These Four Seasons Famous Trail Mix Cookies copycat cookies are just like Four Seasons Jackson Hole’s famous Trail Mix Cookies, but made right in your home!
What is the worst feeling first thing in the morning? Besides the alarm…obviously. I’m going with freshly washed jeans. The shimmying and shaking, bouncing and hoisting is just so unpleasant before your first cup of coffee. Well, really it’s not pleasant anytime. So what do I do to make myself feel better? You guessed it – devour a cookie. I’m the queen of food logic. Never mind that I have been training for my 5k program and it is totally counter productive to devour cookies – but I figure I burned off some 400 calories in that hour of sweating and dying to warrant a cookie. Logic strikes again!!
And you have totally earned a cookie when you hiked around Jenny Lake in the pouring down rain in Jackson Hole. These cookies are a copycat of the Trail Mix cookies that the fantastic chefs at Four Seasons Jackson Hole packed for us when we were there for our Anniversaredo a couple of weeks ago. It is chock full of oats, white chocolate, dried cranberries, dried blueberries and that warm and healthy cookie feeling.
These cookies can be made Gluten Free in a couple of easy substitutions!!
When a man tells you he doesn’t like horses. Listen to him. I found out the hard way – by spending my anniversary in the Jackson Hole Emergency Room – that Ben and horses do not get along.
Four years ago Ben and I made our first trek to Jackson Hole to celebrate our first anniversary. We had grand plans of camping, taking in all the scenery and geeking out at Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. And we did those things. We camped, drove, sang off key and ate far too many hot dogs and turkey sandwiches with a Honda packed to the brim with gear and food. Wide eyed and romantic – we were ready! But we sure weren’t ready for a couple of torrential downpours and a trip to the emergency room! So we called it a mulligan and this year for our one year wedding anniversary – we had a do over. Or as I like to call it, an “anniversa-redo”! This time we ditched the tents and landed at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole.
Now, I’m no fan of flying – but the bumps and jostles were worth it when we didn’t have endless time to road trip our way there. Flying in was bumpy but when you see the Grand Tetons Right Outside Your Window, you forget all your worries and I got overwhelmingly excited about this grand adventure.
I can tell you right off the bat that our digs this time sure beat the three man tent the first time we were in Jackson Hole! If I could have found a way to hunker down there forever and just have Huck shipped to me, I would have never left… And the bed? I might have done a trust fall onto it.
Look at this bathroom!
Check this view. If you’re a skier or boarder, this is a paradise. The hotel backs up right to some of the most prime skiing right out the back door!
Our first day at the hotel was spent relaxing and taking it all in. The scenery was just as stunning as I remembered, with Teton Village looking out over the valley and the most stunning of mountains. Saturday night is rodeo night – so we went and got our giddy up on downtown Jackson. We both love a good rodeo – even if Ben doesn’t like riding.
Just north of the hotel about 20 minutes is Grand Tetons National Park, and that’s where we spent our Sunday. After fueling up at the Westbank Grill with Ben’s Huckleberry French Toast and my Huevos Rancheros, we headed out for the day’s trek.
And look what we got to take for a spin!
Four Seasons‘ chefs packed us a great picnic to take with stuffed sandwiches, like my Ahi Tuna sandwich and Ben’s roast beef with plenty of horseradish sauce and prime stone ground mustard potato salad. My lunch came with one of their famed Trail Mix cookies – which I will be passing on the recipe to you on Wednesday! – and Ben went with the traditional chocolate chip.
Our next stop was to go to the famed Grand Teton barns out near Kelly, Wyoming not too far north of Jackson. You know these barns. C’mon. The barns are part of the famed Mormon Row – where some of Jackson’s earliest settlers well, settled. As beautiful as the view is, settling and taming this region would be a struggle and you got to give them some kudos for their gumption back in the day. Right next to the barns was the Jackson buffalo herd and they loved having their photos taken.
This is the Buffalo version of “Hey, Girl”.
The storms, just like we remember, started to set in so Monday morning Ben and I hunkered down for a cup of coffee on the back patio. And we had a couple of lovely ladies with legs for DAYS that joined us for a little nosh. They decided the trees were just right for eating – and we stuck with our coffee and toasty Pendleton blankets by the fire place. They came right up to the patio, even surprising the employees who couldn’t believe that Ben and I got to see these moose come within 15 feet of us!
