Posts by Carin Thumm

Bourbon Vanilla Strawberry Milkshake

I don’t know how your holiday weekend went, but it was VERY soggy in my neck of the woods. The rain cleared out of the way in time for fireworks on Monday, but lemme tell ya: three days of rain means it was HUMID. Wasn’t terribly hot, but … ugh, clothes clinging to you in .25 seconds and the air felt like a wet wool blanket. Yay, summer. I don’t

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New Orleans Style Cafe au Lait Ice Pops

Summer is officially here. It’s hot. It’s humid. Most days it’s borderline miserable outside (and if you live somewhere that isn’t … do you have a guest room and are you in need of a wordsmith who can cook?). This is why ice pops were invented. Cold, yummy treats to make the summer sun slightly more bearable. The added bonus of making your own ice pops is VARIETY, I mean:

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Homemade Pita Bread

My love for pita bread runs deep and true. Eating fresh pita DOES something to me. I get a bit weak in the knees and slightly giddy (the same thing happens when I buy new writing supplies … which I can’t really explain). Nostalgia is a powerful thing, campers – and pita bread hits my nostalgia buttons HARD. I am the product of two full-time working geeks (I mean that

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Lightened-Up Patatas Bravas

Summertime is tapas time. And tapas means one thing – well, okay it means a lot of little things, sharing with friends, and of course: wine – to me, patatas bravas. No, really: PATATAS BRAVAS. I had never had this delight of a dish until this past April (looking at you Asheville) and right out of the gate I was smitten. It never occurred to me to even try and

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Kentucky Mule: the Zingy, Refreshing Drink

Saturday was the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, and if by some chance you missed the big race – or, perhaps horse racing isn’t your thing – Nyquist won by 1-¼ lengths. He’s headed off to the Preakness (happening on May 21), and if he wins there as well I’m sure the country will be gripped in Triple Crown fever, much as we were last year with American Pharoah

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