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SUMMERTIME TOMATO + MOZZARELLA SALAD serves 4 • 20 minutes • $$

1 pound ripe tomatoes, slice into bite-size pieces 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt 6 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into bite-size pieces handful fresh basil, leaves carefully chopped as not to bruise 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1. Toss tomatoes with salt and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. 2. Add the cheese, basil and olive oil. Toss and serve. Ripe tomatoes are key to this salad. (When choosing tomatoes, go for those that are heavy for their size and give ever so slightly when gently squeezed. When storing tomatoes, always store at room temperature.) For an extra punch of flavor, add 1-2 tablespoons of high-quality balsamic vinegar when adding the olive oil.

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FEATURING

ENTERTAINING

30 A DOUBLE RAINBOW BIRTHDAY PARTY

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eye candy Happy 4th of July!

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on the fly Flower Sandwiches

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three solutions Fancy Your Fork

A bright, fun party for two 1-year-old cousins. There's no lack of color here.

40 A NEW KIND OF FROZEN

Cool, sweet and savory treats for hot summer days. We put a new spin on summer faves!

54 DIG IN

Get your hands dirty with a crawfish boil. Playing with your food is most of the fun at this affair.

17 FOOD 12

Pronounced eh-dah-MAH-meh. Sweet and delicious! Low in fat, but high in fiber and protein. Found in the frozen section. Toss cooked edamame with coarse sea salt for a simple and addicting snack or appetizer.

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just craft it Stripes on the Table

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we dig Funky Straws

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simplify No Delivery Necessary

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seasoned Summer Pesto

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wrapped up Fabric Wraps

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kitchen savvy How to Frost a Cake

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for the kids Secret Agent Balloons

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EDAMAME

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super food Bubbling Brew

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SURVIVAL

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your style Relax in the Shade

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fresh picks Your New Favorite Everything

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Happy 4th of July!

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on the fly

Instant Garden Party Five minutes to spare? Simple sandwiches liven any backyard gathering.

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FLOWER SANDWICHES 10 sandwiches • 15 minutes • $

2 ½ –to-3-inch flower cookie cutter 20 slices bread ¾ cup softened cream cheese ½ cup jam 1. Spread one side of 10 slices of bread with softened cream cheese. 2. Spread jam over cream cheese. Cover jam with remaining 10 slices bread. 3. Using a 2 ½-to-3-inch flower cookie cutter, cut out the sandwiches, avoiding the crusts. Note: These can be made up to one day ahead. Cover sandwiches with damp paper towel and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Sangria Spritzer Vibrant fruits make a burst of summer in a glass.

8 servings 15 minute prep • 30 minute duration • $$

2 (750-ml) bottles dry rose wine 1 orange, thinly sliced 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup sliced kiwis (approximately 2 medium kiwis) 8 - 10 fresh basil leaves ½ to 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling water 1. In a large 1-gallon pitcher, add wine, orange slices, strawberries, kiwi, basil leaves and ½ cup of the sugar; stir well to dissolve the sugar. Taste then add more sugar to taste if needed. 2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to one day ahead of serving. 3. Serve over ice and top with a few splashes of sparkling water.

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Fabric Wraps Add a dash of chic to even the hardest to wrap gifts.

CREATE YOUR OWN Any scarf will do, just make sure it's bigger than the item you're wrapping. 1. Spread the scarf out with the pattern facing down and place your gift in the center. 2. Bring one corner up and tuck it around the box. 3. Bring the opposite corner up and tuck it around the box, folding the edge neatly. 4. Gather the two remaing sides and pull them toward the middle. 5. Tie a knot and spread the ends to create a nice bow shape. 6. The scarf can be used again and acts as an extra gift!

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SECRET MESSAGE small balloons washi tape marker 1. Blow up a small balloon. 2. Without tying balloon, write your secret message. 3. Let ink dry and deflate balloon slowly. 4. Print card. Tape balloon on with washi tape. Use a small glassine envelope and seal with washi tape.

