A Knife and a Penny

My 3rd wedding anniversary with A just recently came and went. We celebrated as usual: good food, good drink, good laughs, and a gift. Before our first anniversary, A and I had decided that we were going to gift each other traditional gifts for our anniversary. First, paper. Second, cotton. Third, leather. The challenge of finding the right item and the nod to a centuries-old tradition suits us. So how did we manage to both gift each other knives for our third anniversary?

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Summer Caprese Dinner Salad: The Perfect Summer Meal

Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors, relaxing with family, and taking in those extra rays of sunshine. Even if you love food like me, you don’t want to spend all of your time cooking. With everything suddenly in season, you can get away with minimal effort and still eat like a king. Enter: the summer caprese dinner salad.

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Sweet Summer Raspberries

Growing up, the running family joke was to never leave a container of raspberries in the fridge if you planned to use them because I would eat them before you could bat an eyelash. My mom actually used to hide berries under the celery in the crisper drawer to keep me from eating them, or she’d just buy two containers (one as a decoy and one to hide). I love raspberries. They are my favorite fruit by a long shot, but unfortunately for me, they don’t have a very long season. Naturally, raspberry season is my very favorite.

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