Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Nirvana in a Kurta?

Posted on | June 26, 2005 | Comments Off on Nirvana in a Kurta?

Kristen and her daughter Emma love to show off their hip Mommy and Me Kurtas! Kristen from Fit Pregnancy Magazine, definitely knows how to be stylish mama! Bright colors and embroidered Indian tops are oh so chic this summer!

Kristen loves to wear her tie-dyed Kurta at casual dinner parties paired with jeans and a large hip-slung belt. Mix it up with bangles and gold earrings to be instantly glamorous. Think: Bohemian Style-Icon Sienna Miller!

Check-out local Indian boutiques that specialize in Saris and Kurtas. You will find authentic pieces in beautiful colors and stunning hand-embroidery.

Royal Sari House, located on the corner of 29th Street and 5th Avenue,specialize in Kurtas, Tunics, Fabrics, and Sandals. I grabbed up a pair of purple sparkly shoes for just $18 as long as I paid cash!

Neeras Saree Palace on Lexington between 28th and 29th Street is situated in New York’s Murray Hill famous for Indian stores and restaurants. Neeras’s carries a large number of tunics in cotton and silk, oodles of bangles, and Saris. I got a dozen bangles in all different colors and patterns for just $12.00.

Edamame Salad

Posted on | June 20, 2005 | Comments Off on Edamame Salad

Who wants to slave over a hot stove on a summer night? Put down the phone and stop yourself from taking the easy way out and ordering take-out.

This recipe is easy, cheap and fresh. It only takes a few ingredients and about 30 minutes. You will be transported to Yum Heaven in no time.


1 bag of frozen shelled Edamame

½ cup seasoned rice vinegar

2 T. canola oil

1 T. sugar

Salt and Pepper to Taste

8 ounce bag of radishes (sliced)

3-4 medium sized carrots (sliced)

½ c sliced almond (toast in a small skillet)

1 cup of cilantro (chopped)

Cook Edamame according to directions on bag. Rinse with cool water. Put in a bowl with radishes, carrots, and your toasted almonds. Whisk together vinegar, oil, sugar, and S+P. Pour over vegetables and stir till well combined. Stir in cilantro and place in the fridge till cool. Tastes even better the next day.

The Salmon was super easy. Miso Salmon tastes like candied fish. I got about a pound of Salmon at the local fish market and Red Miso Paste (available at most health food stores).

Rinse the fish with cool water, S+P the fillet and then spread in a thin layer the miso on fish. Bake skin side down in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. Finish off Broiling the Salmon for 2 minutes longer.

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