Hello, how is everything? We are driving to Lake Arrowhead which is in the mountains above Los Angeles to be with family. Even though we don’t have symptoms, the kids and Howard and I got tested for the virus so we can relax around each other a bit but we will still wear masks around my 95-year-old mom. New normal, I guess.
But on to this week’s fun Five Favs: Amazing Bargains on Designer Pillows, Tasty Pasta and More
5 Good Things
1. Close-out Sale on The Pillow Master’s Designer Pillows
Liana makes the best pillows ever! My clients who have them will tell you this, too. Below are the first pillows that I bought from Liana in our Newport Beach house.
Anyway, she is closing down her Etsy shop at bargain prices. I know most of these very high-end, expensive fabrics. So trust me, these are great deals.
Check out all of Liana’s pillows. They won’t last long.
UPDATE: Liana’s pillows are already sold out. Sad for you if you didn’t get one but happy for Liana. Check this out: Freshen Up with PILLOWS! My Ten Favorite Sources
2. Bug Bite Thing
When I was whining about my insect bites after a little party in my sister’s back yard in San Diego, Lauren, the Publicist from The Bug Bite Thing sent me a sample.
“Bug Bite Thing is a suction tool that removes insect saliva/venom from bug bites and stings. By removing the irritant, the body stops producing the reaction that causes uncomfortable symptoms such as itching, swelling, and pain.”
You are supposed to use the Bug Bite Thing right after you have a bite but I got a couple when we were in Napa and couldn’t try it out for two days (although the bumps were still large.) Anyway, I used it when I got home and this is sort of gross, but I could see droplets of fluid that it pulled out of my bites! And by the next day, the bumps were really diminished and not itchy). I’m taking it with us on our trip to Lake Arrowhead, CA. I hope it works as well for you.
3. 24 Small Cube Ottomans To Update Your Look
I just completely updated this popular post with new photos. So many uses!
4. Six Ingredient Pasta: Tagliatelle with Proscuitto and Peas
Howard made this Friday night and it was delicious with a small green side salad.
Tagliatelle with Proscuitto and Peas Recipe
This is adapted from Bon Appetit. Tasty and easy!
1 lb. tagliatelle
1½ cups shelled fresh peas (from about 1½ lb. pods) or frozen peas (we used frozen)
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
6 oz. prosciutto, thinly sliced (about 12 slices)
16 sage leaves
2 oz. Parmesan, finely grated (about 1 cup), plus more for serving
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally and adding peas about 2 minutes before the pasta is done, until al dente. Drain pasta and peas, reserving 1½ cups pasta cooking liquid.
Meanwhile, heat butter in a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot over medium until frothy. Tear prosciutto slices into bite-size pieces and add to the pot along with sage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until prosciutto is golden brown and beginning to crisp, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit until pasta is done.
Add pasta, peas, 2 oz. Parmesan, and 1 cup reserved pasta cooking liquid to the pot with prosciutto and return to medium heat. Cook, tossing vigorously and adding more pasta cooking liquid if needed until saucy and pasta is coated about 30 seconds. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
Divide pasta among bowls and top with more Parmesan and some chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
5. California Home By Blackband Design
Check out this home designed by Blackband Design in Santa Inez, Ca. Here’s the laundry room…
And those are my Five Favs: Amazing Bargains on Designer Pillows, Tasty Pasta and More! Let’s go see what my friends’ have in store for us.