We’ve been spending lots of time in our garden this summer. If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ve been seeing lots of green and a variety of colored, lush bounty. This is our first year as urban farmers, and we’re having so much fun! And with all the fresh, organic produce filling our freezer and refrigerator, I’ve been making more smoothie concoctions than I ever thought possible. (Cucumbers in a smoothie? Yum!)
We planted and have grown a number of berries, including blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. In the field behind our home, blackberries grow wild along the treelines on either side, and it’s been a longstanding tradition for us to gather them in mass, filling the freezer with bags of dark purple. Last year, I was baking pies mostly with these beautiful berries, but this year, I’m focusing on making cool, refreshing drinks with them instead.Read More »
My wedding is coming up soon. In early September, I’ll be marrying a man who, in my book, is the greatest thing since the standing mixer. Naturally, this has conjured lots of thoughts for me – love, longevity, partnership. And food.
In planning our small and very intimate wedding, my Mom and I teamed up for a our small “let’s celebrate with food and bubbly!” moment after the ceremony, and my mind keeps wandering back to one of my favorite dessert items: macarons. I adore this small dessert, packing with sweet flavor in a light, fluffy cookie unlike any other.Read More »
Summer is here, folks.
I doubt that’s any sort of news flash for you. Your T-shirt has already begun to stick to your body; the beach is beckoning your name. Hello, summer. We missed you. Kind of.
I’m always looking for new ways to cool off during the hot Virginia summer days in the 80 and 90 degree range. One of my favorites: pops! They are cool, refreshing, fruity, and for me, they make a great way to use sliced melon and berries.Read More »