In between the storms, we treked out in the morning for a hike around Jenny Lake and then grabbed a couple of bikes from Base Camp right at the resort and rode our way down the path and dodged rain drops where we could. We failed and came back soaked, but the ride along the fences of a great cattle ranch and fields of horses was refreshing and so relaxing.
Since it was our last night, we spent our evening at the Westbank Grill going all out with the most melt in your mouth buffalo short ribs and elk osso bucco. For dessert – since we hiked all around Jenny Lake and went for a bike ride – we split the Cowboy Cookie with a whopping dollop of vanilla ice cream on top. Then, I proceeded to fail whale into that king size bed and zonk right out.
It was a dream and a half way to spend our first wedding anniversary – much better than the other one where we spent our day in the emergency room fixing Ben’s wonky wrist and busted lip. Jackson Hole holds a very special place in our heart, with so many memories made – and we already can’t wait to go back again. Next time, we really may never leave.
*Note* Thank you to Four Seasons Jackson Hole for hosting us an our Anniversa-redo, we loved our stay and all opinions are our own.
I tell you all the time how the Palouse is home, it’s our zen place, our Mecca. It’s where Ben grew up, played in the dirt, and worked with his family in the fields.It’s the smell of the dust, the wind and the rare post-rain cleanliness. The Palouse is the place we yearn to raise a family, grow old and make our dreams a reality. Explaining this might sound simplistic, and even cliche – but unless you have seen it, spent a baby blue, pink and brilliant orange sunset out amongst the hills reflecting light into the wheat – you might never understand. And that’s okay. A town like that isn’t for everyone, an hour from town, no city lights, no stop lights for miles, and a dwindling life style that seems like a relic of a bygone era. It is so intertwined with who Ben is, it makes my heart swell and makes my love for him grown stronger.
A few weeks ago we visited home and spent our afternoons driving to our favorite spots, visiting family and soaking in every moment we could before returning to Seattle. Here are a few of my favorite snaps that try to convey the depths of my love for this region, this family and this land.
Take your standard stuffed mushrooms up a level with these chorizo hash stuffed breakfast mushrooms with egg! These are a great twist on a classic appetizer, that will fuel you up all day long.
I’m pretty sure there is an equation or formula that can tell you exactly how little time it will take to you completely un-relax from you vacation. Basically, it takes about 5% of the total time you spent on vacation to completely ruin all the hard work you did relaxing on that vacation in the first place! What’s up with that? Relaxing is hard work, man. And real life sure knows how to throw a whole heap of monkey wrenches, annoying plane passengers, The WORST airline known to man *Cough*FRONTIER*Cough*.
What is it about plane travel that makes people lose all their damn sense? Here is my list of how to not annoy the living daylights out of your fellow airline passengers. And what airlines need to know to keep their passengers happy – I”m talking directly to YOU Frontier!!
Use those leftover bananas and road trip doughnuts for this quick 10 minutes camping dessert. Dripping with citrus and caramel, this is one nice change of pace from campfire s’mores.
I’m a sucker for convenience store snacks. Who isn’t? Really, you’re not? That’s a shame we can’t be friends anymore. Kidding.
I need a sweet, a salty, a crunchy and a healthy snack all for balance. And a Diet Coke, and if we’re leaving at the ass crack of 0′Dark Thirty – you can bet that doughnuts are going to be involved, too. Doughnuts or doughnut holes always made an appearance on road trips to Eastern Washington with my dad. Or fishing. Or hunting. Or any time we had a trip 3 hours or longer. It was fact.
And I miss those road trips – they were always full of memories, and road naps, and Dad-music that I sometimes like and more often than not rolled my eyes at — Read: Craig Quaquico and his mid-90′s techno mood guitaring – but they were always great road trips you can only appreciate as an adult.
Inevitably – we could never get through a WHOLE package of doughnuts – probably for the best – and they would develop that slight crunch on the outside. Stale doughnuts still made me blissfully happy. But once they reach that point that they’re crunchy – we’ve reached that arbitrary line where we can’t eat them and might even have to toss them. Toss a doughnut? Don’t say such blaphemy! Instead – let’s toss some caramelized bananas on top and let ‘em soak it all in. Viola!!
