by Lydia Ellison
I’m addicted to glassware. I just can’t get enough. I don’t mind having 5 sets in all different shapes and sizes. Meet my latest conquest…
These are drinking glasses from a company called Wine Punts and made from recycled wine bottles. This company in Colorado takes old wine bottles in a variety colors and cuts off the top part of the bottle. The top is recycled and the bottom half is smoothed into a drinking glass. Brilliant! The perfect marriage of great design, function and environmentalism.
I registered for them at Heath Ceramics which is one of the only places to carry them in California. You can also buy them directly from WinePunts.com. Obviously I got them in the Aqua glass color to feed my other addiction to the color turquoise as seen here and here.
Glassware you can feel good about.
PS- Thanks to the Lazzarini Family for the gift of these glasses!
by Lydia Ellison
This is a recent creation of mine which immediately became a staple for Drew and I as a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack. It was inspired by the Avocado Smoothie at our favorite local vegan restaurant Flore, Gwyneth Paltrow’s body and our friend Will Greenberg (to you, The Food Dude) who makes healthy smoothies every morning for breakfast.
Organic Green Smoothie-
1 cup cucumber, chopped (about half of an English cucumber with the skin on)
1 ripe avocado
2 cups chopped nectarines or peaches (can substitute organic frozen peach slices)
2 cups chopped kale, tightly packed (remove the stems and ribs first)
1 cup lemonade (or 1 cup fresh squeezed lemons and oranges)
1/2 cup of ice
Puree in a blender until very smooth and bright green. Make sure to blend well as chunks of kale are not so appealing.
PS- The bud vases are by Heath Ceramics and Jonathan Adler. Table by my brothers Wyatt and Bobby and my Dad.