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Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

Spring is here and the farmer’s markets are opening which is such an exciting sign that summer is just around the corner. I love asparagus and after 4 years of attempting to grow it with no success, I appreciate the uniqueness of this green vegetable even more.

Mezcal Negronis

Mezcal Negronis

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I am excited to share my newest favorite tequila-based cocktail, the Mezcal Negroni. Negronis are a classic Italian cocktail that usually consist of gin, Campari and vermouth. I am all for a strong cocktail so I love this story. And I love this take on the classic Negroni. Mezcal offers a smoky note to the bitterness of the Campari. It is truly one of my favorite patio sippers.

Turkey Burgers with Green Goddess Aioli

Turkey Burgers with Green Goddess Aioli
Spring is in the air which means longer days and the beginning of patio season. I have a new grill that I am excited to put to use the spring. We moved over the summer last year, and my last place didn’t have a grill so I missed out on a season of grilling. I love these turkey burgers for easy entertaining. I like to serve them with a simple salad, and a...

Roasted Golden Beet & Blood Orange Salad

Roasted Golden Beet & Blood Orange Salad

I love the color and flavors in this spring salad. The roasted beets are sweet, yet earthy and go great with the blue cheese and dijon dressing. This is a great salad for outdoor entertaining. Serve with your favorite fish or meat off the grill. I love this salad with grilled salmon. To keep it vegetarian, serve alongside your favorite veggie burger. 

Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Nothing quite feels like summer more than a cucumber and tomato salad. Growing up in the South we would mix cucumbers, tomatoes, mayonnaise and lemon together. Add salt and pepper and call that a salad. I dressed up my favorite childhood version with a basil vinaigrette as the dressing, sheep’s milk ricotta instead of mayonnaise, and added avocado, because avocado.

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