June 24, 2016

Easy Chicken - Egg - Potato Salad

Last week we had some friends coming over and I wanted to make something light, summery, and refreshing. So I made this Chicken - Egg- Potato salad and it was so tasty! It was made even more delicious with a glass (or two) of white wine.

This salad is a dish that reminds me so much of my childhood and is something my mom often made. I love this salad! I would be happy to hover over a bowl of it any day.

Chicken - Egg - Potato Salad. Delicious flavors, very simple and tasty.

Serves: 6 - 8

Ingredients

1 small chicken (baked or boiled and shredded) or use story-bought rotisserie chicken

6 Potatoes, peeled and cubed

4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1 cup cornichons, chopped

1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) freshly-squeezed lemon juice (1 large lemon)

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup frozen baby peas

Salt and pepper, to taste

Chopped chives, for garnish

Directions

Peel and cube the potatoes. Cook potatoes in gently boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes, then cool quickly in cold water and drain.
In a large bowl, mix the chicken, cornichorns, eggs, and potatoes. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, and mayo. Salt and pepper, to taste.
Then, add the peas, gently incorporating so you don't mash them.
Garnish with chives.
Cover with plastic wrap and keep salad chilled until ready to serve.

Note: If using rotisserie chicken, remove skin and dice the chicken meat.

P.S. My mouth is watering just thinking about this salad! ;)

June 10, 2016

Words and Images

Sometimes it's interesting to look at something in a different way.
Change of Seasons.
Beautiful Paintings. I wish I could paint, but sadly that is not where my talents are.
WAVES. There's a moment you need to hold dear forever.
On computers. I could never do without my computer. I'm secretly having an affair with it but hush, that is a secret! ;)
People watching.
Strawberry Pavlova. Overwhelmingly tempting!

Hope you have a beautiful weekend! xx

(Top photo via Rest Nova.)

June 03, 2016

Comments Section: Blog Update

Just a couple of years ago, I switched comments off for this blog. I wanted to post a brief update on that decision. Because I feel I owe it to my readers and followers. My decision was made for the reasons stated here.

Back in March 2014, I made the decision to turn the comments off on my blog. I want to make it clear that this has been a very difficult decision to make. I enjoy reading comments on my posts. I'm a huge fan of feedback and reader interaction (and for five years, comments have been a great thing here on Cut and Dry).

Comments will of course be back here. In the meantime, I really wish my reasoning made sense.

Thank you to everyone who's shown support for what I do here.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

May 13, 2016

Life Lately

Enjoying French chocolate croissants and lots of coffee! Early morning is actually the best time to drink coffee. (In my opinion.)

After a very busy week I am excited for the weekend! But first, I thought I'd share some photos of life lately.

Hope you have a great one! xx


Sometimes you just need that little boost of motivation.

Beach in Black and White.
Books I have read recently, that I highly recommend for you.
I just love a splash of pink in the kitchen.
Bright blue spring sky. Isn't it lovely?

April 29, 2016

Have a Great Weekend

Happy Friday! I do love springtime. If you're anything like me this time of year makes you want to reach for your camera and capture some great photos. I'm heading to the beach again. I was feeling very stressed and overwhelmed this week, so I'm looking forward to taking a breather.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

(Photo via Optical Illusions and Pictures.)

April 15, 2016

Photo Adventure Is Calling!


There's no better way to spend the weekend than turning off, heading out and capturing all the beauty around you. 

I do love spring. I love this season of longer days, new beginnings and blooming flowers. If you're anything like me this time of year makes you want to reach for your camera and capture some nature photos so I've rounded up a few of my favorite photos I shot during this month.
Let these nature photos inspire you to get out there and capture something truly amazing. What are you waiting for?

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xx



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April 01, 2016

What Is Happiness?





Who wouldn't want to feel happier? But what is happiness, anyway? This video actually made me smile. Then it made me happy!
Over the last few years, I've come to realize that happiness can be attained at any moment that you desire.
So I thought I'd share with you all 5 ways to happier living. These are some tips that I've found helpful, but everyone is different. I know that we all have different ideas about what happiness is and how to get it, but I hope these ideas will inspire you to start creating more joy in your life.

1. Fake it till you feel it.

2. Help others.

3. Practice smiling.

4. Train your brain to be happier by practicing gratitude.

5. Train your brain to be happier by acknowledging the importance of the small moments and little things.

Hope you have a blissful weekend! xx

(Video by Dr. Sood.)