Sparkling Strawberry Cocktails Two Ways

This post is brought to you in partnership with Dixie Vodka. As always, all opinions are my own. Strawberry season is upon us! Because I try to buy produce as locally and seasonally as possible, I generally track the seasons based on food rather than a calendar. To...

6 Tips for Making the Most of Strawberry Season

If there’s anything good that’s come from global climate change, it’s strawberry season starting a few weeks early this year in Georgia. The local markets (and my balcony garden!) are full of perfectly ripe and red berries! Sometimes I get a little too excited and buy...

Corn + Parmesan Broth

When you cut the kernels off of a corn cob (like maybe for this summer shrimp pasta), what do you do with the cobs?  Most likely you throw them away, or perhaps you’re a good citizen and compost them.  But either way, it’s a shame to toss them because they still hold...

Summer Shrimp Pasta with Corn + Capers

This has been a summer of pasta dinners for us, especially after our trip to Italy in early July.  I love burst tomato sauces because they’re quick, easy, and much fresher than a can of sauce.  My favorite tomatoes are sungold cherry tomatoes because they’re so sweet...

Balsamic Blueberries + Cream

During a recent farmers market tour + cooking class that I was leading, we spotted some gorgeous local blueberries.  I had just preached the importance of having a game plan going into your shopping trip, and these blueberries weren’t in our game plan.  But I think...

Watermelon Skewers with Mint + Lime

This isn’t so much a recipe as an easy set of instructions.  I made these skewers for a wedding that I catered recently, and they were a huge hit!  We’ve all seen lackluster fruit trays at weddings and events, so I wanted to give the watermelon some pizzazz.  Mint,...