An At-Home Spa Gathering

An At-Home Spa Gathering

Next time you’re scheming the next girls’ gathering with your best friends or female family members, reconsider the traditional party and invite them over for an at-home spa-inspired fête. On a Saturday or Sunday morning, what beats a mocktail in pajamas with your nearest and dearest? Shoulder massage train, anyone?

Olive Tapenade with Crudîtes


Photos by Erin Mosher


Makes 1 cup

2 garlic cloves
Kosher salt + pepper
1/2 cup niçoise olives, pitted
1/2 cup oil-cured Mediterranean olives, pitted
2 teaspoons capers, rinsed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Zest of one lemon
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons parsley
2 cups raw vegetables, such as radishes, carrots, jicama, cucumber

1. Purée all ingredients in your Vitamix until combined. Serve with crudîtes.


Puréed Pea Toasts

Puréed Pea Toasts

Toast has been dubbed as “#basic” by our social media feeds and sarcastic cooking conversations; but since the beginning, I have been a die-hard. For me, it’s all about the quality of the ingredients that contribute to the combination: a rustic loaf with that gorgeous dark crust and pillow-y interior that toasts tremendously; a bright, smooth layer of spread; a sharp garnish.