Last weekend, I was in Newport Beach and want to show you some Southern California global style inspiration that I got from one of my favorite shops, Juxtaposition Home. Followed by a delicious barbecue menu that we had at my sister’s in San Diego. In Southern California, when we cook on an outdoor grill, we call it “barbecue-ing.” What do you call it? Grilling?
Loving the elegant, flea market look here at Juxtaposition Home. And global textiles are still going strong!
What do you think I brought home with me? You can see at the end of the post 🙂
This is a Simple Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad with sweet onions, chopped basil and crumbled bleu cheese served on the side…
Howard and I had SEVERAL hours in the car ride back to San Francisco. Which gave me enough time to squeeze his grandmother’s potato salad recipe out of him. It’s the best I have ever had.
This is my husband's family recipe.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp yellow mustard
- 2 tbsp juice from olive jar as needed to thin sauce
- 1 pinch salt, pepper and celery salt to taste
- 2 lbs russet potatoes peeled and chopped
- 1 whole sweet onion chopped
- 6 eggs hard boiled chopped
- 3 stalks celery chopped
- 1/2 cup green olives stuffed with pimentos chopped
Mix sauce ingredients well and set aside.
Boil the potatoes until soft but not mushy. Cool slightly.
Add the potatoes and other ingredients to a bowl and blend in the sauce.
Chill overnight and sprinkle with paprika before serving if desired.
For the super tender spare ribs… According to Howard… Rub the spare ribs with Stubb’s Rub (available on Amazon or at your grocery store) and put them back in the refrigerator over-night. The next day, put them in the oven, covered for 3 hours at 275 degrees. Then, baste the ribs with Stubb’s Barbecue Sauce. Place bone side down on your grill (on low) with the lid on for 30 minutes. Serve with more warmed Stubb’s Barbecue Sauce.
Since I’m on Weight Watchers, I went heavy on the grilled peppers and tomato salad.
I bought the black and white Turkish towel from Juxtaposition for our “vintage” powder room. My goal is to accessorize in there so you don’t notice how old it is (our building was built in 1923).
And a black and white beaded bowl is out for display on our coffee table. Which got me editing everything for these warmer months! Seems like summer is time for less “stuff” and lighter colors.