Friday Favorites {Vol. 17}

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! I hope everyone is having a great start to the summer season. I can’t say I’m a fan of Texas summer heat, but I love summer for so many other reasons: the effortless fashions, sandals, the smell of sunscreen, lazier days, summer reading, the long days of sunlight, bumper crops of summer produce…the list goes on. One of my newest summertime loves is canning. I finally bit the bullet earlier this week and made my very first (very small) batch of preserves and am officially hooked! I’ve had the equipment sitting in my cupboard for a couple […]

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Chickpea Flatbread

chickpea flatbread

Emiko Davies’ Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence arrived in my mailbox earlier this year after much anticipation. I have enjoyed Emiko’s blog for several years, and I look forward to her informative articles about Italian food, history, and culture on Food 52. She also writes a food column for the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera and did a video interview for the publication’s Le Donne del Cibo series. Her Instagram feed is one of my favorites for its gorgeous captures of her daily life in Tuscany, her travels, her food photos, and her adorable daughter whom I’m convinced is one of the cutest kids on Instagram. Over […]

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Friday Favorites {Vol. 16}

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! The recipe I wanted to share this week was a total flop, so there was nothing new this week. This bugs me because I don’t like posting inconsistently. But a couple of days ago, I read a reassuring caption on Instagram from a new food blogging friend, Laura, of The Baker’s Log. She said she has stopped stressing about the times she isn’t inspired in the kitchen and that she willingly doesn’t force her creative process because she doesn’t want to kill the joy and fun of being creative, and I was all like Amen, sister! *high five* about it. Ever since re-launching […]

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Friday Favorites {Vol. 15}

Friday Favorites

Memorial Day weekend means the unofficial start of summer (yay!) but I’m not ready (boo!). We haven’t planned a vacation and my summer wardrobe is in serious need of updating. On top of that, we have yet to finish decorating and furnishing our new house–I know this isn’t something to be rushed, but I’m going batty looking at bare walls and not having enough seating for guests. I have a feeling we will have plenty to keep us busy this summer, but we’re definitely going to make time for travel, fun, and relaxation. In preparation for the carefree summer days […]

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Ricotta and Lemon Ciambellone

ricotta and lemon ciambellone

I’ve recently added several wonderful Italian cookbooks to my ever-growing cookbook shelves. One of the first cookbooks I bought for myself this year was Rachel Roddy’s My Kitchen in Rome: Recipes and Notes on Italian Cooking. I pre-ordered it as soon as it was available and then waited eagerly for what seemed like an eternity, but the wait was well worth it. I’ve been reading Rachel’s blog for several years and am also a faithful reader of her new weekly column in The Guardian. Her photos on Instagram are some of my favorites, particularly those of her now very famous sink, which is often […]

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