Smells Like Summer!

May 22, 2015

Freshly cut grass scents are wafting through my windows this morning. Yum yum!

Last night we debated going out to dinner, but Matt showed up with a bag of green beans and we pulled some fish out of the freezer. This one was worth staying home for!

Local trout with Dijon and panko // Dijon-honey green beans // sweet potato wedges


This morning M and I made smoothies together again. This one was strawberry banana.


Strawberry Smoothie

And finally, another delicious summer smell for you!


KERF reader Karla makes natural soy wax candles in teacups and mason jars called Sweet Claire’s Candles. You know I have a thing for vintage blue jars, so I absolutely love this candle! The scent Karla sent to me – Sunshower – is divine.


Enter to win a candle in the Rafflecopter below and by leaving a comment telling how you’ll be celebrating summer this weekend!

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And finally – if you have a free weekend next week and live near Cville (or feel like a road trip!) the Cured Bacon Festival is happening at the Pavilion on Saturday the 30th from 1-5pm. Bacon will come from The Rock Barn, a local butcher that believes in respecting the process from field to fork. Several chefs from Cville restaurants will be preparing small plates with bacon as the not-so-secret ingredient. Everyone gets to vote for their favorite dish, and proceeds benefit the Local Food Hub. Hope to see you there!



Survivor Finale Brunch (with spoilers!)

May 21, 2015

Survivor spoilers below!!! I am coming off a major caffeine – champagne – finale buzz this afternoon! Hillary and Ellen were at my house by 8am to get started on our brunch menu. I successfully stayed away from the internet and wasn’t spoiled for the fantastic ending. Whew! As a mostly decaf drinker, I had […]

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May 20, 2015

Just breakfasts and dinners today! I have no idea where the lunches are. In my stomach!? Monday night’s dinner was a version of shrimp and grits. I made a big pot of cheesy grits in my rice cooker and then cooked bacon, peppers, tomatoes, and shrimp in a skillet on the side in barbecue sauce. […]

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12 Months of Real Food: Strawberries

May 19, 2015

I’m starting a new monthly (or perhaps bimonthly!) series called the 12 Months of Real Food. Let’s shower our favorite foods with love! May is strawberries! They are so amazing right now. Our family needs to get out strawberry picking before the season is over. Their color is a great indicator of how nutritious they are, as […]

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Sum Sum Summatime

May 18, 2015

Yes it’s still spring, but it’s hot and humid out there! I keep reminding myself it’s only MAY. Translation: it’s about to get a whole lot hotter. I opted for a cool breakfast of yogurt topped with berries, banana, peanut butter and granola. For lunch today we met up with some friends for a picnic […]

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While The Girls Are Away The Boys Will Play

May 17, 2015

Lynsie and I had a great trip down to Hillsborough to see Ben Rector play in concert this weekend! We started our trip with lunch at the Saratoga Grill in Hillsborough with my parents. The broiled seafood platter is my favorite, and their strawberry dressing is the best! Also – the SCONES! If you’re ever […]

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Got Hormones? Research Behind Milk and rBST

May 15, 2015
Got Hormones

Dietetic Intern Rachel is back this morning to share a little nutrition research about milk and growth hormones. Whether you guzzle whole milk or hemp milk, I hope this will provide a little depth into the dairy industry.  Milk. You’re either a fan, somewhere in between loving and hating it, or you can’t tolerate it at […]

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