Drinks

Georgian Holiday: A peachy rum punch

24 June, 2016

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We’re smack in the middle of peach season, and Aimee and I are trying our hands at different peach recipes (check out her yummy panzanella dish). So what do I do when life gives me peaches? I make peach lemonade… and add lots of rum.

The Georgian Holiday is a seasonal peach-lemonade with rum, basil and mint. I recommend white peaches if you can find them – the fruit holds up a bit better than yellow peaches and are the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

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Salads, Snacks

Summer Peach Panzanella

21 June, 2016

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It’s summer and that means peach season! And the start of something new Josh and I want to do on the blog. So every once in awhile, we’re planning on taking an ingredient or dish and making a his take and a her take on it… and hopefully no mis-takes! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself). So this week, we bring to you peach recipes from both of us! First up, mine… a delicious, summery peach panzanella.

Have you ever heard of panzanella? It’s basically a salad made with stale bread. Last summer, we went to a going away potluck for a neighborhood friend and the host made a peach panzanella. I kept going back for seconds, then thirds, then fourths…
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Snacks

Dad’s Fluffy Mustache Pretzels: Soft pretzel recipe for Father’s Day

17 June, 2016

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Oh my gawd I love me some soft pretzels, but since I haven’t been in a mall since 2009 I rarely have them. Then I realized I could come really close to those mall pretzels by making them at home.

It didn’t take long before becoming bored with making the same pretzel shapes over and over and switching to making pretzel snakes (read: pretzel sticks). Those snakes morphed into these pretzel mustaches because, frankly,  I can’t resist playing with my food.
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Sweets

Strawberry Crumble for Two

15 June, 2016

strawberry crumble

There is a problem with desserts. When you make one, you have to finish it! This is a problem when it’s just two of you. Though we’ve definitely been guilty of eating an entire batch of cookies or an entire cake by ourselves, it’s probably best when we make a small serving that just feeds two. That’s why I love this dessert. Perfectly sized for two.
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Drinks

Dirty Fifty Martini

10 June, 2016

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Happy weekend! It’s time to talk about what you’re going to drink. This martini is always a great option.

So you may be wondering about the name of this martini: The Dirty Fifty. Well.. let me explain.

About 6 or 7 years ago, I decided I wanted a martini. This wasn’t something I had often.. maybe once or twice in my life before.  Josh started making it, and asked “gin or vodka?” I drew a blank. I didn’t know the difference! I didn’t really know what gin tasted like compared to vodka. They both looked the same to me.
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Snacks

Salmon and Goat Cheese Crostini

8 June, 2016

salmon and goat cheese crostini

I love getting food inspiration from places I visit.

As I was thinking about this post, and thinking what to write about, I suddenly realized how I came upon this fantastic combination on a crostini that has turned into one of my favorite foods. It was one of those food inspiration moments.

Back in 2009, Josh and I lived in Seattle. We decided to take a week-long road trip from Seattle down to different parts of California. One of the first places we visited was San Francisco. There, at a small wine bar in Nob Hill, we ordered this crostini and some potato and leek soup. The restaurant itself was small and quiet that evening. But that food has remained a vivid memory.
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