Winter Sangria Recipe

This recipe originally appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of Paprika Southern as part of Home for the Holidays: Winter Comfort Food. To see the full feature, including more recipes, plus our winter fashion feature, an interview with the founders of Brackish Bow Ties, a studio visit with artist Elizabeth Winnel, and much more, order your copy now.

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Winter Sangria Recipe

A cozy holiday cocktail

Recipe + styling by Kim Daniels / Photographed by Siobhan Egan

Ingredients

  • 1 750 ml bottle red wine

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • ¾ cup Powell & Mahoney Old Ballycastle Ginger Mixer

  • 1 cup bourbon

  • 1 orange cut into thin slices

  • 1 lemon cut into thin slices

  • 1 cup of pomegranate arils

  • club soda

Instructions

In a glass pitcher combine wine, orange juice, ginger mixer and bourbon. Add fruit and stir. Chill for at least an hour. When ready to serve, pour over ice into individual glasses and top with club soda. Garnish with additional fruit.

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French Onion Soup Recipe

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This recipe was originally featured in Home for the Holidays: Winter Comfort Food in the Winter 2016 issue of Paprika Southern. To see the full feature in print, plus an interview with the founders of Brackish Bow Ties, a studio visit with artist Elizabeth Winnel, enchanting winter fashion in a cotton a field, and much more, order your copy now.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Recipe & Styling by Kim Daniels / Photographed by Siobhan Egan

Ingredients

  • 2 large yellow or white onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 TBSP butter

  • 2 TBSP olive oil

  • pinch of sugar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 2 cups water

  • 32 oz vegetable broth

  • 1 clove garlic

  • cracked pepper to taste

  • 4 thick slices crusty bread, toasted

  • 4 slices Provolone cheese

  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese


Instructions

Heat a 5 quart Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium high heat. Combine butter and olive oil in pan. When mixture starts to shimmer, add sliced onions. Cook onions for 15 minutes, stirring often. Add sugar and salt. Turn heat to medium and continue to cook onions for about 45 more minutes or until they are caramelized. Stir them often and turn down heat if they dry out or start to burn. Onions will be soft and brown. Deglaze pan with wine. Add broth, water and garlic. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 30 minutes. 

When ready to serve, ladle soup into 4 individual ramekins or small crocks. Place one piece of toasted bread on top of each dish. Layer a slice of Provolone over each slice of bread. Sprinkle with Gruyere. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and put it in oven under a hot broiler. Broil until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Serve immediately. Serves 4. 

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Winter Enchantment

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This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of Paprika Southern. To see the full feature in print, plus an interview with the founders of Brackish Bow Ties, a studio visit with artist Elizabeth Winnel, cozy winter recipes, and much more, order your copy of the Winter 2016 issue of Paprika Southern.

Winter Enchantment

Ethereal Winter Fashion in a Cotton Field

Photography: Siobhan Egan

Styling: Carol Jensky & Bevin Valentine Jalbert

Hair & Makeup: Jules of Dollface by Jules

Location: Anderson Farms

Model: Rachel Davis

Clothing and accessories provided by Abbey Glass, BleuBelle, Consolidated Shoes, Harper, Ivory & Beau, Kendra Scott, Sea + Stone

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Homemade Pizza Inspiration + Tips

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This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of Paprika Southern. To see the full feature in print, plus winter whites on a driftwood beach, an interview with artist June Stratton, a home tour infused with southern coastal charm, and much more, order your copy of the Winter 2017 issue of Paprika Southern.

Hand-Tossed

Pizza Recipes Inspired by the Winter Months

Photographed by Siobhan Egan / Food and Recipes by Josh Jalbert / Styled by Bevin Valentine Jalbert

As winter draws near, we find ourselves seeking reasons to turn on the oven, and nothing warms a kitchen and home more than pizza. These pizza combinations will inspire you to experiment with new flavor profiles and elevate your home pizza game this season.

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Tips

For Making Pizza At Home

For perfectly crispy crusts, a pizza stone is a must, as is sufficient pre-heating time. Since it’s best to pre-heat your stone for an hour at the highest temperature setting on your oven, pizza-making is the perfect activity for a cold day.

You can use your own dough recipe or purchase pre-made dough in the deli section of many grocery stores. If you’re new to making pizza at home, it may be easier to use a pre-made dough as you get used to handling it. Stretch the dough gently, taking your time to shape it. One ball of dough will yield a few small pizzas, and each family member or guest can create their own custom sauce and topping combinations. Smaller pizzas may also be easier to get on and off the stone quickly.

