Monday, November 28, 2022

monday {menu}


{recipe from... here}


  • 1 cup unsalted butter , cold and cut into cubes (226 grams)
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour (310 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon cold buttermilk
  • 1 pound fresh blueberries (510 grams)
  •  cup sugar (60 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (20 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg , for egg wash
  • Coarse or sanding sugar , for sprinkling
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter and toss to coat the butter.Dump entire contents of the bowl out onto a well-floured surface. With a well-floured rolling pin, roll the mixture together, flattening the butter into the flour. Use a bench scraper to bring the mixture back together again as needed.When the butter is in long sheets and evenly distributed through the flour, return the mixture to the bowl and create a well in the center.Add the buttermilk stir to combine to make a shaggy dough. Add more buttermilk a tablespoon at a time, if necessary, but the mixture should be a little on the dry side.Dump the contents back onto your floured surface and divide into 6 disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight.
TO MAKE THE GALETTES:Preheat oven to 400°F and line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.Combine the sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and lemon zest in a bowl. Add the blueberries and toss to coat.Roll out each disk of pie dough into an 8 or 10 inch circle. It doesn’t need to be exact or even. Spoon ⅙ of the blueberry mixture into the center of each disk and fold the dough up and over the filling.Brush with the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle with the sanding sugar.Place the galettes on the prepared sheet pans and bake until crust is golden and the filling is bubbling, about 30-35 minutes, rotating the sheet pans halfway through.
Serve warm or at room temperature. Store galettes in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Friday, November 25, 2022

dec. 1st coupon

Print out this coupon & present it at our 1st Thursday of the month 
Coastal Alley space SALE... 

Thursday, December 1st 
{10:00am to 12:00pm}

LOCATION: In the alley "b e h i n d"  our old rustic rooster storefront address: 
930 S. Coast Highway 101 
Encinitas, CA 92024

NO JOKE... We are in the ALLEY! 

Monday, November 21, 2022

monday {gobble gobble menu}

b r e a k f a s t   p u m p k i n  f r i t t e r s 
{recipe from... h e r e}


  • 230g of mashed pumpkin

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup/128g of sieved self raising flour

  • 1/3 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil


  • Boil the pumpkin until soft, then strain it, removing all water. This is where you should measure the 230g to make sure it is accurate.
  • Put the pumpkin in a blender/mixer with one egg, allow to mix well.
  • Add the rest of the dry ingredients, and use a whisk to combine everything.
  • Let the batter stand for about 10 minutes.
  • Fry the fritters off in coconut oil.
  • Garnish with sugar and powdered cinnamon.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

happy sunday {thankful}...


Friday, November 18, 2022

1st thursday of the month {december}


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

did you know {part 1}

- this is me -

Guess what!!!

I started my business on just $10,000 dollars? Yes... That's it! I actually laugh when I hear all of these people saying, Oh My Gosh I can't start my business because I don't have enough money or any help. Guess what you can do anything if you put your mind to it! Look at Sara Blakely the creator of Spanx. She had her shipping department out of her 2nd bedroom. She changed her license plate to say, Spanx on it for advertisement. She kept her day job so she could still have an income... And on and on and on!  I remember when my father told me, that's it Alexandra... That's all you get. He said, hard work pays off. Hustle pays off. If you want something bad enough you'll do it! You will roll up your sleeves and be the best in every department of your one man business. I am the best cleaning lady, marketing rep, accessories buyer, invoice/purchaser, customer service agent and installer out there!  lol I thought I would let you all in on me and how the rustic rooster started... I have more to come, But I thought I would start here! Remember starting your own company isn't easy. Its really really hard work. You will cry, give up and hate everything {and everyone} at times,  but once you see progress and your clients or customers are happy,  it all starts to come together and you know you've made the right move to go forward and continue with your business! Hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday! Go get it and make it happen! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

bringing back the classics

All I want to do is just bring back the classics! Too much to ask? Of course not! I'm sure you're thinking to yourself... What are the classics? Well, let me show you with some beautiful pictures... 

Do you see what I'm talking about? Things that last... Never date and are always in style! You could leave them in the back of your closet and they would still look fabulous 10 years later when you pulled them out to wear.

Now onto homes... Here are a few images that are always in style aswell... 

Nothing fancy... But make a beautiful and timeless statement with each year that passes. Sometimes we forget the more stuff we add or think is fabulous is really just trendy and only lasts for a moment in a home. Then its over and done with. Just think of all the money you will be saving if you just brought back the classics! Simple and elegant always win in the long run! 

{All images are from rustic rooster Pinterest... h e r e

Tuesday Designer Pro Tip... Bring back pieces that will last a lifetime. Solid, Stable and Beautiful looking! Ask yourself, Would you pass this down to your Children or trash it to never be seen again? Hmmm makes you think!

Monday, November 14, 2022

monday {gobble gobble menu}


thanksgiving bourbon pear spritzers

{drink recipe from... h e r e}


Ginger Sage Simple Syrup

  • Equal parts water to sugar (I used 1 cup of each)

  • 5 cubes of frozen ginger

  • 4 - 5 sage leaves

Bourbon Pear Spritzer

  • 1 ½ oz bourbon

  • 2 oz fresh pear juice

  • 2 oz ginger ale

  • 1 tbsp ginger sage simple syrup

  • 1 pear & sage leaves (for a garnish)


Ginger Sage Simple Syrup

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, until simmering. Be sure to continually whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

  2. Once combined and simmering, remove from heat and let it sit for 5-10 mins for the flavors to absorb.

  3. Strain and store in a class jar until you’re ready to use.

Pear Bourbon Sage Spritzer

  1. Take a glass filled with ice and mix in bourbon, pear juice, ginger ale, and ginger sage simple syrup.

  2. Serve with a beautiful pear garnish and sprigs of sage.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

happy sunday...


Saturday, November 12, 2022

saturday reading


I've had that lovely {chest, sinus & throat} cold that's been going around... So this weekend I wanted to take it slow & just relax so I can get well to get back to work! I decided to pull some of my favorite coffee table books out & read them with my morning coffee. I can't even tell you how fabulous it was. Truth, I have a very hard time doing nothing when in my mind I have so much to do... Yup even on a Sunday. So this was a slight challenge for me & I made myself do this. After I nestled back in bed with my books & coffee I loved every minute of it. I've been so inspired by the classic New England design these last few months that I wanted to devour anything I could... Millwork, exterior details, lush gardens, old hardwood flooring, garden gates,  exterior stonework... Etc. From being in this industry which I feel like forever, I'm noticing I always go back to the classic & timeless design of the east coast. So with that said, watch out... I'm not straying!  Even here in Southern California. So, why not divine & get to know me more!  Happy Saturday everyone!

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