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The Perfect Summer Picnic for Two

Throw the perfect summer picnic for two this July 4th with the right picnic food, portable baskets, gingham accessories, and sunflowers!

Throw the perfect summer picnic for two this July 4th with the right picnic food, portable baskets, gingham accessories, and sunflowers! S. and I love to go on picnics.  Sometimes it is as simple as grabbing a Bo-box (yes, one of our guilty pleasures is Bojangles fried chicken) and heading up to the parkway, and …

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Canning Carrot Pickles with The Domestic Wildflower

Try this easy canning recipe for carrot pickles. Get it on penderandpeony.com

It’s the dog days of summer. The country kitchen is sweltering, and long wooden spoons are constantly swirling inside stainless steel pots. Sleeves are bunched around elbows, and apron strings are tightly knotted. We turn our heads to catch a breeze that softly billows out the gingham curtains. And when those jar lids start popping …

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Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onion

Watermelon Salad Ingredients

Watermelon is generally our go to summer fruit. It is refreshing, crisp, and sweet, which is just right for those sultry summer evenings. Occasionally, I do get tired of eating it just plain, so I tried this watermelon salad the other night, and it was a big hit. Adding the pickled onion to the watermelon …

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Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad

I know…BEETS. They are a much under-valued vegetable, and one packed with healthy nutrients.  I’ve come to love them in the last couple of years and cannot pass up a good beet salad when it is on the menu! Their sweet, earthy flavor pairs great with cheeses and tangy dressings.  Try this! I promise it …

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An Old Fashioned Recipe Box

There is nothing quite so charming as a handwritten recipe card! One of the new accessories I picked out for my newly renovated kitchen and dining room is a recipe box from Rifle Paper Co.  I’ve created a lot of our favorite recipes spur of the moment, using the cooking wisdom I’ve garnered over the …

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