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Blood Orange + Beet Salad
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AFullSizeRenders the temperatures rise over the weekend here in Los Angeles we'll be craving some refreshing and filling. We couldn't resist to share this recipe when we were looking thru our cookbooks, does that look delicious or what? This recipe was actually created during the holiday season by Chef Corey at Flour1, but we want to make it RIGHT NOW. Fresh feta, toasted walnuts and an orange vinaigrette, yum!

 

 

So here's what you'll need:

Ingredients

2 lb/910 g beets, a mix of red and gold

1 tsp kosher salt

1 cup/115 g walnut pieces

2 blood oranges (or regular oranges if you cannot find blood oranges)

8 cups/200 g loosely packed baby arugula

8 oz/255 g soft fresh goat cheese

Blood Orange Vinaigrette

1 blood orange (or regular orange)

1 small shallot, finely diced

2 tsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp honey

1 tsp kosher salt

⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp sherry vinegar

¼ cup/60 ml extra-virgin olive oil

Special Equipment: rimmed baking sheet, Microplane or other fine-rasp grater

Steps:

1. Cut the tops of the beets, leaving a little of the stem intact and scrub them well. In a large saucepan sprinkle salt and add water to cover the beets by about 2 inches. Cover and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat to a medium-low and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the beets are tender and can be pierced with a knife. Drain and set aside until the beets are cool enough to be handled. Use a kitchen towel that you don't mind staining to hold the beets. Remove the skins by rubbing the towel firmly against the beets. When the beets are completely cool, cut them into bite-size wedges.

2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and place a rack in the center of the oven. Spread the walnuts in a single layer on the baking sheet and toast in the oven, shaking the pan once or twice for even toasting, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the nut are golden brown, Remove from the oven and let cool.

3. Cut the top and bottom of each orange. Stand one of the oranges on a flat end. Using a sharp paring knife, carve away the rind from the orange, starting from the top and cutting downward and curving inward, until all the rind is gone and you are left with just the fruit. Repeat with the remaining orange. Cut the oranges crossfire into thin slices and set aside for the salad.

4. TO MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE: Working directly over a small bowl, grate the zest from the orange with the Microplane. Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice into the grated zest. Add the shallot, Dijon mustard, honey, salaam and pepper. Whisk in the vinegar and then slowly whisk in the olive oil until well blended. Taste and adjusting seasoning as preferred.

*The vinaigrette can be made up to 1 week in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Bring back to room tempter and rewhisk to combine the ingredients before using.

5. Arrange the arugula in a large, shallow bowl. In a medium bowl, toss the beets with 2 to 3 tbsp of the vinaigrette, coating them evenly. Top the arugula with the beets, orange slices, walnuts, and dollops of the goat cheese. Serve the remaining dressing on the side.

For more delicious recipes from the chefs at Flour Bakery + Cafe pick up the cookbook Flour, Too  at Rolling Greens Los Angeles.   IMG_9137

 

Halloween at Rolling Greens!

Time to get Spooky! Holidays are the best reasons to get creative and whip out seasonal decor. Our Halloween displays this year are to die for! (pun intended, but we don't house monster's so you're safe!) We hope you enjoy our bit of fun at our Los Angeles store, enjoy the spirit of the season, and stop by to explore the displays yourself!

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Spooky can be pretty, right?! Our Halloween display is crawling with fun accents & cool decor. We adore these glitter skulls; in black they're just the perfect amount of eerie goodness.

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Creepy crows in deep black and glittering spiders add texture and dimension to any Halloween display! Prop them on trees and ladders to add height and dimension to your decor!

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Glitter is obviously our statement making go-to this year. Not in to black so much? No problem! Ivory glitter & sequin encrusted skulls are contemporary, but still bring in the Halloween spirit. Beaded spiders in oil-like shades can still scare, but are much more unique & colorful!

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Adorn your dead tree branches with crows of all sizes; trick or treater's will fear for their lives! Better yet, display some very eerie skeletons in shades of black and ivory, covered in glitter. If their hanging mouths don't cause a scare, we don't know what will!

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Ladders of all shapes and sizes create unique and fun display racks. Shades of amber, browns, and striking black create the color palette we love this Halloween! Orange leaves doused in glitter are perfect for keeping around until Fall rolls into Winter!

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Itty-bitty pumpkin candles are way too cute to pass up! These are also another great piece to keep around for the season. Feeling a little fiery? These Fuego matches with our new skeleton friend on them are the perfect humorous touch!

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Metallic brown votives are fun and super festive! Packages of bones are super versatile, whether creating a rustic vignette or something more on the spooky, gory side. They can also be painted when Winter comes around! Double duty decor is pretty awesome.

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There's plenty of pretty options for the not-so-spooky lovers. Shades of purple, pewter, and metallic accents are another way to stay festive this season! We love this display created by our super talented  Visual Team!

