Friday Favorites {Vol. 22}

Friday Favorites

It’s been a busy week as I get ready to leave to go on a girl’s trip with my best friend next week. I’m so excited! I haven’t taken any trips this year, so I’m looking forward to a change of scenery and some much needed girl-time with my BFF. I’ll be posting to Instagram during my trip so you can follow along virtually. You’ll find out where I’m going once I get there and start posting. I’m going to keep you guessing for now! This weekend, I’ll be getting things ready around the house to make sure Peter is taken […]

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Summer Farro Salad

summer farro salad

It’s still hot here in Texas but the weather is beginning to change ever so slightly. The heat is less intense and the night air is subtly cooler. My favorite thing this time of year is the light. There is something about the afternoon sunlight that I always notice–it’s more golden, and seems to shine from a different angle. By the time I flip the calendar to September, I am more than ready for cooler weather, but not quite ready to give up on eating my favorite summer recipes; and I can never let summer go by without making my summer farro salad. I […]

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Friday Favorites {Vol. 21}

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday and happy September! I took a small break from these weekly posts because I got a little burnt out. I felt like I was scrambling to get the posts published and it took all the joy out of writing them. Sometimes a break is just what’s needed. I spent some much-needed time researching recipes for upcoming posts and getting my editorial calendar organized for the rest of the year. I’m feeling more caught up now. I love how September marks the return to routine after the more carefree days of summer. Fall is also my favorite season and I […]

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Almond Cantuccini

almond cantuccini

I always take a hiatus from baking sweets over the summer. I don’t shun the oven entirely, since many of our favorite meals are cooked in the oven: roast chicken, flank steak, and these tomatoes. But except for the occasional crostata, baked sweets take a back seat during the summer months in favor of bottomless bowls of fresh fruit or ice cream for dessert. A couple of weeks ago, I started to miss my regular cookie-baking routine, so I pulled out my baking sheets and cooling racks and baked a batch of Emiko Davie’s almond cantuccini. Even though the word biscotti is the correct word for referring […]

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Earthquake in Central Italy Virtual Sagra

central italy earthquake

Buon giorno Friends, By now, you have read the headlines and seen pictures of the devastation from the earthquake that hit central Italy on the morning of August 24th. I have spent the better part of the last few days reading both Italian and American news websites to stay up to date on the latest developments, and the news keeps getting more heartbreaking as the death toll continues to rise, pictures and stories of the victims emerge, and aftershocks persist. The mountain towns of Amatrice, Accumoli (both in Lazio), Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto (both in in Le Marche) […]

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