Every month I have the privilege of getting together with a small group of women under the pretense of discussing a book. While we always devote at least a minute or two to the book, we spend most of our time catching up on each other’s lives over dinner.
This past Sunday was no exception. We laughed a lot, commiserated some, and ate a memorable meal together. My friend who was hosting this month has serious food-style. She’s got a knack for making approachable, soul-warming food and then giving it a bit of a twist. She makes it looks effortless, yet I always push back my chair from her table feeling inspired.
Posted in Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Tagged bell pepper, Cranberries, Edamame, farro, Food, kale, Orange Vinaigrette, Pepitas, Recipe, salad
Tis the season for outdoor entertaining and with it that dreaded request to “please bring a side dish.” Maybe it’s just me, but I find being a guest in the winter is far easier than being a guest in the summer. In the winter, a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of wine, makes any host happy. In the summer, when I’d rather be reading a book in the hammock, it seems that hosts have the same idea and consequently, ask guests to get a little more involved.
I share this observation not to get myself scratched off from every guest list this summer (although after reading my first paragraph, I’m starting to get a little nervous), but instead to advise you to start thinking about a recipe or two that will be your go-to side dish over the next couple of months.