Seasonal Snapshots // Summer 2014

Summer is hard to say goodbye to. I’ll miss the slower pace and no-cook dinners. It’s not all sadness, though, because fall is a mighty fine season, too. I’m already thinking about a trip to the cider mill for donuts and cider. Before I move on, though, I’m going to give summer one last high five with a post of my phone photos from summer 2014.

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Remember this Coconut Tres Leches Cake? THE BEST.

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Anniversary flowers I bought myself because I had to have them immediately.

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This Coconut Milk Grilled Pineapple was a summer favorite.

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Amy invited me to her lovely birthday party with tie dye crafts, delicious food and lots of lady chat.

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Popsicle Week was a blast and I had MANY Vegan Thai Peanut Popsicles.

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There are lots of amazing things to see in Detroit.

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Cindy had the cutest baby boy and I made Strawberries and Yogurt Brûlée to celebrate.

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And I had to send him a little something.

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This pizza was the prettiest one of the summer.

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Fattoush Salad is great for using your CSA or Farmers Market produce.

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This was the summer of Oven Fries + Miso Mayo.

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I waited until I had the perfect tomatoes and the best bread to make my first BLT. Worth it.

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I was (and still am) all starry-eyed over these red carrots.

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Some days you just need a s’mores cupcake.

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I rediscovered an old-fashioned frozen custard shop.

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Marc made me watch a Chuck Norris movie and it was kind of awesome.

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My vote for best manhole cover.

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We went to a Detroit Tigers game on a beautiful Friday afternoon.

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I made Snapped Pea Salad with Coconut Bacon inspired by our trip to Wright & Company.

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Northern Michigan Balaton Tart Cherries.

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And then I made waffles with sour cherry syrup with those cherries.

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Work on our bathroom remodel starts soon. I’m nervous! And excited!

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Cider and wine tasting at Blake’s Apple Orchard with my parents.

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Marc out-ordered me big time.

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Discovered The Brinery’s amazing sauerkraut which is made in Ann Arbor.

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Galettes forever. This blueberry and nectarine version was fantastic.

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One night we sat at the bar of a local seafood restaurant and met 2 baby boomer couples on either side of us. I bonded with one of the ladies over whiskey. She bought me an old-fashioned. BFF’s 4 ever.

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Our first trip to Zingerman’s Deli and the reuben was on point.

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Zingerman’s gelato and my favorite kind of tile.

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Why didn’t anyone tell me Ikea sold bars of marzipan?

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We went to Ottava Via in Detroit and it was fantastic.

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Our Detroit vacation day continued with pistachio gelato and coffee from Melt.

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We also popped into Willys just before closing time and it was lovely.

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    • Seriously! Ikea sells bars of delicious marzipan and I was pleasantly surprised that it was less sweet than some of the marzipan I’ve purchased before. It’s basically perfect.

  1. There is so much gorgeous in this post I don’t even know what to focus on. The pea salad! The table decor at the birthday party! The flowers! The pizza! OK, I’ll stop now. Basically everything 🙂

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