anna brones

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Posts Tagged ‘summer

Is There Anything Better Than Bikes and Sunshine?

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Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.

– John F. Kennedy

Life is simple really. Take a moment to slow down. Appreciate the present. Celebrate in the small things.

Standing on Pont des Arts I captured this shot, a woman cycling in the afternoon sun. Maybe she was on her way to meet a friend, maybe she was on her way home, or maybe she was just outside taking in the summer day. Whatever she was doing, it was beautiful.

Love bikes? You’ll love The Culinary Cyclist, a cookbook for anyone that believes that life is better spent on two wheels. 

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July 8, 2013 at 06:22

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Glad Midsommar!

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Celebrating the day of endless sun, whether or not in Sweden.

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June 21, 2013 at 00:01

How to Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee

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For coffee lovers, cold brew is summer’s nectar. You can of course buy cold brew systems, or end up with an expensive coffee shop addiction, but really all you need for delicious cold brew is a good coffee roast and a French press.

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July 18, 2012 at 19:25

What Food Are You Traveling With?

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Five minutes before I needed to be out the door I was running around like a madwoman. Leaving is always like this, even if it’s just for a short trip. Trash taken out? Check. Wallet? Check. Computer? Check. Computer charger? Check. Anything else? Shit. The hazelnuts and raspberries. Grab bulk bag of hazelnuts from freezer, not taking time to measure out how many I actually needed, and pulling the glass jar of raspberries from the fridge and stuffing it in right next to my computer case.

Completely normal.

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July 11, 2012 at 07:15

Recipe: Raspberry Rhubarb Quinoa Muffins with Raspberry Fig Jam

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On a cool Sunday morning I was in the middle of rows upon rows of raspberries. Summer means u-pick season, and there’s something about standing in a field of berries that inevitably leads to overdose. Pick one, eat one, repeat. An hour and a half later I was on a sugar high and had my arms full of two cardboard flats with 13 pounds of raspberries.

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July 10, 2012 at 06:41

The Ultimate Food Guide To Summer: 100 Things to Do With Your Vacation

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Even if you’re not on an academic schedule, the longer days of the season mean that you have way more time on your hands than usual. Which indicates that it’s high time to stop drooling over blogs about backyard homesteading and actually do something. Welcome to the official Foodie Underground Guide to Summer, with a list of everything you ever wanted to do when it comes to food, and a few things you never thought of.

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July 7, 2012 at 08:00

Swedish Midsommar 101

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It’s summer solstice this week, which means it’s high time for Swedish midsommar, the best of holidays. Why? Because it’s a classic Swedish tradition that celebrates the longest day of the year, with food and drink at the center. In other words, an event to celebrate the sun. Put good food, a few glasses of aquavit and a table of friends together and you have yourself a party. Read the rest of this entry »