June 29, 2011

Wednesday Wonders

Today's Wednesday Wonders: Tomatoes and Maxi's!

One of my favorite things about Summer is the bounty of fresh Vegetables and Fruits everywhere I look!  As I was grocery shopping the other day, I stumbled upon Golden Cherry tomatoes (sunburst tomatoes).
I got very excited and immediately wanted to make this easy, fresh, and delicious Zucchini "pasta" recipe... Mmmm.

Buon Appetito!

Zucchini "Pasta" via Whole Living magazine August 2011 issue

8 oz. cherry tomatoes (and Sunburst cherry tomatoes), sliced
1 clove of garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts
2 Tbl torn fresh basil, plus leaves for garnish
2 Tbl extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Sea salt
1 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise, slices cut into 1/4-inch long strips (so it looks like thin, long pasta)

In a bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, walnuts, basil, and oil.  Season with salt.  Let stand 20 minutes.  Toss with zucchini and garnish with basil.

And now my little fashionistas....MAXI time.  A Maxi skirt (or dress) is one thing I would seriously wear every. single. day. for. the. rest. of. my. life.  

Some Maxi skirt inspiration from these lovely ensembles:

all images via
Happy Wednesday!!  I hope your day is fabulous. XoX


Bonnie said...

I love that you combined tomatoes and maxis in this post!
While I have reported on the maxi trend and featured about 3423492 different maxi dresses/skirts on my blog, I don't actually own a maxi. I'm short and small, so I feel like I would drown in the material. I know other bloggers who are my size and love to wear the maxi trend, but I don't think I could pull off the look as well as them. It just isn't who I am! (Sadly.)

Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Jackie said...

Great combo. Delicious food and some lovely skirts. I need to find the perfect maxi skirt and you've given me some ideas.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Love that you paired food with style! We have a ton of cherry tomatoes growin in our backyard..actually they are taking over and need to be picked. I am going to make this!! My hubs would love it!

XO Lindsay

ashley.warner said...

fun post! love all the maxis!

Brooklyn said...

Oh my I MUST make that recipie, and those skirts! LOVE

StarletStarlet said...

How one pulls off a maxi skirt like Kate Boshworth does is absolutely enviable!!!!

Love your maxi snaps!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Yum, that pasta has made me so hungry! I really love that tan belted maxi skirt in the middle (and the tufted pink sofa behind!)

Love Lillian said...

I love maxi dresses but i'm not sure abou the skirts on me. Maybe someday but I love these looks. That recipe made me also insanely hungry. That looks delicious.

I'm following you now :)

Linh said...

YUM! That looks very healthy and refreshing :) Who doesn't LOVE maxis right? Great selection.

Gentri said...

Gah! I am IN LOOOOOVE with all of these pictures! I need each outfit... great. :P haha! And those veggies look so delish and fresh!

Megan and Justin said...

I am SO in need of a maxi skirt/dress. Love all these photos and seriously need to try that recipe! thanks!

sanjella said...

The pasta looks sooo yummie. :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Loving the maxi skirt look, how chic and simple:-)

Also great recipe, will have to test that out.

Enjoy your Wed love!

Ashley Sloan said...

Um I love tomatoes...so much. They are freaking delish.

And I love maxis!!! Perfect! And funny thing I did a post about maxi dresses too this week..hehe. I got a new one and didn't know what to put with it! Have a great day girl and I'm going to go and follow you now!

Ashley Sloan

Jessie said...

Oh, the pasta looks delicious. And I love the look of maxi skirt. I use to own them but not anymore. Maxi skirt feels great on the skin and makes me feel instantly more feminine. Thanks for the reminder. I need to get some soon!


Mrs. T said...

Love love love all those skirts!!

brooke field said...

Hey there, very cute blog! The zucchini pasta looks delish I just might add it to my menu next week :)

Toots said...

The pasta dish looks amazing, and loving the maxi skirts look. I literally live in mine!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I just came across your post and I just did a recipe post with tomatoes! Come check it out, it's lovely for summer and full of flavor ;)

Also, love the skirts, my fav is number 7!



Joanna said...

Hi Brittany!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your blog name too! Makes me smile.

That pasta looks so good. Perfect summer dinner! I'm a big fan of zucchini!
And Maxi dresses and skirts are something I want more of! I love summer fashion!

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

i'm not the biggest fan of tomatoes, but when the Summer comes and I find cherry tomatoes that are lovely and tasty i can eat them on their own!

this 'pasta' is perfect for this low-carber.

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

mmm...i love tomatoes :) in fact, i am eating an heirloom tomato salad as i read this! and those maxis are so pretty...i especially love the navy floral one! xoxoxo brynn

Mollie Wonacott said...

Great post, love the photos.
Following you.