesan. make dressing by whisking together remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, and then toss in salad to coat. serve alone or along side any dinner, and enjoy! :)

 

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March 28, 2014 · 12:50 pm

moments

I realized this morning that I haven’t been updating my blog lately, which is something I’ve always tried to keep up with. Purely because I love to journal and remember things happening in my life in a creative (and somewhat public) way. Thinking back on the last couple of weeks, I have had so many delicious meals (homemade and out, having discovered some hidden restaurant gems in Miami), enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets, taken long enjoyable walks and pretty scenic routes, and just honestly overall have had what seems like the best weekends of my life lately — and yet today have just a few photos to show for it. Somehow though, it seems completely fitting. Because I’ve realized that when I’m truly enjoying myself and the company of someone that I love, the strange millennial need to share and remember in a way that others can see goes out the window. All of my focus is on the present, and I really do not want to miss a second of how good it is (even to snap a photo, tweet or update this blog). So now, my hope is to find the balance of sharing and keeping special moments just for myself, and knowing that sometimes the exclusiveness and importance of the second far outweighs the first.

:)

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{ my beautiful mother, the queen of politeness & making people feel special; writing a card }

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 { a view of fort lauderdale’s beach, at sunset }

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{ looking out at miami’s turquoise waters and enjoying my very last spring break }

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{ the phone call (& accompanying photograph) about the first of my girlfriend’s to get engaged, wow }

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{ a secret spot }

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{ lucali miami pizza chat }

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{ my very favorite floral scent; a springtime gardenia in bloom }

 

 

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March 25, 2014 · 12:01 pm

comforts of home

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March 9, 2014 · 11:50 pm