Reason to Celebrate

May 3, 2019

It’s May. And if that wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, this first weekend brings us both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. Like we needed an excuse for a delightful Bourbon cocktail or quick plate of Mexican. So, what’ll it be? Maybe both.

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A Derby Classic, the Mint Julep. http://gardenandgun.com/media/mint-julep

Brown Butter Bourbon Blondies  https://simplequietmodern.com/2016/05/01/brown-butter-bourbon-blondies/

Take your pick for lunch on a Sunday… Chilaquiles or Lentil Tacos. No bad choices here. https://simplequietmodern.com/?s=Chilaquiles https://simplequietmodern.com/2017/05/02/lentil-tacos/

photos: gp

 

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Reason to Celebrate

May 24, 2014

I thought they were going to be a “no-show”, but, after a couple of 70 degree days in a row this week I noticed a bit of activity on my Dogwoods. Excitedly I clipped a branch to bring inside and by the morning…well… we had bloom. To celebrate I decided a Mint Julep would play well into my Dogwood celebration. It all just seemed simple and modern and southern some how. Perfect.

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The Garden & Gun video for this perfect modern take on the classic Mint Julep will have you making one for yourself and wondering why people don’t make these more often. http://gardenandgun.com/media/mint-julep