Recipes: Peach and Blackberry Crumble

If you’re ever unsure of what to make for dessert, taking a trip to your local farmer’s market could help guide you in the right direction. Some of the best desserts originate from fresh, in-season fruits – like this mid-July Peach and Blackberry Crumble. Perhaps a seemingly unexpected match, the combination of peaches and blackberries is a pleasant surprise.

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Recipes: Summer Salad Roundup

The holiday weekend is behind us, but unfortunately the aftermath of our less than healthy food and alcohol choices didn’t quite slip away in tandem. Thankfully, we can opt to keep it light in the summer days ahead without sacrificing too much. Delicious summer salad recipes are both healthy and easy to make – and a perk to these leafy concoctions – most don’t require much cooking! Try one out next time you are hosting guests, throw one together as a quick and tasty dinner solution, or make choose one, or a few, to make in a large quantity to take with you on-the-go or for a work lunch. Also – feel free to add your choice of poultry, meat, or fish; or likewise, to subtract from any of these recipes to make them your own!

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Cocktails: Summer Friday Rosé

Calling all rosé lovers! We’ll assume that’s a lot of you, since rosé consumption in the US was just reported second in the world, next to France. This light and refreshing rosé cocktail is worthy of kicking off the first Friday of official Summer … #summerfridays

De rien!

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Recipes: Red, White and Blue Memorial Day Pavlova

As Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer – A.K.A. bikini season – we crave a dessert that’s light, refreshing and fruit-forward. This weekend, we’re making a pavlova: a meringue dessert topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. We love this dessert because it’s easy to make, yet elegant – the merengue crust delivers complexity, as it’s crisp on the outside and marshmallow-y on the inside, while the cool whipped cream and berries add layers of subdued sweetness. (Note: while you can use any type of fruit to top a traditional pavlova, for Memorial day we chose strawberries and blueberries to make our dessert red, white and blue.)

Follow the recipe below to make this delicate, delicious and festive dessert for your Memorial Day BBQ.

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Recipes: Mother’s Day Quiche

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to polish up those culinary skills. And for those who haven’t quite earned that Michelin star yet? Well, you’re in luck too. While an elaborate meal is sure-fire way to impress the woman who raised you, we think that the time spent with mom is the best part. So, why not keep the cooking short and simple… plus, we don’t know any mamas out there who would turn down a cozy Sunday brunch at home with her kiddies.

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Here, we share a delicious and easy Mother’s Day Leeks, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Quiche recipe that you can whip up in no time Oh, and did we say delicious?

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