Fourth of July + Reading Material

Fourth of July Blueberry Pie

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

I say this pretty much every time a major holiday weekend rolls around, but seriously how is it July already? This year is flying by incredibly quickly and so is the summer! Thankfully there are still two whole months left, plenty of time for all the peach, tomato, and grill-related recipes I had in mind. We’re traveling this week first to North Carolina and then out to Pennsylvania for the Fourth. While we’re away I’ve collected a few items that caught my attention this week.

Reading Material:

I real Nigel Slater’s memoir, Toast a year or two ago and this beautifully written piece in the New Yorker captures exactly what makes his writing so special.

Oh, Audrey Hepburn. Basically everyone worships her fashion sense, and now thanks to a new cookbook called Audrey at Home by her son we can start to emulate her entertaining style too. (via Bon Appétit)

I love home ec tricks and this list of recipes to use up the last of the jar from Food Network is worth a look for the mustard vinaigrette alone.

While we’re on the subject of home ec, I need to print this chart from Real Simple so I know how long ingredients will keep!

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail, especially one with bubbly? Bon Appétit certainly agrees and gives us lots of drinks that sparkle….