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Tequila Watermelon Popsicles

Sometimes, you find yourself with way too much watermelon. Seriously. We’re just two people. Do you really expect us to eat an entire watermelon all by ourselves? We’ve been able to pick and choose the cantaloupe-sized melons from our CSA most of the summer, which, although they always made fun of us and our puny...

Food Blog Forum, Nashville

Food Blog Forum, Nashville is just over a week away, and I couldn’t be more excited! We’ve been working feverishly since April to make this event a reality, and let me tell you, it is going to rock. Aside from the amazing lineup of speakers and the fabulous networking parties on Friday and Saturday nights,...

Spicy Tomato Peach Jam

Free choice tomatoes. Those three little words make me giddy. Let me explain. Our CSA isn’t organized in your typical get-a-box-of-veggies-each-week way. Rather, you bring your bushel basket to the weekly pickup, and can fill it up with the veggies, herbs, and greens of your choice. You have a set quota (say, 5 potatoes, 1...

Brownie Pie

I’ve been meaning to make this for weeks. Craving it. Dreaming about it. But you know what? I’ve been a hopelessly lazy baker lately. Chalk it up to the fact that the cookbook is done (done? for real? Indeed! And I hope to share more with you soon), and after months of stressful deadlines and...

Summer Peach and Balsamic Pizza

To me, this is pizza. To Taylor, it’s flatbread. Fancy fruit-topped flatbread. Then again, I think anything without tomato sauce or pepperoni is flatbread in Taylor’s mind. But whatever you decide to call it, it’s delicious. The sweetness of the peach, the richness of the cheese, with bright and tart accents of basil and balsamic...

Étouffée Style Shrimp and Grits

Fresh seafood is hard to come by when the nearest coast is over 450 miles away. I have to say, as much as I love this city, I am envious of my coastal cohorts. Hearing my mom talk about buying fresh halibut pretty much right off the boat, yes, that makes me a wee bit...