• An Afternoon in the Orchards

    Photography by Lindsey La Rue Photography || Editorial Styling by Darling Down South Alicia Bell Shirtdress ( similar) || Packable Bow Hat || Hunter Boots || Market Tote When the heat of the city starts creeping in, I start looking for every opportunity to escape to the mountains of North Georgia, hoping to find some solace in an afternoon spent elbow

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  • Tahini and Dill Potato Salad

    Is there anything more necessary to summertime than a big bowl of potato salad? I’m going to go with no. Like most potato salads this was crafted from leftover roasted potatoes and inspired by a backyard gathering we had at the end of May with my family. I was tired of the hyper-mayonnaised creations of years

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  • Queso and Catching Up

    Each week, my sister and I attempt to get together for a little “girl time.” Typically that girl time revolves around queso and catching up- margaritas are always at the ready and patio is preferred. This particular day we were both coming from work, so we met in the middle at one of our old

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  • Strawberry Raspberry Galette

    I’ve turned into a full-time food blogger lately. Everything that has come across this blog and my Instagram seems to entirely revolve around food. My creativity is sparked whenever I dream up some crazy new recipe typically inspired by whatever is fresh. This particular recipe was inspired by my trip to South Georgia to go

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  • Grilled Summer Vegetable Pizza

    I’m a huge believer that putting something green on otherwise unhealthy food balances out the bad. I also believe in pre-made pizza dough crusts because ain’t nobody got time for that when you’re preparing for a crowd. Last month Organic Girl sent me some of their new butter lettuce to do some recipe testing and to

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  • Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

    I would say one of the most necessary things to have in your recipe wheelhouse is a Whipped Cream recipe. It’s so incredibly easy but it adds a little more decadence to your daily dessert. Fresh fruit topped with whipped-by-yours-truly cream is an indulgent treat that is unlike any other. It’s essentially fool-proof so long as

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  • Elements of a Perfect Summer Picnic

    Sweet summertime: the days are longer, the afternoons more carefree, the sunshine more radiant and gives way to the perfect summer glow. Every year I try to steal away for an afternoon picnic- whether it’s a crowded Saturday afternoon in Piedmont, or retreating to a secluded riverside nook, picnicking enables me to do my favorite

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  • Atlanta’s Best Lobster Rolls

    We may not be New England, but the South knows how to cook up some seafood. Long gone are the days where our North Eastern relatives scoff at being taken out for seafood Down South, but instead, we’re cooking up some competition for those high-pride Northerner’s favorite dishes, one in particular: the Lobster Roll. 

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  • The Mint Julep

    From inspiring artists of all realms to politicians of every background, every Southerner (adopted and natural born) has one thing in common: the love and respect of bourbon. Bourbon has integrated itself so tightly with Southern culture, there isn’t a famous -or infamous- Southerner out there that hasn’t touted their love affair with this felicitous liquid. While

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