Monday, August 31, 2009

Live Simple, Look Posh

Simple and Posh is excited to be writing its first of many blog posts and we're even more thrilled to be introducing our website, Six months ago our lives changed when we found out we were expecting our first little one. We have always had a penchant for the finer things in life but with the economy being in the dumps and budgeting for a tiny yet additional person in the house, we realized it was time to start living a little smarter by shopping wiser but not sacrificing quality.

We sat down and decided what makes us who we are and the things we find ourselves spending money on these days. First was family, specifically the baby on the way, and second was our home where we enjoy hanging out and spending time with our loved ones. This is how the Nurture and Dwell sections of our website were created. The two of us have always been environmentally conscious and try to practive a healthy lifestyle. With this notion in mind, we created a section called Live and you will find products that are toxin-free and promote the green movement. A lot of our products in ourother sections are organic too and we'll let you know in the description. Our final section on our website is more for the ladies out there but guys will enjoy some of the stuff on it. We're talking about Beautify because like we say, live simple and "look posh"!

With Nurture, Dwell, Live, and Beautify, we hope there is a little something for everyone and we're pretty sure you'll find something you've been looking to buy or something you've never heard of can't resist to snatch up for yourself or as a gift. Check for daily product updates and read our blog for what we're up to and tips on how live more simple and look posh.

Even though this is more of an introductory post, I still wanted to share a little something with everyone. One of the best ways to save money when throwing a dinner party is to plan the menu using produce that's in season, hence is on sale! Right now we have peaches coming out of our ears at 50 cents a pound for organic ones so when our friends came over for a BBQ I thought I could use these for dessert. I found a recipe on by typing in "easy peach dessert" and it was super quick to make and made a boatload of dessert for just pennies. I got lots of compliments on the cobbler and the leftovers didn't last very long around the house. I served it warm with a scoop of organic vanilla bean ice cream on the good! We just posted the Le Creuset Rectangular Baker from Sur La Table which is perfect for baking and serving this cobbler. Enjoy!

Easy Peach Cobbler from Southern Living

Makes 10 Servings

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups fresh peach slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)

Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. We love the Le Creuset Flame Rectangular Baker.

Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).

Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool.

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