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Using a store-bought rotisserie chicken, it's easier to make in than to take out.

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WRAPS with ASIAN-INSPIRED DIPPING SAUCE Serves 4 • 20 minutes • $

4 large flour tortillas 1 cup shredded cooked chicken 1 carrot, cut into ⅛-inch matchsticks 1 red pepper, cut into ⅛-inch matchsticks 2 spring onions (scallions), cut into ⅛-inch matchsticks ¾ cup chicken stock 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 teaspoons cornstarch optional: 1 small handful cilantro sprigs (substitute: fresh parsley) 1. Put one flour tortilla in front of you. Place a quarter of the chicken, carrots, red pepper and scallions in a mound in the center, 1 inch in from the closest edge. If using cilantro, add a few sprigs to the top. 2. Firmly roll the edge closest to you over to enclose the filling. Bring in the sides and continue rolling. Repeat to make three more wraps. 3. Add chicken stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce and cornstarch to a small saucepan and stir until the cornstarch dissolves. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil for one minute, stirring, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened. 4. Serve wraps alongside dipping sauce.

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CHICKEN SESAME NOODLES Serves 4 • 20 minutes • $$

1 box spaghetti 2 teaspoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons vegetable, peanut or canola oil 1 garlic clove, minced 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken 1 bunch (4-5 whole) spring onions (scallions), cut into ¼-inch matchsticks 1 green, red or yellow bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch matchsticks 3 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoons soy sauce optional: 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds optional: handful fresh cilantro leaves optional: store-bought Asian chili sauce 1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, add the spaghetti and cook per box directions. 2. In the meantime, add the vegetable, peanut or canola oil to a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. 3. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 20 seconds. 4. Add the chicken, spring onions and peppers and stir-fry for approximately 2 minutes. 5. Add the cooked noodles, stir-fry for another minute, then stir in the oyster sauce and soy sauce. Toss the ingredients in the pan and cook for another minute, or until the noodles are evenly coated in the sauce. 6. If using, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, cilantro leaves and serve alongside chili sauce.

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Summer Pesto Two ways to eat tangy, yet sweet, pea and edamame pesto FOOD, STYLING + PHOTO G R A P H Y BY J OA N N E + A DA M G A L L AG H E R

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PEA + EDAMAME PESTO Perfect for a simple meal or easy entertaining. 20 minutes • 2 cups • $

1 cup frozen shelled edamame (soybean) ¾ cup frozen peas
 1 garlic clove, coarsely minced
 ½ cup basil leaves, packed
 ¼ cup mint leaves, packed ⅓ cup olive oil
 ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1. Bring saucepan full of water and a tablespoon of salt to a boil. 2. In the meantime, prepare an ice bath: Fill a bowl with cold water and ice, then set aside. 3. Cook edamame in boiling water for 3 minutes, add peas and cook for one minute; drain and add to ice bath, then cool and drain. 4. In a food processor, combine edamame and peas, garlic, basil and mint; season with ½ teaspoon of salt; process until coarsely chopped. 5. With the machine running, pour oil in a steady stream through the feed tube; process until smooth. Add cheese and pulse 1-2 times. Use immediately or cover with plastic wrap, pressing directly onto the pesto to preserve the bright green color. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Substitute hand blender with work bowl attachment, miniprep food processor or mortar and pestle for food processor.

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1 PEA AND EDAMAME TOASTS

Lightly drizzle slices of baguette or ciabatta bread with olive oil. Grill or toast and serve alongside pesto or smear about a tablespoon onto each slice and serve.


2 PEA AND EDAMAME PASTA

Cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions and reserve about ½ a cup of cooking water, then drain the pasta. In a warmed serving bowl, mix pesto and enough reserved cooking water to form a thin sauce, add the pasta and toss. Top with fresh cherry tomatoes and a few shavings of cheese and serve.

