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- 1 tbsp Sambal sauce (chili sauce)
- ½ cup mayonnaise
Mix ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Set in fridge until serving.
Sesame Crusted Tuna
- 2 pieces sushi grade tuna
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup onions, julienne
- 1 cup red peppers, julienne
- 1 cup green peppers, julienne
- 1 cup celery, julienne
- 1 cup carrots, julienne
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 orange, zest and juice
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp sesame seed oil
- 1 baby bok choy, washed and julienne
- 1 cup of black or white sesame seeds
- ½ cup cilantro, washed and chopped
- Season tuna with salt and pepper.
- Pour the sesame seeds on a plate and roll the tuna edges in the seeds, making sure to cover all sides. If seeds are not sticking, cover the tuna with a tablespoon of olive oil before rolling.
- Ina large sauté pan, heat the olive oil until it reaches its smoking point and then add tuna.
- Sear the tuna for approximately 2 minutes on each side and remove from pan. Set the tuna on a plate with a paper towel.
- Return the pan to the heat. Add onions, peppers, celery and carrots, then sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add garlic, orange zest and juice, ginger and sesame oil, continually stirring. Remove the pan from the heat and add bok choy.
- Slice tuna on a bias (4-5 pieces per serving). Plate the vegetables and fan tuna pieces on top. Pour the remaining liquid from the vegetables over the tuna and add a generous dollop of spicy mayo. Garnish with cilantro and serve.
Tip: Wash the bok choy thoroughly to remove any grit.
It’s a southern revival for this 2,000 square foot, 3 bedroom Arts and Crafts bungalow in downtown Charleston thanks to designer Lucinda Robinson.
Having designed the client’s previous homes—a traditional single house and a country estate—Lucinda easily transitioned Kristy Anderson and family to the smaller bungalow without sacrificing function or style.
Since the south is all about hospitality, the home is family-friendly and ready to receive guests at any time.
Set in Savannah’s historic oak-lined district, the Greek Revival row house was originally built in 1853, likely a family home for a successful shipping magnate. Determined to strike her own pose with the redecoration project, Lynn Morgan was unencumbered by the home’s luminous past.
Instead, she created a thoroughly American interior by hitting the proverbial “refresh” button. Rather than rely exclusively on French and English antiques, the designer incorporated found pieces, painted furniture and humble garden elements, creating an easy, welcoming mix. Lacquered white furniture, saturated colour and bold graphics infuse the public spaces with joyful energy.
Striking pattern is used strategically to create interest in key areas—most notably the checkerboard floor pattern in the kitchen, the bold stripes in the dining room area carpet and the blue zigzag ottoman in the living room. Subtle pattern, like the beadboard in the kitchen and the sisal area carpet in the living room, creates texture and provides a foil to glossier finishes.
Dabble Savvy: Use a dark lampshade, like the royal blue bedside lamp with a narrow opening at the top and wider opening at the bottom, to force light onto the surface of a good book (as seen in the Master Bedroom).
Lynn’s Style Tips
Keep it simple. Glamour and sophistication go hand in hand with simplicity. Lynn suggests removing something from every finished room.
Mix it up. Texture and depth are byproducts of contrast. Mixing finishes—lacquered trim and matte walls, sisal carpets and high-gloss wood floors—enlivens a scheme.
Be an original. Don’t feel compelled to follow the past. Be fearless and set a contemporary tone that speaks to you personally.
Paint it white. For striking architecture or furniture with great bones, a coat of paint is transformative.
Marci Valner’s Spanish Colonial style home circa 1929 is minutes from UCLA in the urban suburb of Westwood. Jockeying for a parking spot is de rigueur in this neighbourhood. We see one, grab it and remember to hang the coveted permit from the rear view mirror or—ouch—a $64 ticket is sure to be waiting upon our return.
Although the home is formally designed it’s clearly well-loved and used frequently for entertaining. Patterned chairs and serviceable sofas invite lingering in the living room. Aubusson tapestry and vintage leaf patterns adorn pillows on the velvet sofa. An antique trestle side table sits next to the William Birch arm chair with its vintage palm leaf upholstery.
In the kitchen, cool-to-the-touch terra cotta floors offer a respite from the day’s heat. White adobe plaster walls and rustic wood beams on the ceiling add to the 1920’s mood.
We are in no hurry to rush back to our parking spot and take a moment to rest on the patio’s cool tile steps.