The Little Things Newsletter #213

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​June 27, 2020

Welcome to the weekend, my friends! We were rained out of our hiking plans – a.k.a. wandering around a new area last weekend, so that’s back on the agenda for today. Here’s hoping for sunshine!

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ON THE BLOG this week: Tender bites of chicken, sweet grapes, pasta, are combined and tossed with a creamy poppyseed dressing to make this simple Poppyseed Chicken and Grape Pasta Salad.

Salami, mozzarella, pepperoncini, olives, red onions, and potatoes are tossed with a garlicky vinegar and oil dressing to make this tangy Antipasti Potato Salad.

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bits Ice Cream is exactly that – a homemade vanilla ice cream fully loaded with miniature chocolate chips and toffee bits. And it’s pretty incredible.

What I’m CRAVING: Home & Plate’s Fried Green Tomatoes are topped with mozzarella and balsamic and they sound pretty incredible. I haven’t had fried green tomatoes in years and my mouth is watering just thinking about them.

What I’m READING: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri – It took me a few chapters to really get into this book, but after that, I was hooked. This is the story of a refugee couple escaping from Syria. I appreciated the way the book switched from present-day to past, giving you hope for their future while not softening the horror of their journey. This book was highly recommended by so many people I lost count. It isn’t a feel-good read, but it’s an excellent one nonetheless.

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

Wishing you a beautiful week full of little things that make you smile!


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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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