June has bestowed many blessings; among them, a visit from my Mamma, the Chicago wedding of Mr. Mix’s radiant sister to a wonderfully decent man, and an adventure out to the island of Nantucket with new friends who flaunt great culinary and photographic gifts. Camera in hand, I’ve tried to capture joyful June memories to share with you here, and courtesy of my shutter-bugging neighbor Robert Krivicich, some of these images can quite aptly be called art.
Independence Day may have come and gone, but I’m still sizzling my way into the hot and sticky months (and meals) of summer. Check out my Season-a-Belle Summer Recipe eBook and grace your table with seasonal beans, beets, berries, cherries, corn, herbs, peas, peppers, rhubarb, stone fruit and squash blossoms. We’ll have to wait another month until tomato time truly bursts onto the scene, but for now, we can sate ourselves with liquor-spiked sweet treats like my avocado-cachaça popsicles and strawberry-basil margarita jello shots. If its savory flavor you’re after, try my zucchini ribbon pasta salad with blistered shishito peppers, or watch my photo slideshow for lobster boil and BBQ inspiration…and Eat it Up!