Our favorite way to keep from melting during a heat wave is with an old school icy treat. With fruity colors that are just as much fun to wear as they are to eat, sno cones and all of their sugary shades are popping up in bright bikinis, nail art, and dip-dyed locks. There’s no better time to grab the ultimate beachside snack and dig in!
With temperatures rising, we’re not only excited to shed our layers in favor of sundresses and cutoffs, but also because it’s the perfect excuse to indulge our favorite guilty pleasure: ice cream. Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can (and should) still treat yourself to sherbet hues or a sugar-coated mani. So what are you waiting for? Get the scoop!
I spent the last year in a dark place gastronomically. I wasn’t eating gluten. (No judgment, obviously. I know it works wonders for some people; just not this gal.) One thing that was really great, though, was all the alternative grains I supplemented my diet with. Buckwheat soba noodles are one of those things I probably never would have tried my hand at, but that I’m really happy to have in rotation now. Yes, even now that I’m back to French bread and beer mode.
Every year, Pantone comes down from their Helvetica-Bertoia-Lomo cloud to tell us design plebes the color of the year. 2012’s is Tangerine (!). Since I’ve already stocked my closet with the citrusy hue, I thought it was only fitting to cook up an elixir using the real thing. My Tangerine Syrup is really sweet and refreshing mixed with seltzer water. I even muddled in a little sage (what a weirdo, right?), which was surprisingly delicious and a little savory.
Here at Nasty Gal, “What’s for lunch?” is almost as important as “Who makes your shoes?” We LOVE snack time, and just had to include a place on our new blog to talk about all these delicious bites, from the best farmers market in town to our favorite hole-in-the-wall bar. Yum. For all of you on the way down to Coachella Valley, our food contributor Zinzi from the band Kisses dishes on the perfect desert snack.