Coffee, Smoke & Whiskey Layer Cake

March 8, 2017
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Some ten years ago I met a man on a hot Summer day in a whirlwind of music festival dust. He wore worn out Chuck Taylor All Stars and a crooked smile, and lured with the promise of cold beers and good laughs. We went to a concert together later that night, and to this day I still can’t stop smiling whenever a song from that concert is played on the radio. To me, that’s the sound of young love.…

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Table Setting

Table Setting with Cacti & Succulents

February 21, 2017
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Smoke, coffee, and whiskey was the flavors of the dinner party we hosted to celebrate Mikkel’s 30th birthday this Weekend! This post is a peek at the dining table I set for the occasion, and if you make it all the way to the bottom I’ll share the menu with you as well. Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@blueberrytales) know that we only just arrived back home from Morocco. We spent a few days there, just unplugging…

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Blood Orange Meringue Tart

February 7, 2017
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My dear friend, Valentina, and I met on the very first day of law school and before our first class of contract law was done we were chatting about our common love for food, good food. And we haven’t stopped since. During the years we’ve explored everything from fine dining to casual Sunday cake, and this Sunday I invited her over to catch up and taste this Blood Orange Meringue Tart. She is one of those friends whose opinions I…

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Preserved Lemons

January 30, 2017
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I’m writing this blog post from the sofa with my legs up and Suits on the TV in the background. The apartment is all quiet and has been this entire Weekend. Mikkel and August went to visit the grandparents, leaving me home alone for the first time since August was born. As much as enjoy my alone time I can’t wait until they walk in the front door and August starts to pulls out his LEGO, empties the rest of…

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Cavolo Nero & Preserved Lemon Linguine

January 15, 2017
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Hello 2017! Mikkel and August are napping in our bedroom leaving me with a window of one, maybe two hours if I’m lucky, to finish this first post of the new year. Maybe I even get to sit down with a cup of mint tea and flip through the Kinfolk issue I bought before Christmas; it has been sitting on our shelf, unopened, ever since. Lately, life has just been a bit more chaotic than usual. I’m not going to…

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Lavender Marshmallows

December 23, 2016

The final post of the year and a trip down memory lane, that’s what these marshmallows are. They remind me of field trips during my early school years, kisses in the glow of the bonfire’s flickering flames, and young love. But they’re also a window into the near future; as I’m toasting  marshmallows over a candle I picture the bonfires and late Summer nights we’re going to experience from next year in the dream garden of mine, belonging to the…

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