WEEKEND POST 135
Did everyone have a festive and fun Fourth of July? Ours was super chill — rollerblading, gardening, grilling, a bonfire… oh, and simultaneously lighting all of the sparklers leftover from our wedding send-off nearly seven (!!) years ago now.
Husband, 1; plastic planter staging area, 0. The simple things make us smile the widest.
To continue my trend of meals on top of melon, this Weekly Suppers memory comes from the mind of Jamie Oliver, with a few tweaks from yours truly: Head-on shrimp marinated in lime and grilled atop chunks of grilled NC watermelon + a mix of homegrown spinach and arugula tossed in a spicy chilli lime vinaigrette. Fresh mint leaves, chopped chives and toasted sesame seeds to finish. With a light Beaujolais, we raised our glasses to this gorgeous meal of local seafood and local produce + our nation’s 241st birthday.
Other recent hits included deep bowls of bucatini all’Amatriciana + a chicken-bacon-garlic cream sauce #fridaynightpizza — both made with homemade. bacon. — and a cocoa cinnamon angel food cake. Great // eats // lately!
Here’s to a truly stellar weekend, and, as always, take a gander at a few of my favorite interwebs stories + updates below, if you’re interested.
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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:
- July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, to improve awareness about cleft and craniofacial conditions. Remember, show kindness to everyone you meet, regardless of their differences.
- Another week, another refreshing watermelon recipe to swoon over.
- Real talk on whether or not you should oil a nonstick pan.
- Mesmerizing bird migration map.
- The Earth’s first flower did not appear until after dinosaurs arrived.
- Winter is coming. Time to review.
- This week’s pinned words of wisdom.
Recently on HGN:
- Dilled Cucumber and Onion Salad with Chive Blossoms — aka the easiest, but most perfect, summer side
- Weekend Post 134
- Scallops: Sweet, succulent and lean shellfish — my two-page feature spread in the latest issue of Food & Nutrition Magazine
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