To Do Lists And Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea Recipe | aidamollenkamp.com | #pairswellwithfood

Tell me I’m not the only one obsessed with “To Do Lists.” I write them over and over again — by hand, electronically – and revel in the moment I can cross an item off the list. So, when I can’t do that, it’s a sort of a “To Do List” torture, with item after item piling up and mocking me (if it’s even possible for an item on a list to mock you).

Anyway, last week was a wash — I blame it on that summer cold that gave me the blahs every which way to, well, today. After vats and vats of brothy garlic soup and episode after episode of Boardwalk Empire, I was more than over being sick. But the one thing I enjoyed through it all was this ginger mint green iced tea. I mean, if you’ve gotta be sick, it might as well be tasty, right?


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Summer Colds and Brothy Garlic Soup with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Poached Eggs

Brothy Garlic Soup with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Poached Egg Recipe | aidamollenkamp.com | #pairswellwithfood

Summer colds are kind of the worst. I mean, it’s not like I ever really want to voluntarily sign up for a cold but there’s something about being feverish and sniffly when it’s hot outside that just doesn’t work for me. Especially since I can never seem to find a soup that works for both the season and my sniffles, you know what I mean?

So, I took the problem into my own hands and came up with this recipe for Brothy Garlic Soup with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Poached Eggs because it’s light enough to eat when it’s hot out and still has the essence of summer in the bowl. 
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Our Five Favorite Pins of the Week // Summer Camp

Favorite Pins - summer camp - sparklers // aidamollenkamp.com #pairswellwithfood

Raise your hand if you miss going to summer camp.

If your hand shot in the air faster than you can san “Moonrise Kingdom,” you’re in some pretty good company; ever since the unofficial kickoff to summer, we’ve been dreaming about grabbing a bunch of friends and getting outdoors to have some lazy-day adventures. But instead of wanderlusting our way to an exotic beach, we’re putting on our Wes Anderson-tinted glasses and imagining something a little more nostalgic.

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Last Fridays: Cocoa-Cinnamon Churro French Toast (aka Brazilian Rabanada)

Churro French Toast Recipe | aidamollenkamp.com | #pairswellwithfood

Dear Lillian:

So, I’m gonna ask for your forgiveness in advance because I went a little overboard for this month’s Last Fridays. I mean, the World Cup is just a few days away and, seeing as I played soccer for almost 15 years, I’m pretty effing pumped. As in, for the next month, I plan on waking up, brewing coffee, and starting my day off with a 90-minute match instead of my usual morning news. 
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Roasted Cilantro Chile Lime Spatchcock Chicken

Cilantro Chile Lime Chicken Recipe | aidamollenkamp.com | #pairswellwithfood

I’ll admit it: sometimes I get a little too ambitious. I blame it on my Dad who packs every hour of every day with everything possible and makes list and after list to keep it all straight. Yes, sometimes those ambitions and lists have been known to creep into my cooking, but not so when I’m making something like this Roasted Cilantro Chile Lime Spatchcock Chicken.


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Blended Mint Lemonade

Blended Mint Lemonade Recipe | aidamollenkamp.com | #pairswellwithfood

Souvenirs are one of those things I never get right when I’m traveling — either I tell myself they’re not practical and end up with zero mementos or I buy a bunch of tchochkes that are fated to collect dust in some random corner of my house. But I think I finally figured it out on my latest trip — I’m collecting a new kind of travel souvenir in the form of recipes, like this Blended Mint Lemonade from my trip to recent trip to Jordan.


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