Recipes
Mortar and Pestle Pesto

Mortar and Pestle Pesto

When it rains…I cook. News ALERT – It’s raining in Seattle ! The record breaking 55-day dry streak, in a city known for rain, is KAPUT and so I’m in the kitchen, cooking! I’m creating basil and toasted walnut pesto the old fashioned way –     by hand, with a mortar and pestle. No food processor...
Peachy Pizza with Roasted Garlic, Fresh Basil and Goat Cheese

Peachy Pizza with Roasted Garlic, Fresh Basil and Goat Cheese

  This pretty little pizza is nothing short of peachy! It’s on the dinner menu at my house today and it can be on your menu too – in minutes!     It starts with amazing ingredients: sweet white peaches, creamy home roasted garlic, fresh basil, herb goat cheese, plus a smattering of lemon zest…ALL...
Happy Hour at Home in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

Happy Hour at Home in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

All images Rodrigo DeMedeiros – 425 Magazine    Early August…with scorching temps and blazing sunsets, is for me, the peak of summer!    There’s nothing better than a last minute happy hour  at home, hanging out in the garden with friends and family!  Who doesn’t love basking in the afterglow of an August sunset, squeezing...
Summer Picnic Bliss ~ National Picnic Month!

Summer Picnic Bliss ~ National Picnic Month!

    July  is National Picnic Month! It is that delicious  combo of dining alfresco and celebrating the heart of summer with family and friends! I mean, who doesn’t love a pretty picnic?! Especially if you can  pull it together in a pinch! I’ve plunked down some mouthwatering  Summer Picnic Bliss in the pages of 425...
Beautiful Bridal Shower Inspiration for the Summer Bride

Beautiful Bridal Shower Inspiration for the Summer Bride

Photos Rodrigo DeMedeiros     I thee wed. Love me a summer wedding! {  I was a June Bride :) } Send the Bride To Be  off…into wedded b l i s s with a beautiful bridal shower brunch! I had the opportunity to treat two gorgeous brides to be, to a mini bridal shower, in the...
Going Green! Refreshing Healthy Bites in 425 Magazine!

Going Green! Refreshing Healthy Bites in 425 Magazine!

All images Rodrigo Demedeiros / 425 Magazine   GOING GREEN MARCH may be the month of madness… but it’s also the month of renewal! Mother nature is revving up to put on her breathtaking  spring show!  As the weather warms, we think  about getting our hands dirty in the garden and potting up mini herb gardens!  ...
Lean into Winter in 425 Magazine

Lean into Winter in 425 Magazine

Image ~ 425 Magazine, Rodrigo DeMedeiros Photography   We’re brightening up the short winter days and  warming up the cold winter nights in the pages of   Image ~ 425 Magazine, Rodrigo DeMedeiros Photography   425 Magazine in this FIRST issue of 2017! I’m SO excited to be contributing to each and every  issue as...
It's a HAUTE Holiday Party in 425 Magazine

It’s a HAUTE Holiday Party in 425 Magazine

HAUTE Holiday Wreath Making Party   Image via 425 Magazine Rodrigo Demedeiros  Photo   Bring on the Holiday decorating and Haute Cocoa!!! There is s n o w  in the forecast in my corner of the country and there is nothing like a rich cup of cocoa from scratch to warm you up!   Image via 425...
Earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms with Garden Herbs

Earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms with Garden Herbs

#mhartlifestyle  I call this  Sunday soul food… earthy Chanterelle Mushrooms and fragrant freshly plucked garden parsley and thyme. My garden is packed with parsley right now.  Gotta use it on the daily!     This combo is the perfect Sunday light bite and a page straight out of my childhood.  Back in the day, I...
A Smoking Hot Halloween Cocktail - Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini Drop

A Smoking Hot Halloween Cocktail – Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini Drop

      #mhartlifestyle  Now this is a nightmare of a Halloween CockTALE! Slurp! Oh yes, The Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini drop is SMOKING hot! It’s inspired by the dark  poetry of Edgar Allan himself and it’s a cocktail for ALL the senses. Wisps of chalky white vapors encircle the smoky gray vintage glass. The intoxicating scent...
Summer Sublime in 425 Magazine! Packed with Summer Entertaining Ideas!

Summer Sublime in 425 Magazine! Packed with Summer Entertaining Ideas!

Summer Entertaining – Monica Hart via 425 Magazine – Photos by Rodrigo Demedeiros   It’s summer sublime for sure with this grownup take on a dreamy  sorbet social!  So easy to pull together too! Lots of do-ahead ideas & summer shortcuts!    Summer Entertaining – Monica Hart via 425 Magazine – Photos by Rodrigo Demedeiros...
Rustic Plum & Basil Tart

Rustic Plum & Basil Tart

  Out of the tree of life I just picked me a PLUM! How much do you L O V E  summer stone fruit? I’m talking ripe juicy peaches, nectarines and in this case plums! My mom and dad had a plum tree so this is a slice of nostalgia for me. And really, there’s...