The Etta + Billie team and I pulled together a list of recipes to try out this Fourth of July weekend. Hope you’re inspired and please share any photos or recipes you think we should try!
Photo: Tim Mazurek, Lottie + Doof
Tomatoes and cheese is always an epic combination but this recipe takes it up a notch. Perfect for summer evenings as a shared snack or a light dinner.
Garlic, Rosemary and Chili Almonds
The Etta + Billie team has some serious snackers (we talk about food at least 2-3 times a day) and our intern loves this recipe because it keeps guest happily munching while you complete the meal. Caution though, these nuts may develop into a serious addiction. Bonus: points since these are done on the stove top, you won’t be sweating intensely over a cranked up oven.
photo credit: Bon Appetit
Grilled Corn and Nectarine Salad
Take advantage of all the fresh corn and nectarines out there with this delightful salad. A really great side for grilled meat.
Photo: Jon Edwards, Draft Magazine
Grilled New York Strips with Dubbel Butter
As part of a great American tradition, no 4th of July celebration would be complete without some form of grilled meat. Or beer. So this recipe kills two birds with one stone, and is sounds AMAZING.
Honey Mustard Vegetable Kabobs
This recipe seems like a great way to add a twist to a traditional veggie grill plus it will satisfy both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The bittersweet flavor of honey mustard, perfectly complements the smoky grilled vegetables.
Photo: Morgan from Host the Toast
Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie
Touches on a great American tradition but definitely not your ordinary Peach Pie. Lightly sauced with maple and bourbon with a fine sweet crunch of pecan streusel. Ready to be topped with vanilla ice cream.
Last but not least, the cocktails!
Cardamom Moscow Mule
A few of my favorite things, all in one cocktail – Ginger Beer, Cardamom and Lime. Try it with Bourbon for a little more depth.
Strawberry Basil Vodka Smash
A nice alternative way to use in season strawberries and basil.
It seems like the piles of trash and waste is absolutely endless due to a rise in cooking at home during this quarantine. With today being “Learn About Composting Day”, I simply cannot think of a better time to learn how to utilize kitchen scraps. Finding alternatives to combat the sheer amount of waste that we produce is actually quite easier than some might think. If you are wanting to take the plunge into the world of composting and/or reducing your kitchen waste, here are a few simply ways you can spearhead the process:
For this week’s business feature, we hear from Be Just, a shop that houses a collection of household essentials that combine functionality, form, and beauty in the Belmont area of Charlottesville, Virginia.