This recipe is stupid simple and super classy for camping. I live, breath and devour s’mores while I’m camping just as much as the next camper – but when you’ve gorged yourself through your chocolate bars, bust out your post-hike bananas and coat them in a little sauce, pour on the doughnuts and BAM Alama WHAM!!
Be sure to get your glamp breakfast in this Tomato and Pepper with Egg Skillet and post-hike snack of Trail Mix and Honey Parfaits for your weekend’s camping adventure. No one says that camp food can’t be classy!
I think any worker bee in an office environment has to learn to take the joy in the simple things like, office supplies. There isn’t much excitment that can come from a 6×6 cubicle with tan burlapped walls, a slow computer, and a nosey boss who just shows up and hangs on your wall, with the drone that sounds like the boss from Office Space. Do these guys go through a class in that? Well, as today is my last day at my current office job and construction project, this is a most aptly timed edition of OKMH – The Office edition. Or the office supply edition. I need some new swag when I start my new project on Wednesday after the holiday weekend.
I plan on maxing out my zen this weekend, because I know when Wednesday rolls around it’s gonna get CRAYYYY.
Allison has a great sense of humor about her when it comes to life, work, and well everything. Sister has to being a teacher. If you can’t laugh at it all – or drink your way through it – you’re doing it wrong. KIDDING!! So to make sure I get my LOL’s in every day, she decked me out in the funnies. I mean Some Ecards post-its? For real. Along with a handy cady of all things blue, gree and white, paper clips, alligator clips and push pins. My favorite colors, naturally.
I used to be lucky enough to take Huck in tow work with me, but the new job nixed that one… That’s okay though because I still plan on proudly displaying my Labrdork wares for all to see. Lettin’ my Lab Flag Fly!! Holla. My Labrador leash hook will handle all manner of PPE and construction vests and well, it’s a construction trailer so the air fresheners will come in handy for that pesky man smell that I’m sure will be wafting around. Included in every box of OKMH is the obligatory edible. Or edibleS (multiple) in this case. Allison knows about my spirit flavoring known as the Pumpkin Spice. And homegirl went all sorts of out on this one – as someone who doesn’t like pumpkin or the spice, I’m not sure – I fully applaud and value her making me these treats all the more.
Because let’s review the top item – it’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup made from SCRATCH!! Take THAT Starbucks. I don’t need you anymore! Okay, well maybe sometimes I do, but for this fall – NOPE.
And there’s MOAR!!!
Wait for it.
Okay, because just one second…. Anddd…. NOW.
She even included her Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows!! Ben has been adding them to his coffee in the morning, and I have been eating them straight out of the package. #noshame. My marshmallows never come out like Allisons, with all this humidity in our Seattle air, they’re always sticky on the outside no matter how much powdered sugar and corn starch I put in. So at least Arizona’s dry, hot as hell heat has something going for it- You can make wicked tasty mallows and then lay them out in the sun until they toast all in one step!! Winning.
So now, I have to put on real clothes to start the day, go to my last day of work and add graham crackers and chocolate to my list to celebrate with Pumpkin Spice S’mores when I get home… This is how you win at life.
Catch up on all my other OKMH lovelies with their reveals from this month’s Office Edition Boxes!
This trail mix greek yogurt parfaits are perfect for every day breakfasts or your camping retreat! Making your trail mix multi-task in this morning parfait.
Who’s going camping this weekend? It’s Labor Day weekend and time for one last hurrah in the woods before schools are back in, lunches need to be packed and fantasy football officially takes men away from their wives for hours and hours at a time… Looking at you, BEN!! Well, this week I’m celebrating this last hurrah of summer and we’re getting down to business with glam camp food and super simple camp side fare that takes minimal prep work and is super fun – so you can get back to camping and no scrubbing pots and pans. It’s vacation after all!
Monday we started the week with this Tomato Bell Pepper and Egg Skillet. It was a huge hit with the family and it has eggs and bread for dipping. What part of that isn’t a winner? I have another one here for you, too!
I can’t get enough trail mix – and I always have a bag full of it at my desk at work. Usually it’s the fruit laden variety and minimal peanuts. It’s a filler legume. Gimme the seeds, the raisins, the pineapple and almonds! The other thing I always have at my desk or in our cooler camping is yogurt – especially greek yogurt. To get through a day at the office or a long morning hike, my choice is always Chobani. For these parfaits, I kept it simple with vanilla greek yogurt – but change it up with some of their new coconut, or even the tried and true passionfruit yogurt! It’s super handy to keep a few individual cups of ‘Cho in your cooler for the weekend, and toss a couple handfuls of trail mix on top.
