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Food Network Facebook Live Episode 7: Summertime Galette with Heirloom Tomato, Sharp Cheddar + Fresh Thyme

Summertime galette with Heirloom tomatoes, sharp cheddar and fresh thyme

I’m such a sucker for summertime food. From drippy rocket pops to decked out hot dogs on the grill, I melt at the thought of it. Literally. But with all the junk that comes with grill-outs and pool parties, there’s also some super delicious produce that screams of the season, too.

Down here in Florida, tomato season is just beginning and we’re getting the prettiest, tastiest tomatoes we’ve had all year. You might have seen on my insta-story the 10 lbs of organic sun golds that my neighbor brought me a few days ago. We had so many that I had to make a big batch of sweet and smokey tomato jam… which will definitely be making an appearance on the blog soon! It’s insane how crazy they’re growing… I can’t even eat them fast enough! That’s part of the reason I’m obsessed with this summertime galette. They’re the perfect way to use up lots of cherry tomatoes or other overflowing produce that you might have on hand. Continue reading

Tasty Summer Sandwiches for Grillin’ + Chillin’

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I won’t deny that at the time, summers in NYC seemed like the best thing ever. It probably had to do with the fact that we all appreciated it so much more after coming out of almost 6 terrible months of potential frostbite. But that’s not to say that the rest of the country isn’t scoring big off of the shifting seasons. You see, there are a few things that New Yorkers are missing out on that are far more awesome than a really good Instagram shot of a hotdog positioned in front of the city’s skyline.

Down here in the South (and everywhere else that’s not surrounded by skyscrapers) we have yards! Yards that can be filled with awesome cooking equipment without the fear of it falling 10 stories to its demise. Instead of climbing up sketchy fire escapes or wasting time on DIY levees to help transport your $30 no-name grill up to the rooftop, I now rejoice with my feet safely on the ground, which just so happens to be manicured and solely dedicated to grilling and growing. And I totally am bragging right now but I have to say that my summers outside the city are so much better because of my new fav cooking tool – the Big Green Egg®! Continue reading