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Yellow Watermelon Salad with Herby Cucumber Relish

Yellow Watermelon Salad with Herby Cucumber Relish | @withfoodandlove

Last weekend Amanda and her man visited me and Chris in St. Louis. There’s something real special about sharing your space and city with the people closest to you in your life. All of those small things that make up your everyday. Your home, your favorite place to get breakfast, coffee, etc. Somehow it allows you to feel closer to one another when you have to live distantly.

We spent 3 1/2 very full days together exploring our city. It was equal parts excitement and chill vibes thanks to our romantic staycations at the Chase Park Plaza, an opulent art deco masterpiece and historic hotel. Also, my favorite building in St. Louis. We relaxed by the pool, ate and drank at The Preston, enjoyed breakfast in bed and ended our stay with a much needed 60-minute massage at their Aveda salon. If you want to know more about what we did and where we went, Amanda recapped her weekend and STL experience here.

Somehow, we also managed to fit in an impromptu recipe and photography shoot/set-up my new tripod session. We used the ingredients I had on hand, which wasn’t much, to come up with this end of summer simple salad. Yellow watermelon {perfectly in season right now!} and green onions from the market the week before. Cucumbers and parsley from my garden. And, a few kitchen staples that I almost always have lying around, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, a knob of ginger, sea salt and pepper. We both created the same dish, essentially, but with a slightly different cucumber relish on top. Mine is a bright, herby, olive oil one. Hers, a quick-pickled, gingery, one. For that version, click here.

And now a few St. Louis announcements!

FEAST Magazine’s September issue is out and I’m real proud of it this month because I shot the cover and the fermentation spread inside {eek!}. You can pick up a copy anywhere in MO and southern IL and online here.

And finally! Tickets for my pop-up, The Great Big Harvest on 11/6 at Element are on sale now. Pre-sale tickets have sold out, so I added a few more seats. Purchase yours here. If you want the inside scoop and pre-sale tickets to future events, put your name on my email list.

Yellow Watermelon Salad with Herby Cucumber Relish | @withfoodandlove

Yellow Watermelon Salad with Herby Cucumber Relish | @withfoodandlove

Yellow Watermelon Salad with Herby Cucumber Relish | @withfoodandlove

Yellow Watermelon Salad with Herby Cucumber Relish | @withfoodandlove

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