This weekend, with Ben and I off to mountains far from home, there will be one or two of these in our picnic to refuel post-hike. But where are we going? We’ll keep you posted – keep track of our adventures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Trust me, it’s gonna be so much fun, and uber romantic! What I will tell you – is that we’re redo-ing our first anniversary and hopefully it won’t involve an emergency room this time around… Or horses.
Camping season isn’t over – and this is one easy breakfast to make over a campfire or camp stove. These simple ingredients make this tomato pepper and egg breakfast skillet gourmet in the woods!
A couple of weekends ago Ben and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! Somehow a year has passed, already! Note to self – order wedding photos!! Yes, I have no ordered our wedding photos yet. But to celebrate, we wanted to go back to wear allll the magic happened and celebrate in eastern Washington. Camping. Well, we planned on camping. And I planned on cooking. Only one of those things happened.
It was harvest time around them thur parts – so I grabbed my camera and we drove around the Palouse for a few hours snapping photos and taking it all in. I think Ben really misses being out in the fields working them during this time of year. He grew up doing it, so its hard to part from something as in-”grain”ed in who he is as farming. You just knew a pun had to be thrown in there… Look at who’s blog you’re reading…
Another one of our adventures besides visiting the farm and visiting the grandparents was to drive up and visit the wedding venue where we got married! We stopped into the fruit farm where we took our first photos, and picked peaches right from the trees. We stopped for a spell and visited our wedding venue and the lovely couple that run the joint and bought an amazing bottle of wine to celebrate and even stopped in at our cupcake maker’s shop to snag a few treats to take back to the family’s house with us. Best part – it was all Ben’s idea!! He might not show that romatic side often – to keep me on my toes, he says – but when that side comes out, I’m a puddle.
Our grand plan of camping didn’t work out as well, planned – and after an encounter on the Mountain, near the farm where we were supposed to camp, that included Huck catching a scent trail and nearly running off leaving us to hear a long, low growl as we left (quickly), I figured I’d let the beasts of the mountain have their territory and I would take one for the team sleep in a real bed and not bother them… Yeah… o.O
With all this glam-camp food I had ready to prepare – and not a camp stove to do it- I ended up cooking for the family at home instead. And really, even thought camping sounded like a great idea at the time - I was pretty glad to have a real bathroom all weekend.
This tomato, pepper and egg skillet is great for a crowd using only one skillet and minimizing camp dish doing. It doesn’t take a lot of prep work or time to make either, so you have more time hiking and relaxing than slaving over a campfire! You will love this high class camping fare.
All week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite camp cooking ideas and quick tricks to camp cooking so you can be prepped and ready for this Labor Day weekend! Get one last hurrah in before fall starts and the kids are back in school!
I know, it’s a daunting prospect – little blogger trying to play with the big brand boys. Well, you know what? You can do it! Really. And what it starts with – the most critical part – is understanding your value as a blogger. Each and every one, big to small blogger, has value. And if you know and understand the value you have, and how your unique influence has an effect on others, you are way ahead of the game. Getting brands to understand that, in some instances, can be a little more difficult. But you are your best advocate for you and your brand. Yup, I said it – you yourself are a brand. And as the front (wo)man, the first line of everything and you have the power to make the most of what you have to offer.
Working with brands can be good, it can be bad, and it can be scary. A good brand relationship will keep you both packed to the gills with good, consistent work – work that you as a blogger might be charging less than your “going rate” for, but you see it as worth it, because it’s a mutually beneficial relationship, and one that keeps the cash flowing and the relationship and creativity alive. It can be a joyous experience and I’m here to help break it down a little to help us all unlock the mysteries of working with brands.
I’m no expert, but I’ve dealt with the good, great and the ugly. These are the things I have learned along the way from my blogger’s perspective. I’m not a 500k views per month blog – but by learning the ropes and going through some trial and error along the way, you can make these relationships sustainable, successful for both parties and hopefully – work together again!
