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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When June rolls around, no matter what the weather is actually doing, we can’t help but be in a sunshine state of mind. It makes us question how people can live anywhere there isn’t 365-day beach access, or why we ever need to take off our favorite sunnies, ever.
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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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Tell me, friends -
What did you explore this May? I had an amazing time traveling to Jordan and Estonia (more on that later) but also managed quite a bit of adventuring here in Los Angeles. From music to sips to antiques and good causes, here are the items on my May To Do List.
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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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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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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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Memorial Day weekend is here at last. We’ve given you suggestions for firing up the grill, and now we’ve got one idea for what to do next: fire up your engine. Summer is officially here and that means the excuses to take a long weekend road trip are as plentiful as the scenic views along Highway 1.
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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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