Friday Flotsam

lamp post / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRR97856453421! Are you a puzzle person? Not to be confused with puzzled person. But a puzzle person. One who loves and adores and obsesses and maniacally works puzzles with unbridled pleasure. I’ve come to discover in my life that there are two camps of people in this world. Well, two camps, plus a sub camp […]

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BLT Caprese Sandwiches on Baguette

BLT Caprese Sandwiches on Baguette / Bev Cooks

Picnic style! You know we need all the simple dinners in July, n’est ce pas? Well this one takes you places. In your head. You might actually be planted firmly in front of your air conditioner vent, but you’re still a good person. These baguette sandwiches are a) unbelievably flavorful, like serious summer explosions in […]

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Friday Flotsam

backyard daisies / bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRRumuluduru! I wish I was a skirt person. I TRY. I try with skirts. I think, “Look at that skirt! What a cute skirt! I need that skirt!” And then I hate the stupid skirt. And I’ve tried Everlane, Madewell, Target, Old Navy, even F41 a few years ago, but nothing is quite right. Why […]

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Heirloom Tomato and Gruyere Slab Pie

Heirloom Tomato and Gruyere Slab Pie / Bev Cooks

More gruyere! Just get into it. Listen, when it’s July, you tomato. You just do. This isn’t something to be negotiated. As of this moment, you’re officially on a mission to hunt down (Liam Neeson style) the most spectacular heirloom tomatoes you can possibly find and make your entire life about them. Because look at […]

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Gruyere Shrimp Hoagies with Jalapeno and Corn

Gruyere Shrimp Hoagies with Corn and Jalapeno / Bev Cooks

We’re talking peak summer giddy food right here. Yes pigeon, that would be melted GRUYERE all over that seared shrimp and corn and jalapeno tucked into a toasted hoagie bun. It’s that meal that needs vera vera (I typed it twice so you wouldn’t think it was a typo) little prep work, but also tastes […]

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Friday Flotsam

SOT - bev cooks

FRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRamlambam. “That’s the rub.” Have you . . . ever heard this phrase? And it’s not “That’s A rub.” It’s “That’s THE rub.” What’s the rub? What’s a rub? Like a dry rub? A massage? What exactly are we talking about? I discover, on an hourly basis, just how elderly I’m speedily becoming when I’m […]

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Monthly Mixtape: Crackling Sky and Ice Cream High

Monthly Mixtape: Crackling Sky and Ice Cream High / Bev Cooks

Julyyyy! Second half of the year, here we go. Are you kicking? Screaming? Creeping? Sliding? Singing? Bee-bopping? You’re a bee-bopper, I can feel it. I’m not sure that’s even remotely how you spell bee-bop, but I’m going for it. I don’t have much for you today, besides some tuuuuunes, bruh. There’s no real THEME, it’s […]

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Italian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups

Italian Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups / Bev Cooks

Or with a bunk load of crackers if you want! I mainly need you to make the rest of your summer about this Italian Tuna Salad because it’s CRAZY good. And I’m not just saying that. Like, the second it hits your tongue, complete show stopper. You’ll go, “Hold on, what did we put in […]

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