A Pinch of Summer: Dark ‘n’ Stormy

Dark 'n' Stormy | apinchofthis.nyc

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I love a rainy day. No matter what time of year, the feeling of coziness it evokes is just so lovely. I don’t even mind it during a long weekend at the beach. You can only bake in the sun for so long, ya know?

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Summer Happy Hour Spreads: Herbed Ricotta, Pea Pesto, & Pimento Cheese

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Well, Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone and I’m so happy it’s the start of another summer season.

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A Farewell to Summer: Cole Slaw and (Hemingway) Cocktails

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I’m alive! Were you worried?

I have been running around every single weekend for the past two months and it does NOT lend itself to photographing meals or blogging. So I’m a bit behind and playing catch up now. Though it’s now technically autumn (yesssss), I’m here to finish up this year’s A Pinch of Summer series.

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Maple Pecan Bars

Maple Pecan Bars | apinchofthis.nyc

After a week in Vermont  that was full of blissful relaxation and naps whenever I wanted, I was thrown back into a satisfying yet unrelenting flurry of activity and busy-ness. Bye-bye #vermontvibes.

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Produce & Productivity: Summer Salad Dressings

roasted garlic salad dressing | apinchofthis.nyc

Listen up, y’all. I have something important to say. Just because it’s Sunday and you’re all alone, that doesn’t mean you can’t make yourself a Sunday night feast. And just because it’s 90 degrees and brutal outside, that doesn’t mean your feast can’t include a roast chicken. I won’t let any of that stop me. No way, no how. Either way I’m roasting a chicken. (You can expect this to be the title of my first memoir.)

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A Pinch of Summer: Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potato Salad | apinchofthis.nyc

I’m a stickler for traditions. If we don’t eat the white lasagna on Christmas Eve or jump in the lake after our morning walks in Vermont, things just don’t feel right. You could accuse me of not liking change (and you’d be right), but I like to think of it as keeping things classic. And just because I like to keep things classic, doesn’t mean that I don’t like to try new things, too.

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