Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs

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A garden update and a cookbook review of “Sweeter Off the Vine” by Yossy Arefi. . . . → Read More: Fresh Mint Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs

Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy.

Amen, brother!

It is time for patio sitting and sipping.

Especially on a rainy day.

 

Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

2 c. frozen mango cubes 1 c. coconut water with pulp 2-3 oz. blanco tequila 4 large mint leaves 1 oz. lime juice

Place all ingredients in . . . → Read More: Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

Blackberry-Cucumber Water

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I am addicted to flavored water this summer.

Last summer got me hooked when Sassy Water was making the Pinterest rounds.

Now I am experimenting with whatever fresh stuff I have in the kitchen.

Most recently (with 2 1/2 flats of blackberries to use), I dreamed this up.

I am really fickle, but this is . . . → Read More: Blackberry-Cucumber Water

Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad with Mint and Chives

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

We still have a plethora of carrots—I am talking three full plastic shopping bags full. I have made two carrot cakes, two batches of muffins, hummus and carrot wraps, and numerous carrot salads. But, I am always on the hunt for a better carrot recipe. . . . → Read More: Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad with Mint and Chives

Watermelon-Mint Granita for August SRC

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Check out SRC reveals today. I used some of our garden produce for a Minted-Watermelon Granita from “A Spoonful of Thyme.” . . . → Read More: Watermelon-Mint Granita for August SRC

Makin’ jam with mom and bakin’ away the rain

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It rained all week during Spring Break. What to do? Bake and make jam! . . . → Read More: Makin’ jam with mom and bakin’ away the rain

As promised—a watermelon cocktail

Frothy, cold goodness

Celebrating (or mourning) the end of summer with Watermelon ‘Ritas. . . . → Read More: As promised—a watermelon cocktail

Blackberry ‘Ritas for a Linky Cocktail Party

A super easy refreshing summer cocktail!

A perfect summer cocktail: Blackberry Margaritas. This is so simple you can whip up a pitcher and be sitting on the patio in no time! . . . → Read More: Blackberry ‘Ritas for a Linky Cocktail Party

Sittin’ on the patio, sippin’ sangria

Ready to pour with mint picked from the herb bed.

Does this sound like the beginnings of a Jimmy Buffet song? For a killer sangria recipe, keep on readin’. . . . → Read More: Sittin’ on the patio, sippin’ sangria

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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