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RAINBOW Birthday Party ( What does it mean?! )

Happy 1st birthday to Truman and Leona

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LET ROY G. BIV DECORATE. PRESENT BRIGHT FRUITS + VEGETABLES ACCORDING TO THE RAINBOW.


{ VERTICAL STRIPE CAKE Hello, gorgeous. She is high maintenence, but totally worth the effort.

1 box redvelvet cake mix 3 boxes white cake mix Gel food coloring 2 containers cream cheese frosting Rainbow sprinkles Full tutorial by I am Baker.

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PUDDING POPS Impressive, delicious and ridiculously simple to make

Makes 10 pops • $ 3 packets of instant pudding Gel food coloring 10 plastic party cups 10 wooden handles 1. Prepare pudding according to package. 2. Divide into four bowls and color each bowl with gel. 3. Layer pudding into plastic cups. Insert handle and freeze until firm. 4. Use hands to warm cup and remove pop before serving.

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RAINBOW FRUIT KEBABS Makes 20 kebabs • $$

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Red and green grapes 5 large strawberries, ¼ cantaloupe, cubed ½ pineapple cubed ¼ honeydew melon, cubed 20 skewers

Thread the fruit onto skewers in order of color. Arrange the fruit skewers decoratively on a platter.

PLAYLIST Light It Up by Caspar Babypants; Birthday by Kings of Leon; Happy Birthday by Altered Images; Birthday by The Pretzels; Birthday by Jesus and Mary Chain

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A NEW KIND OF

FROZEN Cool, sweet and savory treats for hot summer days

CHOCOLATE WITH FROZEN GRAPES FROZEN STRAWBERRY LEMONADE WITH TARRAGON VANILLA ORANGE CUPS CHILLY GAZPACHO SHRIMP COCKTAIL WITH GRANITA SWEET + SALTY POPSICLES

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CHOCOLATE WITH FROZEN GRAPES serves 6 • 5 minutes • 2 hours • $

1 pound seedless red grapes, washed and dried 3 chocolate bars 1. At least 2 hours prior to serving, place grapes and chocolate bars into freezer. 2. Break chocolate bars into bite-size pieces and serve with frozen grapes. Grapes, when frozen, take on a sorbetlike texture. When served alongside cold chocolate, guests will be sure to smile.

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FROZEN STRAWBERRY LEMONADE WITH TARRAGON serves 6 • 10 minutes • 3 hours • $$

6-8 fresh tarragon leaves 1 ½ pound fresh strawberries 1 ½ cup lemonade 1 1/2 cups vodka 2-3 cups ice Combine tarragon, strawberries, lemonade, vodka and ice in blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

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VANILLA ORANGE CUPS 6 orange cups • 30 minutes • 2 hours • $

3 large oranges 3 cups orange sorbet 3 cups vanilla ice cream 1. Cut each orange in half, then carefully scoop all the flesh from inside the orange. 2. Fill each orange half with sorbet and freeze for at least 2 hours. 3. Add one scoop of vanilla ice cream to each filled orange half and serve immediately. Adjust recipe for favorite sorbet and ice cream flavor.

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CHILLY GAZPACHO 6 servings • 40 minutes • 2 hours • $$

1 ½ pounds vine-ripened tomatoes, halved, cores and seeds removed 1 small jalapeño 3 medium garlic cloves, unpeeled ½ cup chopped red onion 1 cucumber, halved, seeded and peeled ¾ cup tomato juice ¼ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ lemon, juiced 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar (substitute: balsamic vinegar) 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 2. Arrange approximately half of the tomatoes, jalapeño and unpeeled garlic cloves in a pan with sides, cut sides up in a single layer. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Roast for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Place the jalapeño into a bowl covered in plastic wrap or in a resealable plastic bag for 10 minutes, peel, remove seeds and roughly chop. 3. Place the roughly chopped jalapeno, roasted tomatoes and any juice from the baking sheet into a large mixing bowl. Squeeze the garlic out of the garlic peel and add to the roasted tomatoes. Add the uncooked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes' juice, basil leaves, olive oil, lemon juice, sherry vinegar, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. 4. Transfer 1 ½ cups of the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree for 15 to 20 seconds on high speed, then add to a separate large bowl. Repeat until all ingredients are pureed. 5. Cover and chill for 2 hours and up to overnight. Serve cold. Traditional gazpacho uses all raw ingredients. This recipe takes advantage of roasted tomatoes in order to add an extra touch of sweetness.


