Fav Stuff Giveaway!!!

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I moved! Phew! Stuff is spewed everywhere in my current apt, and I’m trying my hardest to get organized and set-up. In lieu of my recent move, I haven’t been in the kitchen much, obvi. So, while I get sorted and organized, I have a giveaway for you of all of my current fav stuff.

1. Blood, Bones & Butter! Such a good read. I liked it a lot. I’m sure you will, too.

2. French wooden spoons! Not particularly expensive. Not really fancy, but necessary in every kitchen.

3. A vegetable peeler. Are vegetable peelers exciting? Nah. They’re about a million times less exciting than a new pair of shoes. But I like this one. And vegetables are everywhere nowadays, right?

4. A set of The Perfect Ice Cube trays. These will change your life. You’ll wonder why plastic ice cube trays even exist. They make the pretties ice cubes, too. Awesome for summer.

To enter, leave a comment answering the following question:

“What’s your favorite summer meal?”

(I need food inspiration–can you tell?)

I’ll choose a random winner at noon (PST) on Thursday, July 5th. Have a Happy 4th of July! xo

Update! The winner is:


Her comment:

ELOTES!!!! I live in Chicago and nothing feels more like summer to me than this! I would LOVE LOVE to see a healthy version! yumm!!

{ 423 comments… read them below or add one }

emily July 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

Definitely a black bean burger with avocado and sweet potato fries!


Betsy July 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

Anything with Pesto- light and healthy and perfect for the heat!


Marly July 5, 2012 at 9:31 am

Anything grilled! Mostly, grilled corn, avocado and tomato salad topped with queso fresco, some grilled shrimp skewers and maybe a grilled s’more or peach.


sara b July 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

SALAD!! With mint and feta and tomatoes!


Sherry D. July 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

BBQ chicken, large scrumptious salad and watermelon.


Michelle Masciarelli July 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

Chicken Tostadas, with lime, adobos sauce brown sugar, garlic, shredded green and red cabbage and thinly sliced radishes and finely black beans and cumin mashed and fried in oil all layered on a warm corn tortilla, ole!!!


Nicole July 5, 2012 at 10:02 am

Chunky salads with NO lettuce (ie avocado, sliced cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, croutons. With a balsamic dressing)


Adrienne July 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

Potato salad. In a bowl. Its a meal in its self


Kelly July 5, 2012 at 10:54 am

Bruscetta! Heavy on the garlic, with plenty of tomato and basil. So easy and delish!


Sarah Campillo July 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

Flank Steak and avocado :)


Kate July 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I can’t pick an all summer favorite, but right now the peas in my garden are amazing and the arugula’s out of control so I’ve been alternating
1. browned butter and sage pasta with peas and caramelized onions
2. eggs benedict salad – garden greens with pancetta, poached egg, lemon juice and a little pesto.


Rachel H. July 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Those ice cube trays are so cute! I’d love to win!


Lavi July 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

My favorite summer meal is Peach Basil Pizza, amazingly fresh and light!


aimee July 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm

anything cooked on the grill is a win in the summer for me. especially kebabs.


Rocio July 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I think I missed the giveaway but my favorite summer meal is ceviche!


sara July 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Anything from the BBQ. Ribs, tri tip, burgers!


Amy July 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

Maryland crabs and corn on the cob!


Melissa July 6, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Red onions and apples in vinegar with goat cheese and sumac!


Maria July 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I’ve been reading your blog for a long while but this is my first post. My favorite summer food in the whole wide world is ceviche with tons and tons of lime juice, cilantro, and avocado. I love ceviche so much — it reminds me of being at the beach back home, using the little packaged but sometimes mediocre crackers to help me consume the concoction. I love it so much! It’s light and refreshing.


Alyse July 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Congrats on moving! I hope it went without the loss of any shoes this time!

I have many favorite summer meals but right now I’m making a lot of pesto (so much basil!) and our csa is sending me gobs and gobs of squash and zucchini. So I’ve been doing panini with pesto, roasted squash/zucchini, a slice of havarti, and maybe some tomato. It’s a great lunch or a perfect dinner when served with some lightly dressed greens.


Let Me Eat Cake July 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm

girl i NEED those ice cube trays! :) and my favorite summer meal … does sangria count as a meal? if you made sangria into popsicles would that make it food and thus make it a meal? ok well if that doesn’t count then i’m always down for a good fish taco on a patio with a beer in the summertime that would be my fave summertime meal


stacey July 9, 2012 at 11:20 am

i love a good salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, vinegar, and basil.


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