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unleash your desire and DO!!!
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we ootragirls..love styling you!! and embracing lolla!!

we ootragirls..love styling you!! and embracing lolla!!

ootra table style details for the perfect SPICE fashion week..

PAPRIKA
part two
by ootragirl

PAPRIKA is a color in style that you only need a dash and your streetstyle comes alive…which absolutely energizes you!!

PAPRIKA color is so rich so potent ..a scarf ..a belt ..a top ..a purse will warm your heart up… promise… as a stylist I love enriching your look with it!!

A PAPRIKA color lipstick..made everything alright for me yesterday..
as you all know I’ve been isolated in the woods for three weeks.. working on my art and ootra …
yesterday my hair pulled up in a high bun I put my jimmy choo flash sunglasses on and went for my red lipstick !! instastyle!!! I knew I would never see anyone on my 2 mile walk around the woods… only sounds and creatures…

the PAPRIKA lip made me felt better immediately… though secretly in my head… you never know where the paparazzi might be lurking :)
active imagination for sure!!! smiling me…. I love living in my head…

As I walked around the woods I thought of my dad and how he would make chicken paprikash for us…
seriously?
before I fell in love with the dish I fell in love with that tin!! the artist in me…

The art the design of that tin … it looks from faraway long ago.. a vintage appearance.. I love the confidence in the size.. despite not needing a lot …
it is a potent spicy paprika!! It is a necessary spice in your pantry..

an accessory that can never run out.. required.. like a pearl necklace.. when you NEED it you NEED it.. no switching out for anything else…

if you don’t have …you need!! go and buy today!! if I have styled you before you KNOW don’t argue.. just GO!!

The recipe:
things you’ll need
onion
chicken your choice
I use boneless breasts
my dad used all pieces with bones
Hungarian PAPRIKA
sour cream
flour
egg
butter

you may use a large skillet or pot
place butter in to melt
add chopped onion
and raw chicken
sear all….
add a few tablespoons of PAPRIKA till all is covered and colored..I go craxy and pour it in judging by the color… if there’s enough.. just remember it’s HOT..
add water til approx 1 to 11/2 inches above the chicken ..
cover let simmer..

dumplings:
grab a medium size bowl
add 3/4 stick of butter softened about 2 cups flour and 2 eggs… stir until stiff consistency..
open the pot… stick your tablespoon in to heat it up…
then spoon little balls of the dough mixture into the paprikash.. cover and simmer for an hour…

If you’re over the top you’ll bake some bread …
otherwise … serve it up and savor the color .. the smell.. the dish…

thanks dad!!!

enjoy!!!!!
xoxo
ootragirl

CUMIN is secret like candlelight yet strong like a lion.. artwork by ootragirl lauren…(lion head in pastels the full body in oils)

our CUMIN easy breezy recipe:
rice from ootragirl courtenay…

for two people
1/2 cup rice
1 cup water
tab of butter
and a dash or two of cumin
bring all to a boil
cover and simmer for 15 min
let stand off the heat for 10 (or until the rest of you dinner is ready)
fluff with a fork and enjoy!

enjoy and get ready for our next SPICE… PAPRIKA …