summer

The Longest Day of the Year

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The first day of summer has arrived! I plan on celebrating with dinner on the patio with my one and only + a big glass of fine wine. I’m thinking this easy paella, a green salad and maybe a dreamy banana pop from Steel City Pops for dessert. I apologize for the lack of posts lately! I have a date with the blog this weekend so check back soon for something new!

Berry Good

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Farmers market season has arrived and I can’t get enough of locally grown fruits and veggies! Strawberries are the size of your palm and the mere site of freshly picked squash has me giddy. I’ve been making this salad a lot lately – it has incredible flavor and it’s easy to throw together for a quick meal.

Ingredients:  2-3 cups of bibb lettuce; 6-8 strawberries, sliced; handful of blueberries, 1 oz of crumbled goat cheese (my favorite is Belle Chevre made right here in Alabama), sprinkle of shaved almonds and 2 tbsp of Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing

Toss the lettuce, berries, goat cheese and almonds and top with the poppy seed dressing. And if you’re feeling extra hungry, add in some sliced chicken.

You’re welcome.