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Foodie Picks for Spring Celebrations

Mar 21, 2012

by Kelly Carámbula

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Kelly Carámbula is a graphic designer, writer and publisher based in Brooklyn, New York. A recovering picky eater, she chronicles her adventures in the kitchen, often inspired by farmers market finds, and her weekly happy hours on her blog, eatmakeread. Kelly is also the founder, designer and publisher for the independent food magazine, Remedy Quarterly. She loves polka dots, wild strawberries, and exploring the city with her husband Aaron and their dog, Maude.

One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is spend time at the farmers market and the park. There’s always something new to discover — the shapes, colors and flavors of food continually fascinate me. When the weather is nice, I like to come home from the market, prepare some fruit, cheese and a beverage, then make our way back to the park. Once we’re there we’ll spread out a blanket, break out the snacks and catch up on our reading.

[Clockwise from top right: Remedy Quarterly Vols. I and II by Remedy QuarterlyVintage blanket from TheElmsVintageBag o’ Booty tote by Missibaba; Green Thermos from TinyVictoriesMichigan cutting board by AHeirloom]

I especially love this vintage Thermos with the graphic silverware and, being from Michigan, I just couldn’t resist this state cutting board.

[Clockwise from top left: Three Fruit Jam by theartofjam; Juice King vintage juicer from GalerieSavannahBlueRose and Black Pepper Thumbprint Cookies by Whimsy & Spice; Animals Amassed tea towel by Enormous championMuffin pan from This vintage thing

Spring and summer bring a plethora of berries and fruit, so making a tasty brunch is easy peasy. A simple muffin or scone served with homemade jam, yogurt and berries and perhaps some fresh squeezed juice…what could be better?

[Clockwise from top left: Cheers coasters by Red Bird Ink; Italian cocktail shaker from ilivevintageAn Illustrated Guide to Cocktails by Elizabeth Graeber; Muddler by Cattails Woodworks]

It’s no secret, I love making (and drinking) cocktails! It’s important to know the classics, but I like to get creative and come up with interesting flavor combinations, too. Having tools like a good cocktail shaker (is that not the prettiest shaker you’ve ever seen?) and a good muddler make improvising a cinch.

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Michigan Cutting Board 4th of july Gift Personalized engraved Michigan cheese state shaped board
Michigan Cutting Board 4th of july Gift Personalized engraved Michigan cheese state shaped board
$48.00 USD
Vintage Green Fork and Spoon King Seeley Thermos
Vintage Green Fork and Spoon King Seeley Thermos
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Large muffin tin / Industrial Organizer
Large muffin tin / Industrial Organizer
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Three Fruit Jam w/ Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackberry SPECIAL JARS
Three Fruit Jam w/ Strawberry, Raspberry and Blackberry SPECIAL JARS
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Thumbprint Jam Cookies, Rose & Black Pepper Tea cookies with rose preserves
Thumbprint Jam Cookies, Rose & Black Pepper Tea cookies with rose preserves
$7.25 USD
JUICE KING 1950's Red Vintage Juicer
JUICE KING 1950's Red Vintage Juicer
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Italian Cocktail Shaker metal alpacca silver
Italian Cocktail Shaker metal alpacca silver
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Cheers - Letterpressed Pub Coasters - Set of 10
Cheers - Letterpressed Pub Coasters - Set of 10
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Ready to ship, Muddler for Mojitos, Muddler for Summer Drinks, Wood muddler, Barware
Ready to ship, Muddler for Mojitos, Muddler for Summer Drinks, Wood muddler, Barware
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1 Featured Comment

  • PopLoveCouture

    Shai Wallach from PopLoveCouture said 4 years ago Featured

    I love when the weather just breaks and there's that first scent of spring and renewal in the air. It's exactly this time of year that makes you want to wander around outside and stretch the dust out of months' worth of hibernation. It's the perfect time for a picnic!

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