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Photograph Journal: Summer time Silver Linings

Good day, hey! Right this moment I’m sharing just a few private updates, together with some recipes I’ve been engaged on which are featured elsewhere on the internet. I hope you take pleasure in studying about what I’ve been as much as this summer season!

Summer Silver Linings

I’ve shocked myself, making time for one more private replace right here. Our summer season to this point has been sizzling and muggy (and buggy!) because it normally is within the southern US. Swarms of June bugs are flying aimlessly throughout the garden like they’re drunk on the humidity. It’s type of depressing exterior. However July is my birthday month. To have fun, I’d go to a gem and fossil store and add one other rock to my assortment. And possibly get myself a donut whereas I’m in that neck of the woods.

As you’ll be able to see from the lead photograph, I’ve been portray once more. Earlier than baking turned my life, I’d deliberate to be a positive artist of some kind. I haven’t made a bit of artwork on canvas in additional than a decade. However recently, my soul has wanted the type of remedy that may solely be had by placing brush to canvas. I’ve been lacking my Churro a lot. So I made a decision to color his portrait. He cherished bananas and the teddy he got here with from the rescue. So I included them within the composition.

Though I’ve taken Churro’s passing fairly arduous, it has made me rediscover my love for portray. A silver lining if ever there was one.

Summer Silver Linings

A brand new face.

Now, this looks like an opportune time to let you know about my new helper. Chico is slightly black jelly bean of a canine. Cute as a button with a tail that by no means stops wagging, besides when it thunders. My husband fell in love with him on the shelter, and though I didn’t suppose I used to be prepared for a brand new canine, it seems that I wanted Chico very a lot. And he wanted us. too.

He’s an older canine. Plainly’s what we’re drawn to rescue. So I’ve just about resigned myself to the truth that I’m working an previous of us house for canines. All of the whereas following my rescue heroes with extra expertise than I’ve, Steve Greig and Peabody Johanson (of Candy ReciPEAs).

You may learn slightly bit extra about Chico on this Instagram publish.

My work elsewhere.

A few months in the past I whipped up some Spicy Mango-Tamarind Ice Pops to assist promote Meals Community’s Nice Meals Truck Race on social media. You may watch me make them proper right here on Fb or on Impressed by artisanal Mexican paletas, these treats embrace candy and spicy with a sprinkle of chile-lime seasoning on every ice pop.

Summer Silver Linings

That is one other chilly deal with I made for Meals Community – Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich Cake! You’ll find the recipe proper right here. It’s lots like my Straightforward Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake, however with a strawberry crunch spin. I really like recipes like this for summer season. Some meeting required, however no cooking or baking!

Kitchen storage.

I shared this on social media some time again, however a few of it’s possible you’ll not have seen it but. Try this text I wrote for HGTV: Create a Chef-Worthy Kitchen With Our Storage Secrets and techniques. All of those images are from my workshop, and are my storage strategies which are straightforward to make use of in your individual kitchen. Whereas shopping via you’ll discover a few recipes. Don’t miss my Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Caramel and Peanuts! They style like a Snicker’s bar in cookie type.

Southern summers pressure me right into a slower tempo. One which makes me need to recharge by spending time alone considering, baking, taking footage, and now portray. And so I’ll.

I hope summer season has been form to you to this point. Onward and upward!


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