IMG_9312 copy IMG_9316 copyGlitter accents in deep red & purple arrangements are so fun! Our fancy spider friend is making another appearance to lure you into a visit. Our Los Angeles store is teeming with life, experience, and tons of new products. We hope you pay us a visit to experience the store & shop the collection!

Falling into Autumn at Rolling Greens!

Summer is seriously over, although the weather in SoCal refuses to believe it! Nonetheless, our extremely talented Visual team has been hard at work transforming the stores to capture all essences of Autumn. We're falling for this season's beautiful color palettes & cozy decor!  Our Los Angeles & Culver City locations have transformed into unique & beautiful spaces capturing all the warm hues & decor of Fall. Won't you fall into Autumn with us?

IMG_9704 copy IMG_9722 copy_MG_6623 copy You can still capture the essence of Fall with a light color palette! Fresh neutral tones of Fall colors are great for transitioning from Summer. Window panes make great backdrops for vignettes in any space. We love the mix of urns, light-colored pumpkins, and florals. It's all very feminine & earthy!

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Heading in the direction of a cool color palette? You can definitely still sweep Autumn off it's feet! We love this deep blue color on the walls that grounds the entire space. Deep, dark wood & iron accents give just enough warmth without overpowering the cool side of the color wheel.  Purple, green, and shades of ivory are perfect accent colors! Candles in varying heights are impactful, yet so easy!

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Fun rusted red! This is such an inviting color and display. An ornate mirror opens up a smaller space and brings in a bit of light.  Rusty tin containers and stone add an earthy feel.

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Mix up neutral walls with pops of color! Bright pumpkins, fall florals, and worn containers definitely do the trick.  Try a monochromatic look with your florals & pumpkins for an innovative twist!

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  We love these cherub statues! They make a perfect piece for any garden or worked into a home. You can still work in white to your Fall palette, too. These lanterns are a great piece and will warm up any chilly evening!

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The quickest way to fall into Autumn? With the amazing, colorful florals in dreamy Fall hues. Quickly switch out your flowers with tones on the warm side of the color palette. An instant update, that's for sure!

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Fall Romantics are always a favorite! Warm lights create a deliciously cozy atmosphere.

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One of our favorite tables at our Beverly store! Vibrant greens, oranges, and mustard yellow create a pretty palette that is anything but standard.

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Bright pumpkins are a must with mixed floral arrangements & glass bottles! We love the contrast of colors and unexpected teal-blue that lends a hand to creating a Boho vibe. We hope you stop by our stores to shop our new Fall Decor & take a wander around to experience falling into Autumn with us!

Color of the Season: Persimmon

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Per·sim·mon: an edible fruit that resembles a large tomato and has very sweet flesh // a fiery, burnt orange.. and our color pick for Summer! The season is rapidly approaching, as is the weather here in California; 90-95 degrees already! We're lusting over innovative, bold color palettes and are hooked on this statement hue. 

Pair Persimmon with brights (like we did above) for a maximum Summer ambience, or if you're still afraid of taking the jump to an extremely bold palette, we suggest pairing with a light sea foam, tickled blush, and grey-beige. Whether you decide to paint an entire accent wall this amazing color, or just add a soap bar to your bath in this hue, we're giving you two thumbs up for incorporating Persimmon!

Our stores are already filled with stunning blooms and unique accent items in fiery Persimmon, we hope you come visit us to explore!

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Gerbera daisies display a simple beauty out on our patio // Olive & Tangerine soap bring in an essence of the orange hue and our Voluspa Baltic Amber candles are a neutral play on the color.

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Kalanchoes continue to blossom in the sun // Asiatic Lilies captivate us with their curves & delicate details

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Begonias capture the fiery hue perfectly with an ombre accent // A multi-patterned Kanthas throw adds appeal draped over a chair or couch

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Even our silk flowers make statements in Persimmon! A beautiful arrangement of these lovely Geraniums or Winsome Roses in a neutral container will add a dose of Summer sunshine. We hope you take the jump into the sea of bold colors and have fun incorporating Persimmon into your palette. Don't forget to come and visit our Los Angeles or Culver City location for more fiery hued piece.  Happy Decorating!

A Whisper of Chocolate & Orange

"A good scone is hard to find, even in a food capital like New York City. Many tend to be too cakey or too dry, and almost all of them are oversized. Not these scones, folks. They have a moist, crumbly texture, can be eaten in four or five bites, and come with a bonus-- they're dotted with bittersweet chocolate & a whisper of orange."

We were already drooling over the decadent picture of these Orange-Scented Chocolate Chunk Scones; after taking a closer look at the recipe, things got pretty serious and we had to share! We thought these would be great with a chai latte on a lovely morning, or better yet, bake up  a batch up  for your Mom this Mother's day (which is right around the corner!)

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Find this recipe & more  from Homemade with Love by Jennifer Perillo in our Pantry at our Los Angeles location. Come shop with us to discover even more unique cookbooks waiting to be cracked open and put to use in  your kitchen! Happy Baking!