Happy Monday! Holy crap I don’t even remember June ending and July beginning. This month’s Monthly Recap: June edition was difficult to put together… I was extremely busy and for the first time this year…my restaurant list is really unimpressive. I was discussing what led to my lack of restaurant visits and realized that I kicked ass on cooking at home in June. I decided to try my hand at the Tone It Up challenge (which I actually loved) and it really forced me to cook at home. I love to cook so this was not difficult and my bank account thanked me at the end of the month! I also had the opportunity to travel to Nashville for a wonderful bachelorette party. I cannot wait to go back and experience that beautiful city for everything else it has to offer. I am dying to try Slim & Husky’s, Henrietta Red, Henley, Butcher & Bee and City House.
| BOOKS |
We are switching it up this month – I actually got a couple of new cookbooks this month and wanted to share! I am a SUCKER for cookbooks – post coming on my favorites! In the meantime – I started keeping track of the books that I have read and some of my favorites I have owned for awhile and are now staples on my bookshelf. You can find my Reading List here!
- Spritz – this book goes over the in and outs, ups and downs and everything in-between when it comes to this Italian themed cocktail. Perfect for Summer as well as a display piece on your bar cart!
- Seasons by Donna Hay – Donna Hay’s books are pieces of art. The photographs and recipes make you want to get to work in the kitchen immediately. Her recipes are easy to follow and allow you to embrace the foods of whichever season you are currently in!