A good relationship can lead to sustained work between a blogger and a brand. A great relationship allows the brand to influence the blogger and the blogger to influence the brand. They are both looking for ways to be creative, adventurous and successful and they talk openly and upfront about what they both need from one another. Here are a few keys to help both parties stay in this realm of all things good.
Give Your Client and Brand Quality Photos – Totally important. In this Pinnable world your photos have to be good, nay even great for your skill set. We are visual creatures and brands need quality, interesting photos to market to their base. Invest (if you can) in quality equipment; learn new techniques and practice, practice, practice. Learn some new tips, check Pinterest for interesting food photos, or check out your favorite mags for inspiration. Keep snappin’ – you’ll find your zen!
Alluring content – No one wants to hear, “Oh this olive oil is just great, and it tastes great, and it’s GREAT!”. Tell your readers WHY it’s great. What makes this product stand out from the rest? Have a great mixer? Why is it better than the others? For example, “I love my KitchenAid 7 quart stand mixer because it’s a work horse in my kitchen and a bread kneading machine! After a long day of baking it still looks amazing when it’s sitting on the counter it’s a real kitchen worthy statement piece!” See the difference? Visual writing makes all the difference. Sure we can’t always be ‘on-point’ all the time, but taking some extra time to write well will drive an authentic picture.
Ask your brand questions – and be polite. No brainer, right? Many brands don’t know what we as bloggers “do”, besides cook and snap photos. But each post is unique – Give them options. Do they want a product review, or a custom recipe? A giveaway or just mention? Do they want horizontal photos or vertical? Links to specific parts of their sites? Is there are specific uses for this product they want highlighted? Do they like one application more than another? Do they want something simple, or can you go crazy and let your imagination run wild with their product? Comfort food or gourmet? It might seem obvious to you, but let them help! It’s a two way street. And communication is key!
Be polite. – They are investing their time, money and trust into you and your skills. And you are investing your skills, time and reliable income to them.
Explain your versatility to the brand – You cook, write, shoot, edit, and promote, tweet, and pin all in one little blogger package! You have immense VALUE, don’t sell yourself short. A good brand will recognize this.
Ask for payment – and be willing to negotiate. I’m only going to say this once. Even if you’re not a big time blogger – you’re doing all other bloggers a disservice when you work for free product. You’re selling yourself short – you’re selling our industry short. Think about what working for free does for you in the long run. Did you take you the hottest guy in your high school class to prom and offer to pay for everything just so you could say you went to the hottest guy there? NO!! So, don’t do it in your blogging.
Work for a rate that is fair to the product (ie: blog post, promotion, etc) that you will provide for the brand. Your work is a product.
Be willing to negotiate.
There is no set rate for what all bloggers should charge, do what feels best for YOU. Love a product or company and would rather work for less than your “going rate” to rep for them? That’s fine! Want to ask more for your work because it will require tons of time and effort? Ask for more. There is no set figure – do what works best for YOU.
Let me amend my “work for payment” – If working for product is your zen, do it. But make sure that you are doing it as a representation of what you have to offer. If it works for you, do it. It comes down to personal preference.
You’re a business person, not a wilting timid flower – act like it.
Don’t be afraid to hear the word “no”. Learn from your experience and try again. No brand is too big – go for the gold and promote your brand! Yup, you’re a brand yourself!
If you’re a new blogger to the brand game –
Think about your value. What do you as a blogger bring to the table that will benefit you and benefit the brand?
Write a media kit – Briefly outline your blog stats (I use a one page Word Document! Really! – Click here for my blank media kit to use as a guide! ) to keep on hand so you can e-mail it to the brand. Be ready to tell them what those numbers mean to your blog. Do you have a small and engaged audience? Or a large but unengaged audience? Numbers can mean so many things – so tell your brand what your numbers mean for their brand.
Working with brands gets easier. The first few times you shyly ask a brand if you can work with them will help build your confidence and refine your marketing strategy. Heck, keep a form letter written on your computer that has your basic pitch and customize it for each brand – that way you know what you want to say when the time comes and don’t have a panic attack or feel pressured.
Keep at it and you’ll be FINE! But you have to start with one, so go forth and pitch!
Be confident, you’re awesome.
And don’t worry – we have some advice for brands here, too!! Blogging and work is a two way street and we all have something to learn. So as a brand, here are a couple good bits for you to take in when working with us bloggers, big and small.