SHRIMP COCKTAIL WITH GRANITA serves 6 •10 minutes •3 hours •$$

1 pound large shrimp, cooked 1 12-ounce bottle cocktail sauce 2 lemons, cut into 1/8-inch slices 1. Pour the cocktail sauce into a wide and shallow container, such as a stainless-steel baking dish (the shallower the container, the quicker the granita will freeze). 2. Cover with a lid, foil or plastic wrap. Freeze the mixture 1 to 2 hours, until it is solid around the edges. Remove the container from the freezer and scrape the ice with a fork, mixing it from the edges into the center. 3. Repeat this scraping and mixing process every 30 minutes or so until the entire mixture has turned into small ice flakes. 4. When ready to serve, use a fork to scrape the cocktail sauce in order to loosen the granita and spoon into serving dishes. Add 2 shrimp and serve with a lemon slice.

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SWEET + SALTY POPSICLES 6 popsicles • 30 minutes • 12 hours • $

1 10-ounce bag frozen diced mango, thawed 1 cup orange juice ½ cup fresh raspberries 1 32-ounce plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme 1/8 teaspoon salt 1. In a blender or food processor, puree the thawed diced mango. Stir in the orange juice and raspberries, then set aside. 2. In a blender or processor, blend the yogurt, honey, thyme and salt until smooth. 3. Fill each plastic cup (or popsicle mold) approximately ¾ high by alternating the mango-orange puree with the yogurt, then place a popsicle stick into the center of each popsicle. 4. Freeze overnight. To remove popsicles from each cup, place under warm water until each popsicle comes free.

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SPICY SIDES, MESSY HANDS AND LAUGHTER MAKE A CRAWFISH BOIL THE PERFECT OUTDOOR GATHERING

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MENU Have guests bring their favorite Cajun dish or just come ready to be bowled over with flavor from this suggested menu.

St. Charles cocktail peach iced tea Crawfish cajun corn mixed fruit bread pudding

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PREPARING THE CRAWFISH IS PART OF THE DAY'S ENTERTAINMENT.

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ST. CHARLES The St. Charles is named after one of the most elegant avenues in New Orleans.

2 ounces gin 5 ounces tonic water 4 healthy dashes Peychaud's bitters Lime wedge Juice of one lime Lime peel, removed with a vegetable peeler Place the lime peel in a highball glass and add the gin. Muddle the lime peel gently, to help press out some of the lime oil. If you're patient, let it sit in there for a few minutes. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice cubes. Add the lime juice. Fill with the tonic water, then add the bitters. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the glass, then add it as a garnish.

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You don't have to live in Louisiana to enjoy a good, old-fashioned crawfish boil. We ordered a 40lb container of crawfish from the Louisiana Crawfish Company, lacrawfish. com, and had it shipped to the Midwest. Peak crawfish season is from February to June.

40 lbs Crawfish 20 lbs Potatoes 20 Ears of Corn 2 whole bulbs Garlic ¼ cup Sriracha 1 bag Louisiana Crawfish Company Crawfish Boil Cajun seasoning 1. Using a 10-gallon pot, fill with water ¾ full, add crawfish boil seasoning and bring to boil. 2. Add 5 lbs of potatoes, 5 ears of corn and the garlic, and 2 tbs Sriracha sauce. 3. Cook 1 minute per pound of potatoes. Control heat to prevent boil over. 4. Add 10lbs of crawfish and boil for another 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat. 5. Let crawfish soak, covered, for 15-20 minutes. 6. At this point, if you are using a basket, remove the basket and let the liquid drain off, back into the boil pot. 7. Dump the contents of the basket onto the serving table and sprinkle with 2 tbs of Cajun seasoning. 8. Repeat the process, starting with adding potatoes and corn. Each batch will get progressively spicier, so be careful.

