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Root + Cream Cocktails

Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Other than the non-stop holiday tunes blasting from my Songza all month long, it hasn’t felt much like Christmas.

With our move on the horizon, I’d say we’ve been rather preoccupied. We made the decision early on to skip the tree and decorations and gifts altogether this year. Our moving truck is coming in less than one week, I mean I haven’t even packed one single thing yet and we’re heading to New York tomorrow to celebrate the holidays.

Gah! Moving in December is seriously crazy-town. But nothing can get done while we’re away, right? Exactly. So I’m vowing now to let it all go and really enjoy the hell out of the next few days.

New York is going to be so great. I’ll get to see my parents and all of my brothers and sisters. A Broadway show is happening, the Rockefeller tree is happening and lots and lots of yummy food, cozy drinks and laughs for days I’m sure. Now that will feel like Christmas, and I can’t wait.

Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Root + Cream Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

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Earl Grey Cider Cocktails + scenes from the autumn jersey shore!

Earl Grey Cider Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

For the past 10 months, I’ve been living in a perpetual state of uncertainty. Since the day my husband told me he was changing careers and going back to school {which ultimately means us leaving Philadelphia} my head has been spinning in a constant loop of equal parts excitement, anxiety and unknowns. The loop, pretty much it sounds like this…

Moving is fun. Moving is exciting! But…when will we move? Where will we move? When will we find out when we’re leaving? And when that comes, will I want to go? Will I be happy? Will I be scared? How will my relationship{s} change? Will my husband be working more? Will I see my husband less? Will I see my family less? Will I be lonely?

A n n n n d . . . repeat.

I am trying to be patient. I am trying to stay flexible. I’m trying to keep positive, radiate good vibes and manifest our destiny of good health + good fortune. I remind myself daily that good things come to those who wait. And, to those who work hard. Two things my husband and I have gotten a lot of practice with in 2014. Nonetheless, patience and flexibility, don’t come so easy for me. It’s just not the way I’m wired.

Sea Isle City, New Jersey | @withfoodandlove

Sea Isle City, New Jersey | @withfoodandlove

Sea Isle City, New Jersey | @withfoodandlove

Earl Grey Cider Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

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RHUBARB Roasted Plums with Honey Whipped Ricotta + Pistachio Dust for art in the age!

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How is it the last week in August!? I know everyone always says stuff like this, but I mean how is it almost fall?  Life is starting to get crazy hectic for me, like insanity. Remember when I mentioned I was in the middle of some pretty transitional stuffs? Well – I’ll let you in on all of those details – next week, I promise!!

For now, I’m kind of still in denial mode. You know, when you’ve got so much to do and it’s so intense, that you just kind of pretend like it isn’t happening. So I distract myself the best way I know how, I get in my kitchen and cook something up that I will sink my worries into. Rich and sugary and boozy, duh.

I’ve got ten words for you, RHUBARB Roasted Plums with Honey Whipped Ricotta + Pistachio Dust.

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Oh man. Late-summer desserts don’t get any better than this. Minimal amount of prep, minimal amount of time in the kitchen, rich but not too rich, sweet but not overly sweet and with notes of fall without being too, ‘fall’ – because let’s face it even though it’s not technically fall until the end of September, the unofficial end of summer begins this weekend. So – you should make this dessert for your Labor Day celebrations. Perfect party food + you can totally make it ahead of time, do it!

RHUBARB, by Art in the Age is my favorite spirit, quite possibly ever. But at the very least definitely my favorite from May to September. A couple ounces of this over a few rocks with a twist of lemon and pinch of sea salt is my jam. Continue reading

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails + scenes from sag harbor!

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

These Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails are the bomb dot com. Seriously now jam + spirits together are freaking life-changing. Someone please transport me back in time to three days ago. I want to be sitting on a dock, soaking in the salty air with one of these in my hand right now.

The past few days Chris and I have been in Sag Harbor soaking in the rays and relaxing in the warm, totally not humid, I can’t even believe how nice it is right now air – with amazing fresh food and even more amazing friends.

We laughed, we swam, flew kites and explored farm-stands. We ate, we drank, we ate some more, laughed again and loved a lot and it was perfect. Well – except for the hours and hours of traffic we were stuck in to and from Philadelphia. But I would say, it was all worth it.

Sag Harbor, New York | @withfoodandlove

Sag Harbor, New York | @withfoodandlove

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

Blackberry Sage Jam Cocktails | @withfoodandlove

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