Good brands pay fairly – Good brands, small start-ups or big multi-national corporations, pay bloggers a fair rate. A good brand will work with a blogger and negotiate fair payment for work done. Not send them product (or worse, coupons) in exchange for a blog post. We’re all businesses here, large or small – treat us like it. :: I totally wish that samples of chocolate paid my rent, my dog’s food, car insurance, and for Ben’s nursing school. It doesn’t – and I would totally be 30 pounds heavier. Yikes.
A good brand will ask questions - Why is working with the blogger going to be good for us? What will this blogger give us that I can’t get in-house? A good brand will recognize the value of their blogger – a photographer, cook, recipe developer, editor, stylist and manager all in one step!
A great brand will not think itself too big for its britches.
Know what you want – Do you want this to go on your website? Your blogger’s website? Both websites? Talk with your blogger to figure out the best marketing strategy. Do you want this product used in practical everyday applications or do you want them to reach for the stars? Are there certain tags, SEO models, wording, special characters they need to use? Tell your bloggers what you want. And be willing to work with them so it sounds authentic and in the blogger’s voice.
Let bloggers use their voice – that’s why you hired us. Don’t let us write a post, put hours of flour, eggs, dusty photo equipment, and our sanity on the line for a post and then condition it, streamline it, and change it to the point that it doesn’t sound like us anymore. We don’t like it and our readers HATE it even more!! Our readers will not buy your product if they don’t see our writing or reviews as genuine and authentic! Trust us – our readers KNOW when they are being pitched.
To brands and bloggers alike:
Be respectful of each other, be kind, and be fair. Don’t cheap skate, fleece, pull the wool, or anything to anyone. Work your hardest and do your best. Talk and develop relationships with one another. Remember that both parties are not too big or better than one another and everyone has a lot to learn. Bloggers don’t be scared of “big” companies or rejection – this will teach us all to grow. Companies, we realize you can’t pay every blogger the same (nor should all bloggers be paid the same), we’re just asking that you pay us fairly. We are a growing, thriving, booming and ever evolving industry and has morphed and adapted and can do anything and everything – Let’s learn to work well together so that we can all SUCCEED.
So – are you a blogger that wants to work with brands? If you have questions – leave a comment below!! Let’s start a discussion! Seasoned bloggers? Do you have any advice to add to this list? Leave a comment let’s keep this learning shesh going!
Remember the most important thing – You’re AWESOME!
Give this simple Pacific Northwest infused Smoked Salmon Potato Salad filled with garlic, dill and PNW smoked salmon for your next get together.
I know I am going to catch a lot of flack for what I’m going to say, so I’m preparing myself to duck and cover, run, hunker down and dodge whatever you’re gonna be throwing at me. – I’m so excited for FALL!!!
Oh good – whew, nothing came at me. Sorry if you just ruined your computer screen throwing coffee at it. But today as I was walking Huck in the morning it was a crisp, chilly and refreshing 57 degrees out – and I loved it. I’m a terrible person, but it’s true – loved it. It means Pumpkin Everything Season is on it’s way, Halloween (my birthday) is soon to be here and so is football season! See, now are you excited for fall time too? I thought so.
But don’t get me wrong – I”m still enjoying the heck out of what’s left for summer. Ben and I went back to his hometown last weekend to celebrate our one year anniversary and enjoy the great Palouse and outdoors. It was beautiful. And there was lots of BBQ-ing to be had. The best part of BBQ for me, is the side dishes – namely potato salad. This time I wanted to put a distinctly Pacific Northwest Twist on it by adding in some smoked salmon, dill and lemon. Simple is good when you’re working with salmon and simple is good when it comes to potato salad!
Buying the dill for this adventure was a bit hilarious because my store only had a 5 foot tall stalk of dill. Nothing dried, nothing smaller – a bundle of dill that was as tall as I was. For ONE recipe. Really? Yeah. Well Dill-on the Dill Plant came home with me for this recipe, and got in my way as he stood tall in my kitchen with his Bieber-esque dill fringe in his face. So he got a nice haircut and he contributed nicely to this smoked salmon potato salad.
It was nice to talk to a friend – even if he was a plant – while I was cooking. He’s such a good helper. And he tastes amazing.
So as you enjoy the winding down of summer – don’t forget to bring this to your next BBQ and enjoy the fresh tastes of what’s left of summer.
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