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FROST aCAKE ( without losing your mind )

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Frosting will "glue" cake to the plate.

Pipe frosting along rim of bottom layer.

Add top layer and smooth frosting.

Spoon in your filling of choice.

Apply thin "crumb coat" of frosting on entire cake.

After refrigerating cake for 20 minutes, apply thick coat of frosting. Devour.

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Add pizzaz with neon-striped linen napkins.

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STRIPED NAPKINS Make a great impression, and wow your guests with a one-of-a kind table setting. linen fabric textile paint foam brush painter's tape thread iron sewing machine 1. Cut fabric into squares. We made 12"x12" napkins. Standard square napkin sizes vary from 16"-24". 2. Lay out stipe pattern with painter's tape and tape napkin to table for easy painting. 3. Paint your design on with textile paint and foam brush, keeping the thickness of paint consistent. 4. Let paint dry completely. Overnight if you can! 5. Carefully peel off tape and admire your handiwork. 6. Set textile paint (these will be washable!) by ironing the stripes from the back of the fabric. 6. Create a clean edge. Turn the napkin upside down and fold each side of the napkin over about 1/4 inch. Iron in place. You can use pins if necessary. 7. Turn fabric face up and sew all the way around the napkin, â…› inch from the edge. Afraid of the sewing part? Substitute the fabric and thread for store-bought napkins. Follow the instructions for the stripes, and you are set!

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Bubbling Brew They say green tea fights cancer and heart disease, lowers cholesterol, burns fat and prevents diabetes. We say it is delicious.

MINTED GREEN ICED TEA 4 glasses • 10 minutes • $

4-6 green tea bags 2 cups water ¼ – ½ cup of sugar 1 cup cold water 8 mint leaves + mint leaves for garnish 1 orange, thinly sliced for garnish 1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water and ¼ of sugar to a boil, turn off heat, then stir until sugar dissolves. 2. Add tea bags and 8 mint leaves. Steep for 5-8 minutes. Taste for desired sweetness. Add more sugar if needed. Discard tea bags and leaves. Cool. 3. Fill 4 glasses to the brim with ice. Add the tea, and garnish with mint leaves and an orange slice.

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Funky Straws Your drink is never fully dressed without a straw

BUBBLE

at Jo-Ann Fa b r i c & C ra f t Put them i n B u b b l e Te a.

STRIPED PAPER

f ro m t h i n kgarnish.com B e st i n Swe e t Tea with Mint.

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DIY LAB E L S

straws by Target Sip an Oreo Milkshake .

H AWA I I A N U M B R E L L AS

from Do l l a r Tre e Yummy in a Wate r m e l o n S p a r k l e.

POLKA-DOTTED PA P E R

from shopsweetlulu.com Pair with Simple Strawberry Milk . machemag.com ď‚&#x; SUMMER 2011

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S H E I S C R E AT I V E I N T H E K I TC H E N A N D HE IS THE EYE BEHIND THE CAMERA A N D TO G E T H E R T H E Y A R E A LWAYS LO O K I N G F O R I N S P I R AT I O N . J U ST T WO P E O P L E I N LOV E W I T H F O O D, CO O K I N G A N D E AC H OT H E R P H OTOS TA N TA L I Z E YO U R S E N S E W I T H P H O O R S P I C E U P YO U R S U M M E R W I T H P H O G E T I N TO S U M M E R W I T H AG AV E SA L MON BURGERS S I M P L E A N D SW E E T S H R I M P SA L A D SA N DW I C H .

She is creative M O U T H WAT E R I N G C H I C K E N in the kitchen ...

... and he is the eye behind the camera.

Together they are

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