If you want a thin crust, but lots of sauce and toppings, try par-baking the crust. Once you have the dough stretched and shaped, place it on a well-floured pizza paddle and slide it onto the stone. Bake for about a minute, until it’s firm enough to easily remove with the paddle. Preparing the pizza on a well-floured paddle, combined with par-baking the crust, will make the pizza much easier to slide into the oven without toppings going everywhere. Once the crust is par-baked, add your sauce and toppings, and return to the oven.

Vegetables that need additional seasoning and cooking time (beets, pumpkin, caramelized  onions) should be prepared in advance. Roast root vegetables to desired doneness and add them to the pizza with sauce and cheese. Toppings that don’t need any cooking time (like basil leaves) can be added after the pizza is brought out of the oven.

Get creative! Adapt your favorite flavor profiles to a pizza. Scour farmers’ markets for seasonal inspiration. There’s lots of room for fresh herbs, alternative sauces, and unique topping combinations in pizza, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

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This recipe originally appeared as part of Home for the Holidays: Winter Comfort Food, in the Winter 2016 issue of Paprika Southern. To see the full feature in print, plus an interview with the founders of Brackish Bow Ties, a studio visit with Elizabeth Winnel, enchanting winter fashion in a magical cotton field, and much more, order your copy of the Winter 2016 issue of Paprika Southern.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Recipe & Styling by Kim Daniels / Photographed by Siobhan Egan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts

  • 1-2 TBSP olive oil

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • fresh rosemary leaves, chopped

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 425°. Wash and dry sprouts. Cut all but the tiny sprouts in half and place them in a large bowl. Add olive oil, salt and pepper, and rosemary. Toss to coat. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread spouts on baking sheet. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until browned. 

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A Botanic Life

Three Ways to Add Natural Ingredients to Your Everyday

Written by Chelsea Kester, Owner of Wildflower Gypsy Salon + Apothecary / Photographed by Siobhan Egan

As more people are drawn into the green living movement, many wonder how they can incorporate these ideals into their natural beauty and wellness routines. Flowers and herbs offer many incredible and useful benefits for better health and beauty. They are readily available at your local health foods stores or online. Continue reading to learn how easily you can integrate these wonderful botanicals into your everyday lives. 

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Lavender

Benefits

Calming, soothes irritation, gentle. 

Uses

  • Hang dried lavender by your bed to help relax.

  • Mix into bath water.

  • Use lavender essential oil in a spray or oil to soothe irritated skin and bug bites.

Recipe

Combine 1/2 cup dried lavender buds with 1 cup epsom salt and 1 cup oats in a large Mason jar or container. Use several tablespoons in a bath soak to soothe itchy, inflamed skin or simply to relax after a long, busy day.

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Rose

Benefits

Soothes the skin, familiar and comforting scent

Uses

  • Fresh or dried rose petals are a great addition to a bath soak. 

  • Rose water is a wonderful facial toner or refresher when cooled.

  • Rose essential oil is known to help smooth skin and keep a youthful appearance. See recipe below for a simple rose facial moisturizer.

Recipe 

Add 6 drops rose essential oil into 1 ounce organic jojoba oil for a gentle and balancing face moisturizer. You can also use it as a face oil cleanser. Drizzle a little oil in your palm, rub hands together and then massage in circular motions on your face and décolletage. Use a washcloth to gently remove oil and apply facial moisturizer if needed. Most times the oil cleanser will be moisturizing enough without additional oils needed.

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Calendula & Chamomile

Calendula:  Healing, soothing, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing

Chamomile:  Soothes spasms, calms irritation, healing

Uses 

Together calendula and chamomile can help speed healing of cuts and wounds, calm skin irritation like eczema or psoriasis, or soothe diaper rash. Chamomile alone can be used to soothe stomach or uterine spasms and cramps.

Recipe

Place dried calendula and chamomile in a small Mason jar. Cover flowers with organic sunflower oil and let infuse in a sunny window for 4-6 weeks. Shake every 7 days and strain once the oil has taken a on a golden color. Store in a sealed jar or bottle, away from direct sun light. Use oil on rashes and cuts or as a bath oil. You can also incorporate this oil infusion into a salve or body butter.