Warm Freekeh Salad


We had dinner at a friend’s house the other night, and she always cooks the most delicious meals.  She served us a warm freekeh dish that had me fighting the internal battle about asking what they intended to do with the leftovers when we were done.  HA!  I managed to restrain myself but a couple of days later I whipped this up because the craving wouldn’t quit.  If you haven’t had freekeh, it’s a cracked wheat- chewy, earthy flavored and so, so good served in a warm salad like this.  You could mix it with so many things but I chose roasted butternut squash, shallot, pomegranates, heaping bunches of mint and crumbled sheep’s feta.  And of course, always: garlic, salt and fresh cracked pepper.  So, so tasty.  Hope you love!   Recipe below.   xx- Sarah  {Styling Sources:  shallow bowls, large serving bowl, serving spoons, flatware}

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Quinoa, Mint and Stone Fruit Salad


Stone fruits are coming into season, hallelujah!  Cherries are my favorite of all of them- and since they’re so expensive and in season for such a short time they’re like juicy, extra-coveted little gems to me!  The amount of flavor in each one reminds me how magical this world is- how incredible it is that the earth provides us with such a vast amount of things to eat, taste, enjoy. We’re lucky ones!

This salad is a mixture of farmer’s market finds- apricots, cherries, heaps of mint, sheep’s milk feta, quinoa and pistachios.  So much flavor, so light and perfect for Spring, so beautiful to look at.  Magical indeed.  Recipe below, I hope you love!   xx- Sarah


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New Old Fashioned


These photos kind of speak for themselves, right?  Don’t you wish you were sipping on one of these right now? YOU COULD BE!  Well, not if you’re driving or operating another large mechanical device.  But I can’t think of any other reason to hold back.  Blueberries!  Bourbon!  Mint!  Get at it!!!!  xx- Sarah  {This post was produced in collaboration with Sarah Dickenson}


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