Cool Stuff – Summer
“15-Minute Homemade Butter”

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Mine is butter. I like it salty, sweet, herby, garlicy, with a bit of cinnamon and honey perhaps on some warm bread. I have a butter keeper that I love and it sits on my counter and I look for excuses to scoop out of it. I love the grass-fed butter that is bright yellow. It’s not always easy to come by, but it’s out […]

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“How to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker”

One of the stories my dad tells me most often about his childhood memories at Tulipwood, is the sound of his grandmother’s ice cream being churned in the kitchen. It was a loud sort of affair, perhaps the first invention on the way to today’s modern ice cream makers. I like to think of her, my great grandmother, making a custard on her stove and then deciding what she was […]

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“Modern Pioneering Video: Watermelon Keg”

We propose one final outdoor party this weekend, and that you make this. Here Georgia shows you how to turn a simple watermelon into a party centerpiece! Blend the watermelon with water for a refreshing drink or with vodka for an adult version. All you’ll need is: A spigot which you can buy here A cutting board A large bowl A large spoon A serrated knife A small paring knife A […]

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“Breakfast Popsicles”

Breakfast popsicles are a fun, easy way to pack maximum nutrition into breakfast on the go. These can be made weeks ahead and stored in resealable plastic bags, and they’re infinitely versatile. Try them with yogurt for a creamy texture, or coconut or almond milk for a non-dairy variety. Start with unsweetened ingredients when possible and add in flavorings and sweeteners to your taste for the healthiest versions. As variations, […]

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“Heirloom Rice with Balsamic Mushrooms + Scallions”

I am always so inspired by family farmers who are willing to do the hard work to live off the best their hands can produce. Ralston Family Farms has a special place in my heart because of their dedication to making beautiful food, and because it is a lot of women! We are working together this year on my Adventure Getaway, showing how the rice capital of the world is […]

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“Easy Blueberry Tart”

My first activity upon returning to American soil was picking 2 gallons of blueberries at Tulipwood, and making a blueberry tart. My dad has the most amazing blueberry bushes that he has been cultivating for years. And the timing worked out just right for them to be ripe for the picking the day I returned from my France Road Trip.  We have an annual tradition of making Blueberry Pinot Noir […]

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“Modern Pioneering Video: 7-Herb Frittata + Upcycled Flower Styling”

I had so much fun teaming up with the crew from Cranford Co.​ to host a Modern Pioneering web series. From The Garden, The Kitchen, The Wild, and The Rest, you’ll be learning recipes, projects and skills for a self-sufficient life. This first one you can use for an easy brunch idea and an upcycled table centerpiece. This is a longer-format video than what we’ve done in the past, so […]

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