• Drinks
  • Watermelon Lemonade Margaritas

    “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Henry James Even with my heart hardened against summer in general, I have to admit James was onto something. Summer afternoon. The words conjure up feelings of deep golden sunlight, pleasant listlessness, and the magic of possibilitythat […]

  • Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

  • Chicken
  • Summer Garden Bowls with Gluten Free Meatballs

    This post is sponsored by Hip Chick Farms. All opinions, words, and general charm are my own. “Heat cannot be separated from fire…”—Dante Alighieri  There’s more to the quote than that but for me, for now, this will suffice. Summer has yet to officially begin and yet The San Fernando Valley pays no mind to […]

  • Breakfast
  • Mascarpone & Bourbon Polenta with Fruit

    Hello Friends! I’m thrilled to be sharing today’s post with you because it is a collaboration with Lagostina to give away one of their gorgeous Polenta and Minestrone Stewpots! Visit my Instagram for contest details; see product info below! Cucina Povera translates literally to poor kitchen and in Italy it’s the term given to rustic, […]