Summer Lights

Summer Lovin' had me a blast! I should say had US a blast! Mark and I hosted a summer tasting event at our house. Mark tried his hand at making 8 small courses for 8 over our friends. Oh boy, was it a night to remember! 

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Manresa

Manresa- a 3 Star Michelin Restaurant tucked into downtown Los Gatos, California. Off the normal walkway, it made it feel like it was secluded and exclusive. Setting the mood for a unique dining experience. 

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Jammin' Away

Summer calls for long, hot nights, fresh fruits, picnics, and jamming away! No, not at the music festivals. We're talking about jammin' (and not just to head banging to music) in the kitchen, some good ole fruit preserves! But don't be jelly, I'll share with you our way of jamming, drum roll please! I'll try to sandwich in as many jammy puns as I can, but it can get it bit sticky. Step into our jam session... if you're ready for this jelly.

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Game of Thrones- Season 7 Premiere Feast

Many seasons ago, when it was still a long summer, two girls started a tradition, Game of Thrones night. Upon this eve, they sat and watched the latest episode of the series. On the third night, one girl was out shopping and discovered an ale... a red ale with a dragon emblazoned on it's bottle. From hence for they started to drink the ale of the Ommegang, collect the bottles and continue the tradition hence forth. One night they did attempt to have A Bloody Feast

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Thai at Home

8 months after we travelled to Thailand and took an amazing 5 hour cooking class to learn 6 different dishes, we FINALLY tried this at home! We chose a Sunday night where our friend Anastasia comes over to watch Game of Thrones. An extra mouth to feed and try our food with us. 

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Chiang Mai Cooking Class

After Bangkok we headed up to Chiang Mai, northern region of Thailand. On this venture we learned that each region of Thailand has its own unique flavors and dishes. They vary from place to place. So not only were we excited to try new flavors but to go to The Chian Mai Thai Farm Cooking School (I don't know why it had such a ridiculously long name).

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Gaggan- Thailand

December 2016, Mark and I traveled to Thailand with his family. One of requests on this trip was to visit Gaggan, we discovered while watching Chef's Table on Netflix. We happened to be stopping in Bangkok for a few nights before heading off to explore the rest of the country. 

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Watermelon Cleanse

So, I have never done a cleanse before. I grew up watching my mom do them every so often, yet I did not see the point of one. Even as I went to school, learned more about nutrition and went through my competitions, I still saw no point in doing a cleanse because I firmly believe in eating food. 

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